High School Exit Examinations and State-Level Completion and GED Rates, 1973-2000

John Robert Warren, Krista N. Jenkins & Rachael B. Kulick
We investigate the extent to which high school exit examinations are associated with state-level high school completion rates in the United States. To do so, we estimate a series of state and year fixed effects models using a new measure of state-level high school completion rates and archival information about states’ high school exit examinations between 1973 and 2000. We find that high school exit examinations --- particularly more difficult examinations that have recently been...
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