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The Consequences of High School Exit Examinations for Struggling Low-Income Urban Students: Evidence from Massachusetts

John P. Papay, Richard J. Murnane, John B. Willett

NBER Working Paper No. 14186
Issued in July 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank Carrie Conaway, the Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, for providing the data and for answering many questions about data collection procedures. Participants in the May 1, 2008 NBER economics of education workshop provided helpful comments. Financial support was provided by the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences (Grant Number R305A080127) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean's Summer Fellowship. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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