- Category: Education
POLICY BRIEF: Does New School Construction Impact Student Test Scores and Attendance?
Julien Lafortune and David Schönholzer use data from the Los Angeles Unified School District and find that attending a newly constructed school yields improvements in test scores, attendance, and teacher-reported measures of student effort. Their 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.
This is a CPL-hosted project, which means that CPL provides the infrastructure (such as our Secure Data Hub) to make this project possible, however, the research team is ultimately responsible for the research design, methodology, and results.