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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.

A more careful look at the Black-White test score gap

What exactly does the “score” on a standardized test tell you? Higher is better, but is 100 twice as good as 50? 10 percent better? Three times better? To get around this conundrum, which economists call “ordinality,” Timothy Bond and Kevin … Continue reading

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The Effect of High School Exit Exams

Olesya Baker and Kevin Lang report that half the states (with 70 percent of the nation’s students) have some kind of high school exit exam. The hope, of course, is that exit exams will force schools to teach to an … Continue reading

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Test score gaps revisited

Note to readers: This is problems with test score measurement week at ProfitOfEd.org. Timothy Bond and Kevin Lang have a new paper with really scary results for folks using test scores for both policy and research. Scary, and maybe very deep. … Continue reading

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Ability, Schooling, and Race

Kevin Lang and Michael Manove offer very interesting evidence about the links between ability, education, and race in their new American Economic Review article Education and Labor Market Discrimination. My personal excitement about the article comes from the mathematical theory Lang … Continue reading

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  1. Amanda Sozak says:

    I think this is a pretty eye opening test. I have a number of different levels of education in my office, as well as races, and would be intrigued if we can see some similarities if we take some of these tests and gauge our scores. Question, though. When I Google the test I find sites like http://asvabpracticetestonline.com – are these fairly accurate to the actual test?

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