This report, sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research, discusses the effectiveness of New York City’s “exam schools,” selective public schools that require an exam for admission. The authors examine the effects of attending an exam school on students’ SAT scores, college enrollment, and college graduation, and finds that students who attend an exam school are not more successful on these indicators than similar students at other schools.
Exam High Schools and Academic Achievement: Evidence from New York City
CCRS Center Publication
National Bureau of Economic Research