Standards, Information, and the Demand for Student Achievement

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Richard J. Murnane

Harvard University - Harvard Graduate School of Education; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Frank S. Levy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Urban Studies & Planning

Abstract

Higher student achievement, say the authors, has been severely hampered by a lack of good information comparing achievement levels with today's labor market requirements. They argue that by obtaining this information — in the form of academic standards and assessments — parents can more accurately evaluate the quality of their children's education.

Keywords: education, schools

JEL Classification: I2

Suggested Citation

Murnane, Richard J. and Levy, Frank S., Standards, Information, and the Demand for Student Achievement. Economic Policy Review, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1023769

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