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Study questions benefits of selective-enrollment high schools

A new study drew the surprising conclusion that students at selective-enrollment schools didn’t seem to benefit academically compared with similar students at different schools.

Austin High school students in the credit recovery program part of the Hechinger Institute.

A new study, published in the peer-reviewed journal, Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, drew the surprising conclusion that students at selective-enrollment schools didn’t seem to benefit academically compared with similar students at different schools. The study found that attending a selective-enrollment school led to only a half a point increase in the ACT, which is considered statistically insignificant. (The Atlantic)

 

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