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Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.

The long-run effects of school accountability

School Accountability, Postsecondary Attainment and Earnings offers some decidedly mixed evidence on the long-run effects of school accountability programs.┬áDavid Deming, Sarah Cohodes, Jennifer Jennings, and Christopher Jencks looked at Texas’ school accountability program in the 1990s. They then tracked┬ástudents in … Continue reading

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Lotteries validate VAM

Value-added measures (VAM) are widely used by economists to evaluate policy prescriptions and are increasingly used to evaluate individual teachers. Objections to the use of VAM scores come in two kinds. The first objection is that test scores don’t measure … Continue reading

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