NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Evaluating the Gifted Program of an Urban School District using a Modified Regression Discontinuity Design

Billie Davis, John Engberg, Dennis N. Epple, Holger Sieg, Ron Zimmer

NBER Working Paper No. 16414
Issued in September 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank William Dickens, Guido Imbens, Brian Junker, Allen Ruby, Robert Siegler, and seminar participants at numerous conferences and universities for comments and suggestions. We would also like to thank the "mid-sized urban school district'' for sharing their data. Andrea Phillips provided excellent research assistance. Financial support for this research is provided by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES R305A070117 and R305D090016). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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