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Sean Reardon

Sean Reardon is the endowed Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and is Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Stanford University. His research focuses on the causes, patterns, trends, and consequences of social and educational inequality, the effects of educational policy on educational and social inequality, and in applied statistical methods for educational research. In addition, he develops methods of measuring social and educational inequality (including the measurement of segregation and achievement gaps) and methods of causal inference in educational and social science research. He teaches graduate courses in applied statistical methods, with a particular emphasis on the application of experimental and quasi-experimental methods to the investigation of issues of educational policy and practice. Sean received his doctorate in education in 1997 from Harvard University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education, and has been a recipient of a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar Award, a Carnegie Scholar Award, and a National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Practical Issues in Estimating Achievement Gaps from Coarsened Data. Sean F. Reardon, Andrew D. Ho. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Forthcoming.
Inequality Matters: Framing a Strategic Inequality Research Agenda. Prudence L. Carter, Sean F. Reardon. The William T. Grant Foundation, 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.
Residential Segregation by Income, 1970-2009. Kendra Bischoff, Sean F. Reardon. US2010 Project, 2013.
The Widening Income Achievement Gap. Sean F. Reardon. Educational Leadership, 70(8), pp. 10-16. 2013.
The widening academic achievement gap between the rich and the poor: New evidence and possible explanations. Sean F. Reardon. In R. Murnane & G. Duncan (Eds.), Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality and the Uncertain Life Chances of Low-Income Children, New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, 2011.
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.
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.