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Related Research on School Choice

February 21, 2012 3 min read

The authors of the Commentary “What Research Says About School Choice” provided the following list of sources related to their findings.

Some of the studies listed below are in PDF format.

Random Assignment Studies

“Evaluation of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program: Final Report,” U.S. Department of Education, 2010

“School Choice as a Latent Variable: Estimating ‘Complier Average Causal Effect’ of Vouchers in Charlotte,” Policy Studies Journal, 2007

“Another Look at the New York City School Voucher Experiment,” American Behavioral Scientist, 2004

See Also

“Principal Stratification Approach to Broken Randomized Experiments: A Case Study of School Choice Vouchers in New York City,” Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2003

The Education Gap
Paul E. Peterson and William G. Howell, 2002

“Vouchers in Charlotte,” Education Next, Summer 2001

“Private School Vouchers and Student Achievement,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1998

“School Choice in Milwaukee: A Randomized Experiment,” Learning From School Choice, 1998

A Win-Win Solution: The Empirical Evidence on School Vouchers, Greg Forester, 2011

Academic Outcomes in Public Schools

“Rising Tide,” Education Next, 2001

“Rising to the Challenge: The Effect of School Choice on Public Schools in Milwaukee and San Antonio,” Manhattan Institute, 2002

“Impact of Voucher Design on Public School Performance: Evidence from Florida and Milwaukee Voucher Programs,” Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Report #315, 2008

“Can Increasing Private School Participation and Monetary Loss in a Voucher Program Affect Public School Performance? Evidence from Milwaukee,” Journal of Public Economics, 2008

“Vouchers and Public School Performance: A Case Study of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program,” Economic Policy Institute, 2007

“An Evaluation of the Florida A-Plus Accountability and School Choice Program,” Manhattan Institute, 2001

“Competition Passes the Test,” Education Next, 2004

“Closing the Gap,” Education Next, 2004

“Vouchers, Public School Response, and the Role of Incentives: Evidence from Florida,” Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Report #306, 2007

“Do Accountability and Voucher Threats Improve Low-Performing Schools?” Journal of Public Economics, 2006

“Feeling the Florida Heat? How Low-Performing Schools Respond to Voucher and Accountability Pressure,” National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2007

“The Efficacy of Choice Threats within School Accountability Systems: Results from Legislatively Induced Experiments,” Economic Journal, 2006

“Lost Opportunity: An Empirical Analysis of How Vouchers Affected Florida Public Schools,” Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2008

“The Effect of Special-Education Vouchers on Public School Achievement: Evidence from Florida’s McKay Scholarship Program,” Manhattan Institute, 2008

“Competitive Effects of Means-Tested School Vouchers,” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 16056, 2010

“The Effects of Town Tuitioning in Vermont and Maine,” Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2002

“An Evaluation of the Effects of D.C.’s Voucher Program on Public School Achievement and Racial Integration after One Year,” Manhattan Institute, 2006

“Promising Start: An Empirical Analysis of How EdChoice Vouchers Affect Ohio Public Schools,” Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2008

“The Impact of Ohio’s EdChoice on Traditional Public School Performance,” Cato Journal, 2011

Competitive Effects of Charter Schools

“The Competitive Effects of Charter Schools on Traditional Public School”
From Handbook of Research on School Choice, 2009

“School Choice and School Productivity (or Could School Choice be a Tide that Lifts All Boats?)” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 8873, 2002

Fiscal Impact

Robert Costrell’s studies of Milwaukee:
“The Fiscal Impact of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: 2010 – 2011”
“The Fiscal Impact of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: 2009 Update”
“Who Gains, Who Loses?”
“The Fiscal Impact of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, 1993-2008”

Florida’s Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability studies: December 2008 and March 2010

“The Florida Corporate Income Tax Credit Scholarship Program: Updated Fiscal Analysis February 2007,” Collins Center for Public Policy, 2007

“Education by the Numbers: The Fiscal Effect of School Choice Programs, 1990-2006,” Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2007

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A version of this article appeared in the February 22, 2012 edition of Education Week

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