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Using an Experimental Evaluation of Charter Schools to Test Whether Nonexperimental Comparison Group Methods Can Replicate Experimental Impact Estimates

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  • Kenneth Fortson
  • Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz
  • Emma Kopa
  • Philip Gleason
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    Using data from Mathematica's experimental evaluation of charter schools, this methodological study examines the validity of four different comparison group approaches to test whether these designs can replicate findings from a well-implemented random assignment study.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7443.

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    Length: 68
    Date of creation: 30 Apr 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7443

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    Keywords: within-study comparison; randomized controlled trial; quasi-experimental; nonexperimental; propensity score matching; nonexperimental design validity;

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    1. Jesse Rothstein, 2005. "Does Competition Among Public Schools Benefit Students and Taxpayers? A Comment on Hoxby (2000)," NBER Working Papers 11215, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Jeffrey Smith & Petra Todd, 2003. "Does Matching Overcome Lalonde's Critique of Nonexperimental Estimators?," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 20035, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
    3. Dan A. Black & Jeffrey Smith, 2003. "How Robust is the Evidence on the Effects of College Quality? Evidence From Matching," University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity Working Papers 20033, University of Western Ontario, CIBC Centre for Human Capital and Productivity.
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    Cited by:
    1. Brian Gill & Joshua Furgeson & Hanley S. Chiang & Bing-Ru Teh & Joshua Haimson & Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz, 2013. "Replicating Experimental Impact Estimates with Nonexperimental Methods in the Context of Control Crossover," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7927, Mathematica Policy Research.
    2. Ira Nichols-Barrer & Joshua Haimson, 2013. "Impacts of Five Expeditionary Learning Middle Schools on Academic Achievement," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7821, Mathematica Policy Research.
    3. Christina Clark Tuttle & Brian Gill & Philip Gleason & Virginia Knechtel & Ira Nichols-Barrer & Alexandra Resch, 2013. "KIPP Middle Schools: Impacts on Achievement and Other Outcomes," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 7680, Mathematica Policy Research.

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