This year, the Department of Leadership, Research and Foundations will begin hosting a seminar series featuring research on education and educational policy from notable scholars across the nation. All faculty and students are welcome to attend. Please join us for the first installment of the seminar series on Wednesday, September 25.
The first seminar will be held in the Osborn Center, Room A321 (Daniels K12 room)
Wednesday, September 25th at 4:45PM – 6:15 PM
The speaker will be:
Deven Carlson University of Oklahoma
Department of Political Science
Dr. Carlson will discuss his paper: Schooling Decisions and Student Achievement Outcomes Under Interdistrict Open Enrollment
Motivated by a simple model of cross-district choice, this paper presents empirical analyses of three dimensions of Colorado’s statewide mandatory interdistrict open enrollment policy – the characteristics of participants, the schooling decisions that participants make through the program, and the relationship between interdistrict open enrollment participation and student achievement outcomes. Our analyses indicate that open enrollment participants disproportionately come from disadvantaged districts, although the students who participate are among the more advantaged within those districts. The analyses further suggest that students consider both quality and demographic composition of districts when making open enrollment decisions, although there is heterogeneity along racial/ethnic lines in some of the measures of these dimensions. Finally, we find open enrollment participation to have little effect on achievement outcomes for the full sample of participants, although there is some evidence that it has a negative effect on the achievement of Black students. We discuss the implications of these results for research and policy.
This link is available to review the document before attending the seminar: >>Carlson: Open Enrollment
Please mark your calendars for upcoming seminars:
October 9th – Jay P. Greene, University of Arkansas: Experimental evaluation of the effect of culturally enriching field trips.
October 23rd – Matthew Springer, Vanderbilt University: Monetary vs. Non-Monetary Incentives: Experimental Evidence from After-School Tutoring Student Attendance Interventions