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Replication data for: Under Pressure: Job Security, Resource Allocation, and Productivity in Schools under No Child Left Behind

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Reback, Randall
  • Rockoff, Jonah
  • Schwartz, Heather L.
Publication Date
2014-01-02
Description
  • Abstract

    We conduct the first nationwide study of incentives under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, which requires states to punish schools failing to meet target passing rates on students' standardized exams. States' idiosyncratic policies created variation in the risk of failure among very similar schools in different states, which we use to identify effects of accountability pressure. We find NCLB lowers teachers' perceptions of job security, shifts time towards specialist teachers in high-stakes subjects and away from whole-class instruction, and has positive or neutral effects on students' enjoyment of learning and achievement in reading, math, and science.
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Relations
  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.6.3.207 (Text)
Publications
  • Reback, Randall, Jonah Rockoff, and Heather L. Schwartz. “Under Pressure: Job Security, Resource Allocation, and Productivity in Schools under No Child Left Behind.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 6, no. 3 (August 2014): 207–41. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.6.3.207.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.6.3.207 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Reback, Randall; Rockoff, Jonah; Schwartz, Heather L. (2014): Replication data for: Under Pressure: Job Security, Resource Allocation, and Productivity in Schools under No Child Left Behind. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114868V1