Achievement? Attainment? Something Else? What Really Matters in Education

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April 4, 2018 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

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Featuring Patrick Wolf, Professor and 21st Century Chair in School Choice, Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

For more than two decades, the nation’s primary metric of educational success has been standardized test scores, a measure of academic achievement. But emerging research suggests that effects on achievement are only very weakly and inconsistently related to effects on attainment, such as college attendance and completion. What’s going on here? Should we care about achievement, or attainment? Is either one the right measure of educational success? Join us online for a freewheeling discussion of this topic with renowned education researcher Patrick Wolf. We’ll be taking your questions via Facebook and Twitter, using #CatoCEF. Join the conversation!