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dc.contributor.advisorReyes, Pedro, 1954-
dc.creatorStroub, Kori James
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T17:27:12Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T17:27:12Z
dc.date.created2017-12
dc.date.issued2017-10-26
dc.date.submittedDecember 2017
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2D50GD8J
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/63358
dc.description.abstractSchool closures are an increasingly common reform strategy for districts facing declining enrollments and low academic performance. In this study, I examine the impact of 46 closures on the achievement of 6,826 displaced students in Houston between 2003 and 2010, comparing their achievement trajectories to those of a matched sample of non-displaced students. I find that closures are associated with a short-term increase in math achievement; however, displaced students have flatter math achievement slopes than their non-displaced peers. Cumulatively, closures have a relatively small effect on reading achievement. Finally, while closures can benefit students that transfer to high-performing campuses, few students – particularly low-achieving and non-white students – transfer to campuses of sufficiently high academic quality to produce achievement gains.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSchool closures
dc.subjectMobility
dc.subjectStudent achievement
dc.subjectInequality
dc.titleThe effect of school closures on student achievement : evidence from Houston
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-01-31T17:27:12Z
dc.contributor.committeeMemberReddick, Richard
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCantu, Norma
dc.contributor.committeeMemberCrosnoe, Robert
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBeretvas, Tasha
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRichards, Meredith
dc.description.departmentEducational Administration
thesis.degree.departmentEducational Administration
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-0606-4358
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