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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

If You Build It Will They Come? Teacher Use of Student Performance Data on a Web-Based Tool

John H. Tyler

NBER Working Paper No. 17486
Issued in October 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

I would like to thank Ben Zhang, Miriam Joelson, David Stern, Max Ashby, and David Storch for for their research assistance, and Amy Wooten, Eric Taylor, Dan Goldhaber, Jeffrey Wayman, and Richard Murnane for helpful conversations and intellectual contributions to this work. I also want to thank the Council of Great City Schools for their generous support for this project. Finally, a particular debt of gratitude is owed to the Cincinnati Public School system and especially to Elizabeth Holtzapple, Director of Research, Evaluation, and Test Administration, and Sarah Trimble-Oliver, Academic and Assessment System Administrator. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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