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Standards, information, and the demand for student achievement


  • Richard J. Murnane
  • Frank Levy


Higher student achievement, say the authors, has been severely hampered by a lack of good information comparing achievement levels with today's labor market requirements. They argue that by obtaining this information--in the form of academic standards and assessments--parents can more accurately evaluate the quality of their children's education.

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  • Richard J. Murnane & Frank Levy, 1998. "Standards, information, and the demand for student achievement," Economic Policy Review, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, issue Mar, pages 117-124.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fednep:y:1998:i:mar:p:117-124:n:v.4no.1

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