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Title:  Quick Review: Charter schools' effects on long-term attainment and earnings.
Description: The study uses a quasi-experimental design (QED) using matching techniques. The study sample was first restricted to students who attended charter schools in eighth grade. Students then transitioning to a charter high school for ninth grade were placed in the intervention group and those transitioning to a non-charter high school for ninth grade were available for the comparison group. Then, students in the charter high school group were matched to the non-charter group using " . . . a one-to-one nearest-neighbor Mahalanobis matching approach" (p. 5) with no caliper restriction and replacement. Four cohorts of students were included in the sample, including students who were in eighth grade in the school years 1997-1998 through 2000-2001. The two groups included 1,143 students each.
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Cover Date: October 2016
Web Release: October 20, 2016
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Publication #: WWC QR82328
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Associated Centers: NCEE
Type of Product: Quick Review
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