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Are Expectations Alone Enough? Estimating the Effect of a Mandatory College-Prep Curriculum in Michigan

Brian Jacob, Susan Dynarski, Kenneth Frank, Barbara Schneider

NBER Working Paper No. 22013
Issued in February 2016

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Thanks to our partners at the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI), especially Thomas Howell, Venessa Keesler and Joseph Martineau. An army of research assistants worked to prepare these data and we are eternally grateful to them all. The Institute of Education Sciences provided generous support through Grant R305E100008. This research uses data structured and maintained by the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research (MCER). MCER data are modified for analysis using rules governed by MCER and are not identical to data collected and maintained by MDE and CEPI. Results, information and opinions are the authors’ and do not reflect the views or positions of MDE or CEPI. 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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