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American Educational Research Association Getting Tough The Impact of High School Graduation Exams Author s Brian A Jacob Source Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Vol 23 No 2 Summer 2001 pp 99 121 Published by American Educational Research Association Stable URL http www jstor org stable 3594125 Accessed 30 10 2009 14 48 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of JSTOR s Terms and Conditions of Use available at http www jstor org page info about policies terms jsp JSTOR s Terms and Conditions of Use provides in part that unless you have obtained prior permission you may not download an entire issue of a journal or multiple copies of articles and you may use content in the JSTOR archive only for your personal non commercial use Please contact the publisher regarding any further use of this work Publisher contact information may be obtained at http www jstor org action showPublisher publisherCode aera Each copy of any part of a JSTOR transmission must contain the same copyright notice that appears on the screen or printed page of such transmission JSTOR is a not for profit service that helps scholars researchers and students discover use and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship For more information about JSTOR please contact support jstor org American Educational Research Association is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize preserve and extend access to Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis http www jstor org EducationalEvaluationand Policy Analysis Summer2001 Vol 23 No 2 pp 99 121 Getting Tough The Impact of High School Graduation Exams Brian A Jacob John F KennedySchool of Government Harvard University The impactof high school graduationexams on studentachievementand dropoutrates is examined Using datafrom theNationalEducationalLongitudinalSurvey NELS this analysis is able to control for prior



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