Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Research reviewed by the Ad-Hoc Committee

I've gotten a couple of requests on the order of "what have you been reading?" regarding the Ad-Hoc Committee. I know that there will be a page just for the Ad-Hoc Committee on the WPS site soon. In the meantime, this is an incomplete list--I'll have to dig through my files a bit more--but it will get you started:

 THE ELITE ILLUSION:ACHIEVEMENT EFFECTS AT BOSTON AND NEW YORK EXAM SCHOOLS, 2011; Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Joshua D. Angrist, and Parag A. Pathak

Exam High Schools and Academic Achievement: Evidence from New York City, 2011; Will Dobbie and Roland G. Fryer, Jr.;

Anti-Lemons: School Reputation, Relative Diversity, and Educational Quality, 2011; W.Bentley Macleod and Miguel Urquiola;

The Effect of Tracking Students by Ability into Different Schools: a Natural Experiment, 2012; Nina Guyon,a Eric Maurina and Sandra McNally;

Selective Schools and Academic Achievement, 2008; Damon Clarke;
School Functioning and Psychological Well-Being of International Baccalaureate and General Education Students A Preliminary Examination, 2006; Elizabeth Shaunessy Shannon M. Suldo Robin B. Hardesty Emily J. Shaffer;

Working to My Potential: The Postsecondary Experiences of CPS Students in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, 2012; Vanessa Coca, David Johnson, Thomas Kelley-Kemple, Melissa Roderick,Eliza Moeller, Nicole Williams, and Kafi Moragne;

Raising all boats? An examination of claims that the International Baccalaureate diploma program is good for all; RP O'Connor, 2011;

Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs: Optimal Learning Environments for Talented Minorities?, 2007; Robin M. Kyburg, Holly Hertberg-Davis and Carolyn M. Callahan;

Expanding Opportunities for High Academic Achievement: An International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in an Urban High School, 2008; Anysia P. Mayer;

We are also awaiting Chester Finn's new book Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective Public High Schools

We also are visiting Boston Latin School, John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science (both of which are exam schools), and the International Baccalaureate programs at Josiah Quincy Upper School and Abby Kelley Foster Charter School. 

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