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The Economics of School Choice$
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Caroline M. Hoxby

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780226355337

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.001.0001

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School Vouchers: Results from Randomized Experiments

School Vouchers: Results from Randomized Experiments

(p.107) School Vouchers: Results from Randomized Experiments
The Economics of School Choice

Paul E. Peterson

William G. Howell

Patrick J. Wolf

David E. Campbell

University of Chicago Press

This chapter compares the standardized test achievement of students who are randomly given and not given school vouchers in New York City, Washington D.C. and Dayton, Ohio, and discusses the key features of the randomized voucher distribution in these three locations. It also analyzes the programmatic impacts on student test scores, parents' satisfaction with their child's school, and parent reports of the characteristics of the schools the child attended.

Keywords:   school vouchers, standardized test achievement, New York City, Washington D.C., Dayton, Ohio, student test scores, parents' satisfaction

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