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The Dynamic Effects of Educational Accountability

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  • Hugh Macartney
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    Recent education accountability reforms feature school-level performance targets that condition on prior scores to account for student heterogeneity. Yet doing so introduces potential dynamic distortions to incentives: teachers may be less responsive to the reform today to avoid more onerous future targets--an instance of the so-called `ratchet effect.' Guided by a dynamic model and utilizing rich educational panel data from North Carolina, I exploit school grade span variation to identify any dynamic gaming, finding compelling evidence of ratchet effects. I then directly estimate the structural parameters of the corresponding model, uncovering complementarities between teacher effort and student ability.

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    Paper provided by Duke University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 12-09.

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    Length: 72
    Date of creation: 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:duk:dukeec:12-09

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    Keywords: Public; Education; Personnel; Dynamic Gaming; Dynamic Incentives; Ratchet Eff ects; Education Production; Educational Accountability;

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