Study Results from W.S. Moussa et al Provide New Insights into Education Finance and Policy (Closer to the Finish Line? Compulsory Attendance, Grade Attainment, and High School Graduation)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Education Letter -- Investigators discuss new findings in Education - Education Finance and Policy. According to news reporting originating in Washington, District of Columbia, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "High school graduation rates are a central policy topic in the United States and have been shown to be stagnant for the past three decades."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research, "Using student-level administrative data from New York City Public Schools, I examine the impact of compulsory school attendance on high school graduation rates and grade attainment, focusing the analysis on ninth and tenth grade cohorts. I exploit the interaction between the school start-age cutoff and compulsory attendance age requirement to identify the effect of compulsory schooling."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "I find that an additional year in compulsory attendance leads to an increase of 9 to 12 percent in the probability of progressing to grades 11 and 12, and raises the probability of graduating from high school by 9 to 14 percent, depending on the specification."
For more information on this research see: Closer to the Finish Line? Compulsory Attendance, Grade Attainment, and High School Graduation. Education Finance and Policy, 2017;12(1):28-53. Education Finance and Policy can be contacted at: Mit Press, One Rogers St, Cambridge, MA 02142-1209, USA.
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W.S. Moussa, Educ Policy & Data Center, Washington, DC 20009, United States.
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