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How Learning About One's Ability Affects Educational Investments: Evidence from the Advanced Placement Program

Naihobe Gonzalez

Mathematica Policy Research Reports from Mathematica Policy Research

Abstract: In 2013, students who scored high enough on the PSAT received a message about their potential to succeed in Advanced Placement coursework. Students who received the message were 49 percentage points more likely to participate in AP classes, but only if they were prompted by a survey to look for the message.

Keywords: Advanced Placement; PSAT; behavioral insights; regression discontinuity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 47
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