Indiana University SPEA Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy University of Pennsylvania AIR American University

Panel: Interventions for High-Achieving Students

Friday, November 13, 2015: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Japengo (Hyatt Regency Miami)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Sarah Cohodes, Harvard University
Panel Chairs:  Matthew Larsen, Tulane University
Discussants:  Dania Francis, Duke University and Tiffany Decker, Columbia University

Who Wins and Who Loses from School Tracking Programs?
Marianne Page, K. Kramer, Scott Carrell and Michal Kurlaender, University of California, Davis

While high achieving students might not seem to be the most crucial group to target for educational interventions, many of these students are not necessarily high attainers. (For example, Hoxby and Avery (2013) show that many high achieving disadvantaged students do not apply to colleges on par with their academic achievements.) Addressing the needs of these students will not solve the many dilemmas in urban education in the United States, but these are the students for whom potentially small interventions could have many benefits. This panel will examine several policies in different scenarios that have the potential to influence the trajectories of high-achieving students in the United States.
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