Do high school exit exams influence educational attainment or labor market performance?

This study addresses if the high school exit exam influences educational attainment and employment outcomes through analysis of data from the 2000 Census and the National Center for Education Statistics’ Common Core of data. The results revealed that this exam has the capacity to improve student and school performance and college enrollment and employment outcomes, but appears to exacerbate the inequality in educational attainment.

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National Bureau of Economic Research
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