Differentiated Accountability and Education Production: Evidence from NCLB Waivers
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The research reported here was supported by grants from the Spencer, William T. Grant, and Walton Family Foundations. This research used data structured and maintained by the Michigan Consortium for Educational Research (MCER). MCER data are modified for analysis purposes using rules governed by MCER and are not identical to those data collected and maintained by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and/or Michigan’s Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI). Results, information, and opinions solely represent the analysis, information, and opinions of the author(s) and are not endorsed by, nor do they reflect the views or positions of, grantors, MDE and CEPI or any employee thereof. We are grateful for helpful comments and suggestions from seminar participants at Northwestern University, Brigham Young University, Harvard University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and conference participants at the 2016 meetings of the Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) in Denver, CO. We thank Elizabeth Mann, Max Kapustin, and Pieter De Vlieger for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.