Educating bright students in urban schools
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Our study analyzes the impact of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a college-preparatory educational program designed for higher-achieving students, on high school academic achievement in Chicago Public Schools. We exploit exogenous variation in the offering of the program across schools over time with a difference-in-differences framework. We estimate a positive effect of the program on the probability of obtaining a B average or better in coursework, with most of the effect accruing to performance in mathematics. Most importantly, the program led to a decrease in the likelihood of high school dropout and an increase in the probability of high school graduation. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
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Cortes, K. E., Moussa, W. S., & Weinstein, J. M.
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Cortes, Kalena E||Moussa, Wael S||Weinstein, Jeffrey M