Do Good High Schools Produce Good College Students? Early Evidence from New York City

Hella Bel Hadj Amor, Amy Ellen Schwartz, Leanna Stiefel

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Abstract

We examine variation in high school and college outcomes across New York City public high schools. Using data on 80,000 students who entered high school in 1998 and following them into the City University of New York, we investigate whether schools that produce successful high school students also produce successful college students. We also explore differences in performance across sex, race, and immigration, and we briefly explore selection issues. Specifically, we estimate student-level regressions with school fixed effects, controlling for student characteristics, to identify better and worse performing schools based on state mandated exams, graduation, and college performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImproving School Accountability Chec-Ups or Choice
EditorsTimothy Gronberg, Dennis Jansen
Pages51-80
Number of pages30
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameAdvances in Applied Microeconomics
Volume14
ISSN (Print)0278-0984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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    Amor, H. B. H., Schwartz, A. E., & Stiefel, L. (2006). Do Good High Schools Produce Good College Students? Early Evidence from New York City. In T. Gronberg, & D. Jansen (Eds.), Improving School Accountability Chec-Ups or Choice (pp. 51-80). (Advances in Applied Microeconomics; Vol. 14). https://doi.org/10.1016/S0278-0984(06)14003-1