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Hot Temperature and High-Stakes Performance

Hot Temperature and High-Stakes Performance <p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>Despite the prevalence of high-stakes assessments—and the growing likelihood of heat exposure during such assessments—the effect of temperature on performance has not yet been studied in such settings. Using student-level administrative data for the largest public school district in the United States, I provide the first estimates of temperature&apos;s impact on highstakes exam performance and subsequent educational attainment. Hot temperature reduces performance by up to 13 percent of a standard deviation and leads to persistent impacts on high school graduation status, despite compensatory responses by teachers, who selectively upward manipulate grades after hotter exams.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

Hot Temperature and High-Stakes Performance

Journal of Human Resources , Volume 57 (2) – Mar 3, 2022

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University of Wisconsin Press
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Abstract

<p>ABSTRACT:</p><p>Despite the prevalence of high-stakes assessments—and the growing likelihood of heat exposure during such assessments—the effect of temperature on performance has not yet been studied in such settings. Using student-level administrative data for the largest public school district in the United States, I provide the first estimates of temperature&apos;s impact on highstakes exam performance and subsequent educational attainment. Hot temperature reduces performance by up to 13 percent of a standard deviation and leads to persistent impacts on high school graduation status, despite compensatory responses by teachers, who selectively upward manipulate grades after hotter exams.</p>

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Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Mar 3, 2022

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