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Smith, Justin – Education Finance and Policy, 2010
The age at which students enter school is increasing. More parents are delaying their child's entry, and U.S. states are moving school entry cutoffs earlier, mainly because older students outperform younger ones on many educational outcomes. Much of the literature interprets advantages held by older students as benefits to entering school older,…
Descriptors: School Entrance Age, Age Differences, Parent Child Relationship, Educational Policy
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Friesen, Jane; Hickey, Ross; Krauth, Brian – Education Finance and Policy, 2010
We use data on students in grades 4-7 in the Canadian province of British Columbia to investigate the effect of having disabled peers on value-added exam outcomes. Longitudinal data for multiple cohorts of students are used together with school-by-grade-level fixed effects to account for endogenous selection into schools. Our estimates suggest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Students, Academic Achievement