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Performance Screens for School Improvement: The Case of Teacher Tenure Reform in New York City. Susanna Loeb, Luke C. Miller, James Wyckoff. Educational Researcher, Forthcoming.
Social Identity and Achievement Gaps: Evidence from an Affirmation Intervention. Thomas Dee. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Forthcoming.
Principal Time Management Skills: Explaining Patterns in Principals' Time Use, Job Stress, and Perceived Effectiveness. Jason Grissom, Susanna Loeb, Hajime Mitani. Journal of Educational Administration, Forthcoming.
Practical Issues in Estimating Achievement Gaps from Coarsened Data. Sean F. Reardon, Andrew D. Ho. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Forthcoming.
Dropout in Rural China's Secondary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Yaojiang Shi, Linxiu Zhang, Yue Ma, Hongmei Yi, Chengfang Liu, Natalie Johnson, James Chu, Prashant Loyalka, Scott Rozelle. China Quarterly, Forthcoming.
Giving Kids a Head Start: The Impact of Early Commitment of Financial Aid on Poor Seventh Grade Students in Rural China. Hongmei Yi, Yingquan Song, Chengfang Liu, Xiaoting Huang, Linxiu Zhang, Yunli Bai, Yaojiang Shi, Chu Yang, Huan Wang, Huan Wang, Prashant Loyalka, James Chu, Scott Rozelle. Journal of Development Economics, Forthcoming.
Unequal access to college in China: How far have poor, rural students been left behind? H.B. Li, Prashant Loyalka, Scott Rozelle, B.Z. Wu, J.Y. Xie. China Quarterly, Forthcoming.
Neighborhood Income Composition by Race and Income, 1990-2009. Sean F. Reardon, Lindsay Fox, Joseph Townsend. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 660(1), pp. 78-97. 2015.
Using student test scores to measure principal performance. Jason Grissom, Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(1), pp. 3-28. 2015.
Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT. Thomas Dee, James Wyckoff. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 34(2), pp. 267–297. 2015.
The Impacts of Building Elite High Schools for Students from Disadvantaged Areas. Prashant Loyalka, Jianguo Wei, Yingquan Song, Weiping Zhong, Chu Yang. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 63(2), pp. 393-422. 2015.
Early Childhood Memory and Attention as Predictors of Academic Growth Trajectories. Deborah Stipek, Rachel A. Valentino. Journal of Educational Psychology, 2014.
Who Enters Teaching? Encouraging Evidence that the Status of Teaching is Improving. Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Andrew McEachin, Luke C. Miller, James Wyckoff. Educational Researcher, 43(9), pp. 444-453. 2014.
Is a Good Teacher a Good Teacher for All? Comparing Value-Added of Teachers with Their English Learners and Non-English Learners. Susanna Loeb, James Soland, Lindsay Fox. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 36(4), pp. 457-475. 2014.
Reclassification Patterns among Latino English Learner Students in Bilingual, Dual Immersion, and English Immersion Classrooms. Ilana Umansky, Sean F. Reardon. American Educational Research Jourrnal, 51, pp. 879-912. 2014.
The Concept of Public Goods, the State, and Higher Education Finance: A View from the BRICS. Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Gregory Androuschak, Isak Froumin. Higher Education, 68(3), pp. 1-20. 2014.
An Integrative View of School Functioning: Transactions Between Self-Regulation, School Engagement, and Teacher–Child Relationship Quality. Ximena A. Portilla, Parissa J. Ballard, Nancy E. Adler, W. Thomas Boyce, Jelena Obradović. Child Development, 85(5), pp. pp. 1915-1931. 2014.
Implementing the Foundations of Learning Project: Considerations for Preschool Intervention Research. Chrishana M. Lloyda, Pamela A. Morrisba, Ximena A. Portilla. Journal for Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 42(4), pp. pp. 282-299. 2014.
Teachers' Preferences to Teach Underserved Students. Matthew Ronfeldt, Andrew Kwok, Michelle Reininger. Urban Education, 2014.
Reassessing Disparity in Access to Higher Education in Contemporary China. X.B. Wang, Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Scott Rozelle, Prashant Loyalka. China Quarterly, 220, pp. 1131-1135. 2014.
Improving college performance and retention the easy way: Unpacking the ACT exam. Eric P. Bettinger, Brent Evans, Devin G. Pope. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Forthcoming.
Do college instructors matter? The effects of adjuncts on students' interests and success. Eric P. Bettinger, Bridget Long. Review of Economics and Statistics, Forthcoming.
60 Years After Brown: Trends and Consequences of School Segregation. Sean F. Reardon, Ann Owens. Annual Review of Sociology, 40, pp. 199-218. 2014.
Which Teaching Practices Improve Student Performance on High-Stakes Exams? Evidence from Russia. Andrey Zakharov, Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka. International Journal of Educational Development, 36, pp. 13-21. 2014.
Staffing for Success: Linking Teacher Evaluation and School Personnel Management in Practice. Benjamin Master. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2014.
The Effects of Student Coaching An Evaluation of a Randomized Experiment in Student Advising. Eric P. Bettinger, Rachel Baker. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 36(1), pp. 3-19. 2014.
Factors Affecting the Quality of Engineering Education in the Four Largest Emerging Economies. Prashant Loyalka, Martin Carnoy, Isak Froumin, Raffiq Dossani, J. B. Tilak, Po Yang. Higher Education, 68(6), pp. 977-1004. 2014.
The role of social science in action-guiding philosophy: The case of educational equity. Kendra Bischoff, Kenneth Shores. Theory and Research in Education, 2014.
Strategic Involuntary Teacher Transfers and Teacher Performance: Examining Equity and Efficiency. Jason Grissom, Susanna Loeb, Nathaniel Nakashima. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(1), pp. 112–140. 2014.
Bias and bias correction in multi-site instrumental variables analysis of heterogeneous mediator effects. Sean F. Reardon, Fatih Unlu, Pei Zhu, Howard Bloom. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 39(1), pp. 53-86. 2014.
The Costs of Disability in China. Prashant Loyalka, Lan Liu, Gong Chen, Xiaoying Zheng. Demography, 51(1), pp. 97-118. 2014.
Stereotype threat and the student-athlete. Thomas Dee. Economic Inquiry, 52(1), pp. 173-182. 2014.
Analyzing the Determinants of the Matching of Public School Teachers to Jobs: Disentangling the Preferences of Teachers and Employers. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Journal of Labor Economics, 31(1), pp. 83-117. 2013.
Measuring test measurement error: A general approach. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 38(6), pp. 629-663. 2013.
Different teachers, different peers: The magnitude of student sorting within schools. Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb. Educational Researcher, 42(6), pp. 304-316. 2013.
Measure for measure: The relationship between measures of instructional practice in middle school English language arts and teachers' value-added. Pamela Grossman, Susanna Loeb, Julia Cohen, James Wyckoff. American Journal of Education, 119(3), pp. 445-470. 2013.
The early childhood care and education workforce in the United States: Understanding changes from 1990 through 2010. Daphna Bassok, Maria Fitzpatrick, Susanna Loeb, Agustina S. Paglayan. Education Finance and Policy, 8(4), pp. 581–601. 2013.
Effective Instructional Time Use for School Leaders: Longitudinal Evidence from Observations of Principals. Jason Grissom, Susanna Loeb, Benjamin Master. Educational Researcher, 42(8), pp. 433-444. 2013.
Setting Aside the Course Reader: The Legal, Economic, and Pedagogical Reasons. Brent Evans, John Willinsky. Innovative Higher Education, 38(5), pp. 341-354. 2013.
Financial Aid, College Decisions, and Information: Evidence from a Cluster-RCT in China. Prashant Loyalka, Yingquan Song, Jianguo Wei, Weiping Zhong, Scott Rozelle. Economics of Education Review, 36, pp. 26-40. 2013.
Recruitment or Preparation? Investigating the Effects of Teacher Characteristics and Student Teaching. Matthew Ronfeldt, Michelle Reininger, Andrew Kwok. Journal of Teacher Education, 64(4), pp. 319-337. 2013.
University Expansion in the BRIC Countries and the Global Information Economy. Martin Carnoy, Prashant Loyalka, Isak Froumin. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013.
When a nudge isn't enough: Defaults and saving among low-income tax filers. Thomas Dee, Erin Todd Bronchetti, David Huffman, Ellen Magenheim. National Tax Journal, 66(3), pp. 609-634. 2013.
Do Parental Involvement Laws Deter Risky Teen Sex. Thomas Dee, Silvie Colman, Ted Joyce. Journal of Health Economics, 32(5), pp. 873-880. 2013.
Organization Theory and Higher Education. W. Richard Scott. The Journal of Organizational Theory in Education, 2013.
A Report Card: How Are Secondary Vocational Schools in China Measuring Up to Government Benchmarks? Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Chengfang Liu, Ai Yue, Chu Yang, James Chu, Prashant Loyalka, May Maani, Jianguo Wei. China World and Economy, 2013.
Can Information and Counseling Help Students from Poor, Rural Areas Go to High School? Evidence from China. Prashant Loyalka, Chengfang Liu, Yingquan Song, Hongmei Yi, Xiaoting Huang, Jianguo Wei, Linxiu Zhang, Yaojiang Shi, James Chu, Scott Rozelle. Journal of Comparative Economics, 41(4), pp. 1012-1025. 2013.
The Impact of a Senior High School Tuition Relief Program on Poor Junior High School Students in Rural China. Xinxin Chen, Yaojiang Shi, Hongmei Yi, Linxiu Zhang, Di Mo, James Chu, Prashant Loyalka, Scott Rozelle. China World and Economy, 2013.
"Academic Redshirting" in Kindergarten Prevalence, Patterns, and Implications. Daphna Bassok, Sean F. Reardon. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013.
The effects of NCLB on school resources and practices. Thomas Dee, Brian A. Jacob, Nathaniel Schwartz. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(2), pp. 252-279. 2013.
Systematic sorting: Teacher characteristics and class assignments. Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille. Sociology of Education, 86(2), pp. 103-123. 2013.
Under what assumptions do Site-by-Treatment instruments identify average causal effects? Sean F. Reardon, Stephen W. Raudenbush. Sociological Methods and Research, 42(2), pp. 143-163. 2013.
The Widening Income Achievement Gap. Sean F. Reardon. Educational Leadership, 70(8), pp. 10-16. 2013.
How teacher turnover harms student achievement. Matthew Ronfeldt, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. American Educational Research Journal, 50(1), pp. 4-36. 2013.
Principals’ perceptions of competition for students in Milwaukee schools. Susanna Loeb, Matthew Kasman. Education Finance and Policy, 8(1), pp. 43-73. 2013.
Brown fades: The end of court-ordered school desegregation and the resegregation of American public schools. Sean F. Reardon, Elena Grewal, Demetra Kalogrides, Erica Greenberg. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 31(4), pp. 876-904. 2012.
Information and employee evaluation: Evidence from a randomized intervention in public schools. Jonah E. Rockoff, Douglas O. Staiger, Thomas J. Kane, Eric S. Taylor. American Economic Review, 102(7), pp. 3184-3213. 2012.
The effect of evaluation on teacher performance . Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. American Economic Review, 102(7), pp. 3628-3651. 2012.
More or better student teaching? Matthew Ronfeldt, Michelle Reininger. Teaching and Teacher Education, 28(8), pp. 1091-1106. 2012.
Recruiting effective math teachers: Evidence from New York city. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. American Education Research Journal, 49(6), pp. 1008-1047. 2012.
Is Aid Reaching Poor Students? The Distribution of Student Financial Aid across China’s Higher Education System. Prashant Loyalka, Yingquan Song, Jianguo Wei. China Economic Review, 23(4), pp. 898-917. 2012.
Estimating achievement gaps from test scores reported in ordinal 'Proficiency' categories. Andrew D. Ho, Sean F. Reardon. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 37(4), pp. 489-517. 2012.
Patterns of literacy among U.S. students. Sean F. Reardon, Rachel A. Valentino, Kenneth A. Shores. The Future of Children, 22(2), pp. 17-38. 2012.
Who comes back? A longitudinal analysis of the re-entry behavior of exiting teachers. Jason Grissom, Michelle Reininger. Education Finance and Policy, 7(4), pp. 425-454. 2012.
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor. Sean Reardon. Community Investments: Summer 2012, 24(2), pp. 19-39. 2012.
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes. Tara Beteille, Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb. Social Science Research, 41(4), pp. 904–919. 2012.
Can Teacher Evaluation Improve Teaching? Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. Education Next, 12(4), 2012.
Effective schools: Teacher hiring, assignment, development, and retention. Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille, Demetra Kalogrides. Education Finance and Policy, 7(3), pp. 269–304. 2012.
Hometown disadvantage? It depends on where you’re from: teachers' location preferences and the implications for staffing schools. Michelle Reininger. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 34(2), pp. 127-145. 2012.
Math Matters: Children’s Mathematical Journeys Start Early. Alan Schoenfeld, Deborah Stipek. Conference Report,, 2012.
The effects of attending selective college tiers in China. Prashant Loyalka, Yingquan Song, Jianguo Wei. Social Science Research, 41(2), pp. 287-305. 2012.
Rational ignorance in education: A field experiment in student plagiarism. Thomas Dee, Brian A. Jacob. Journal of Human Resources, 47(2), pp. 397-434. 2012.
Family background as a factor on giving up the opportunity to go to college in China. Jianguo Wei, Prashant Loyalka, Yingquan Song. European Journal of Higher Education, 1(4), pp. 382-395. 2012.
Math matters: Even for little kids. Deborah Stipek, Alan Schoenfeld, Deanna Gomby. Education Week, 2012.
In light of the limitations of data-driven decision making. Susanna Loeb. Education Finance and Policy, 7(1), pp. 1-7. 2012.
The effectiveness and retention of teachers with prior career experience. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Marsha Ing, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Rachel H. O’Brien, James Wyckoff. Economics of Education Review, 30, pp. 1229-1241. 2011.
Tapping the principal pipeline: Identifying talent for future school leadership in the absence of formal succession management programs. Jeannie Myung, Susanna Loeb, Eileen Horng. Education Administration Quarterly, 47(5), pp. 695-727. 2011.
Conditional cash penalties in education: Evidence from the Learnfare experiment. Thomas Dee. Economics of Education Review, 30(5), pp. 924-937. 2011.
The influence of school administrators on teacher retention decisions. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Marsha Ing, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. American Education Research Journal, 48(2), pp. 303-333. 2011.
Teacher layoffs: An empirical illustration of seniority v. measures of effectiveness. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Education Finance and Policy, 6(3), pp. 439–454. 2011.
Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness. Thomas J. Kane, Amy L. Wooten, Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. Education Next, 11(3), 2011.
The Impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on Student Achievement. Thomas Dee, Brian A. Jacob. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30(3), pp. 418-446. 2011.
Income inequality and income segregation. Sean F. Reardon, Kendra Bischoff. American Journal of Sociology, 116(4), 2011.
The Non-cognitive Returns to Class Size. Thomas Dee, Martin R. West. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 33(1), pp. 23-46. 2011.
Increasing choice in the market for schools: Recent reforms and their effects on student achievement. Susanna Loeb, Jon Valant, Matthew Kasman. National Tax Journal, 64(1), pp. 141-164. 2011.
The role of teacher quality in retention and hiring: Using applications-to-transfer to uncover preferences of teachers and schools. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30(1), pp. 88-110. 2011.
Measuring the strength of teachers' unions: An empirical application of the partial independence item response approach. Katharine O. Strunk, Sean F. Reardon. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 35(6), pp. 629-670. 2010.
The Effect of Primary School Mergers on Academic Performance of Students in Rural China. Chengfang Liu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Scott Rozelle, Prashant Loyalka. International Journal of Educational Development, 30(6), pp. 570-585. 2010.
Effects of failing a high school Exit Exam on course‐taking, achievement, persistence, and graduation. Sean F. Reardon, Nicole Arshan, Allison Atteberry, Michal Kurlaender. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 32(4), pp. 498-520. 2010.
New thinking about instructional leadership. Susanna Loeb, Eileen Horng. Phi Delta Kappan, 92(3), pp. 66-69. 2010.
Learning-related behaviors and literacy achievement in elementary school-aged children. Deborah Stipek, Stephen Newton, Amita Chudgar. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 25(3), pp. 385-396. 2010.
Identifying effective classroom practices using student achievement data. Thomas J. Kane, Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler, Amy L. Wooten. Journal of Human Resources, 46(3), pp. 587-613. 2010.
Principal’s time use and school effectiveness. Susanna Loeb, Eileen Horng, Daniel Klasik. American Journal of Education, 116(4), pp. 491-523. 2010.
How do vouchers work? Evidence from Colombia. Eric P. Bettinger, Michael Kremer, Juan Saavedra. Economic Journal, 2010.


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