Beyond Test Scores: Schooling and Life-Course Outcomes in Early Adulthood

A team of social policy researchers from the Center for Child and Family Policy and the Sanford School of Public Policy examined the connection between test scores and important outcomes that signaled or influenced the accumulation of human capital. The research had policy implications for high school graduation and post-secondary education rates, labor market participation, early child bearing, and delinquency and criminal activity patterns. The Center’s North Carolina Education Research Data Center was a central component of this project.