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Sean Reardon is professor of education and (by courtesy) sociology at Stanford University, specializing in research on the effects of educational policy on educational and social inequality, on the causes, patterns, trends, and consequences of social and educational inequality, and in applied statistical methods for educational research. His primary research examines the relative contribution of family, school, and neighborhood environments to racial/ethnic and socioeconomic achievement disparities. 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 has been a recipient of a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar Award, a Carnegie Scholar Award, and a National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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, Forthcoming.
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.
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.
The effects of socioeconomic school integration plans on racial school desegregation. Sean F. Reardon, Kristine L. Rhodes. In E. Frankenberg, E. DeBray‐Pelot & G. Orfield (Eds.), Legal and Policy Options for Racially Integrated Education in the South and the Nation, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, Forthcoming.