IS THERE AN 'OBAMA EFFECT' ON STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES?

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
Jan 27, 2009

Positive racial role models may have an effect on school performance, according to new research by Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management professor RAY FRIEDMAN and co-authors who document that the performance gap between black and white Americans in a series of online tests was dramatically reduced during key moments of then-Sen. Obama’s campaign. 

The story was also covered by the science blog Scientific Blogging.