Effects of the California High School Exit Exam on Student Achievement and Graduation

Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2009 - 11:30am

An audio broadcast of our recent seminar “Effects of the California High School Exit Exam on Student Achievement and Graduation” featuring Sean F. Reardon and Michal Kurlaender is now available.

Sean F. Reardon is Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology at Stanford University, whose research focuses on the causes and consequences of educational and social inequality. Michal Kurlaender is Assistant Professor of Education at University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on education policy in K-12 and higher education. Student-level data from four large California school districts was used to examine the impact of the CAHSEE exam on student achievement and graduation rates. In particular, they focus of the effects of failing vs. passing the CAHSEE in 10th grade on the subsequent achievement and graduation rate of students with relatively low math and ELA skills. The speakers were introduced by PACE's Executive Director David N. Plank.

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