The Maine Question: How is Four-Year College Enrollment Affected by Mandatory College Entrance Exams?
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, March 2015, 37(1): 138-159
Posted: 2 Apr 2016
Date Written: January 27, 2015
We use a difference-in-differences analytic approach to estimate postsecondary consequences from Maine’s mandate that all public school juniors take the SAT®. We find that, overall, the policy increased 4-year college-going rates by 2- to 3-percentage points and that 4-year college-going rates among induced students increased by 10-percentage points.
Keywords: Higher Education, College Enrollment, Accountability Test
JEL Classification: I2, I20, I21
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