Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Does New School Construction Impact Student Test Scores and Attendance?
- Author(s): Lafortune, Julien
- Schönholzer, David
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://www.capolicylab.org/does-new-school-construction-impact-student-test-scores-and-attendance/
Using data from the Los Angeles Unified School District, we find that attending a newly constructed school yields improvements in test scores, attendance, and teacher-reported measures of student effort. These results suggest attending a newly constructed school for four years can eliminate almost half of the math achievement gap between LAUSD students and the state average, and almost 20% of the English gap.