Domestic Public Policy

Leveling the Playing Field for High School Choice Through Informational Tools: A Randomized Intervention Study

Grant Year: 2016


Sarah Cohodes and Sean Corcoran will examine whether children from low-income backgrounds can improve school performance by using informational tools designed to help them and their parents choose high schools that best meet their needs. They will provide students at randomly selected New York City schools with varying forms and levels of information about high school options. They will measure the extent to which this information affected their school choices and the degree to which those choices later led to improvements in student performance. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers and briefings.

Columbia University Domestic Public Policy

$162,181