NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Test-Based Accountability and Student Achievement: An Investigation of Differential Performance on NAEP and State Assessments

Brian A. Jacob

NBER Working Paper No. 12817
Issued in January 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

I would like to thank to Elizabeth Kent and J.D. LaRock for excellent project management and research assistance, and Daniel Koretz for many helpful suggestions. Funding for this project was generously provided by the U.S. Department of Education NAEP Secondary Analysis Grant (#R902B030024). The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and of course, all errors are my own.

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