Replication data for: Feeling the Florida Heat? How Low-Performing Schools Respond to Voucher and Accountability Pressure

Jane Hannaway, Dan Goldhaber, Cecilia Elena Rouse & David Figlio
While numerous studies have found that school accountability boosts test scores, it is uncertain whether estimated test score gains reflect genuine improvements or merely “gaming†behaviors. This paper brings to bear new evidence from a unique five-year, three-round survey conducted of a census of public elementary schools in Florida that is linked with detailed administrative data on student performance. We show that schools facing accountability pressure changed their instructional practices in meaningful ways, and that...
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