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The effects of community violence on students’ standardized test performance

  title={The effects of community violence on students’ standardized test performance},
  author={Patrick Sharkey and Amy Ellen Schwartz and Johanna Lacoe},
This paper examines the effect of exposure to violent crime on students’ standardized test performance among a sample of students in New York City public schools. To identify the effect of exposure to community violence on children’s test scores, we compare students exposed to an incident of violent crime on their own blockface in the week prior to the exam to students exposed in the week after the exam. The results show that such exposure to violent crime reduces performance on English… 

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