Susanna Loeb

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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, Forthcoming.
Using student test scores to measure principal performance. Jason Grissom, Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Forthcoming.
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, Forthcoming.
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.
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.
Different teachers, different peers: The magnitude of student sorting within schools. Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb. Educational Researcher, 42(6), pp. 304-316. 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.
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.
Systematic sorting: Teacher characteristics and class assignments. Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille. Sociology of Education, 86(2), pp. 103-123. 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.
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.
Stepping stones: Principal career paths and school outcomes. Tara Beteille, Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb. Social Science Research, 41(4), pp. 904–919. 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.
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.
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.
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.
New thinking about instructional leadership. Susanna Loeb, Eileen Horng. Phi Delta Kappan, 92(3), pp. 66-69. 2010.
Principal’s time use and school effectiveness. Susanna Loeb, Eileen Horng, Daniel Klasik. American Journal of Education, 116(4), pp. 491-523. 2010.
Principal preferences and the uneven distribution of principals across schools. Susanna Loeb, Demetra Kalogrides, Eileen Horng. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 32(2), pp. 205-229. 2010.
Examining teacher turnover: The role of school leadership. Rekha Balu, Tara Beteille, Susanna Loeb. Politique Americaine, Issue 15, pp. 55-79. 2010.
Teacher preparation and student achievement. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 31(4), pp. 416-440. 2009.
The state role in teacher professional development and education throughout teachers. Susanna Loeb, Luke Miller, Katharine O. Strunk. Education Finance and Policy, 4(2), pp. 212-228. 2009.
Getting Down to Facts: School Finance and Governance in California. Susanna Loeb, Anthony Bryk, Eric Hanushek. Education Finance and Policy, 3(1), pp. 1-19. 2008.
The state role in teacher compensation. Susanna Loeb, Luke Miller, Katharine O. Strunk. Education Finance and Policy, 4(1), pp. 89-114. 2009.
Surveying the landscape of teacher education in New York city: Constrained variation and the challenge of innovation. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Karen Hammerness, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Morva McDonald, Michelle Reininger, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 30(4), pp. 319-343. 2008.
The narrowing gap in New York city teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 27(4), pp. 793-818. 2008.
What do cost functions tell us about the cost of an adequate education? Robert Costrell, Eric A. Hanushek, Susanna Loeb. Peabody Journal of Education, 83(2), pp. 198-223. 2008.
How schools and students respond to school improvement programs: The case of Brazil’s PDE. Martin Carnoy, Amber Gove, Susanna Loeb, Jeffery Marshall, Miguel Socias. Economics of Education Review, 27(1), pp. 22-38. 2008.
The impact of assessment and accountability on teacher recruitment and retention: Are there unintended consequences? Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Public Finance Review, 36(1), pp. 88-111. 2008.
How much is too much? The effects of duration and intensity of child care experiences on children’s social and cognitive development. Susanna Loeb, Margaret Bridges, Daphna Bassok, Bruce Fuller, Russ Rumberger. Economics of Education Review, 26(1), pp. 52-66. 2007.
Accountability and local control: Incentive response with and without authority over resource generation and allocation. Susanna Loeb, Katharine O. Strunk. Education Finance and Policy, 2(1), pp. 10-39. 2007.
Complex by design: Investigating pathways into teaching in New York city schools. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Nicholas Michelli, James Wyckoff. Journal of Teacher Education, 57(2), pp. 155-166. 2006.
How changes in entry requirements alter the teacher workforce and affect student achievement. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Education Finance and Policy, 1(2), pp. 176-216. 2006.
How teaching conditions predict teacher turnover in California schools. Susanna Loeb, Linda Darling-Hammond, John Luczak. Peabody Journal of Education, 80(3), pp. 44-70. 2005.
Explaining the short careers of high-achieving teachers in schools with low-performing students. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. American Economic Review, 95(2), pp. 166-171. 2005.
The draw of home: How teachers’ preferences for proximity disadvantage urban schools. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 24(1), pp. 113-132. 2005.
Child care in poor communities: Early learning effects of type, quality and stability. Susanna Loeb, Bruce Fuller, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Bidemi Abioseh Carrol. Child Development, 75(1), pp. 47-65. 2004.
How welfare reform impacts preschool-age children: An analysis of random assignment data from Connecticut. Susanna Loeb, Bruce Fuller, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Bidemi Abioseh Carrol. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 22(4), pp. 537-550. 2003.
The contribution of administrative and experimental data to education policy research. Susanna Loeb, Katharine O. Strunk. National Tax Journal, 56(2), pp. 415-438. 2003.
Does external accountability affect student outcomes? A cross-state analysis. Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 24(4), pp. 305-331. 2003.
Teacher sorting and the plight of urban schools: A descriptive analysis. Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 24(1), pp. 37-62. 2002.
Estimating the effects of school finance reform: A framework for a federalist system. Susanna Loeb. Journal of Public Economics, 80(2), pp. 225-247. 2001.
Welfare, work experience, and economic self-sufficiency. Susanna Loeb, Mary Corcoran. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 20(1), pp. 1-20. 2001.
School size in Chicago elementary schools: Effects on teachers’ attitudes and students’ achievement. Valerie E. Lee, Susanna Loeb. American Education Research Journal, 37(1), pp. 3-31. 2000.
Contextual effects of prekindergarten classrooms for disadvantaged children on cognitive development: The case of Chapter 1. Valerie E. Lee, Susanna Loeb, Sally Lubeck. Child Development, 69(2), pp. 479-494. 1998.
Centralization of school finance in Michigan. Paul N. Courant, Susanna Loeb. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 16(1), pp. 114-136. 1997.
The effect of measured school inputs on academic achievement: Evidence from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s birth cohorts. Susanna Loeb, John Bound. Review of Economics and Statistics, 78(4), pp. 653-664. 1996.
Gender differences in secondary school teachers’ control over classroom and school policy. Valerie E. Lee, Susanna Loeb, Helen M. Marks. American Journal of Education, 103(3), pp. 259-301. 1995.
Michigan’s recent school finance reforms: A preliminary report. Susanna Loeb, Paul N. Courant, Edward Gramlich. American Economic Review, 85(2), pp. 372-377. 1995.
Where do head start attendees end up? One reason why preschool effects fade out. Valerie E. Lee, Susanna Loeb. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 17(1), pp. 62-82. 1995.
Understanding Human Resources in Broad-Access Higher Education. Susanna Loeb, Agustina Paglayan, Eric S. Taylor. In Kirst, M.W & Stevens, M.L. (Eds.), Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education, Stanford University Press, In Press.
The challenges of measuring school quality: Implications for educational equity. Helen Ladd, Susanna Loeb. In D. Allen, & R. Reich (Eds), Education, Justice, and Democracy, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, pp. 22-55. Forthcoming.
The effect of school neighborhoods on teacher retention decisions. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. In G. Duncan & R. Murnane (Eds.), Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances, New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, pp. 377-396. 2011.
Recruiting, evaluating and retaining teachers: The children first strategy to improve New York City's teachers. Margeret Goertz, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. In J. O'Day, C. Bitter, & L. Gomez (Eds.), Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation's Most Complex School System, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 157-177 . 2011.
School accountability. Susanna Loeb, David Figlio. In E. A. Hanushek, S. Machin, & L. Woessmann (Eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 3, San Diego, CA: North Holland, pp. 383-423. 2011.
Education reforms. Patrick McEwan, Susanna Loeb. In P. Levine & D. Zimmerman (Eds.), Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited. National Bureau of Economic Research, pp. 145-180. 2010.
Economic approaches to teacher recruitment and retention. Susanna Loeb, Jeannie Myung. In B. McGaw, P. Peterson & E. Baker (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, 8-Volume Set, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, pp. 473-480. 2010.
Teacher quality and teacher labor markets. Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille. In G. Sykes, B. Schneider & D. N. Plank (Eds.), Handbook of Education Policy Research, pp. 596-612. 2009.
Teacher labor markets and teacher labor market research. Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille. In G. Duncan & J. Spillane (Eds.), Teacher Quality: Broadening and Deepening the Debate, Northwestern University, 2008.
Assessing the effectiveness of teachers from different pathways: Issues and results. Marsha Ing, Susanna Loeb. In P. Grossman & S. Loeb (Eds.), Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of Teacher Education, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 157-186. 2008.
Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of teacher education. Pamela Grossman, Susanna Loeb. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 256 pages. 2008.
Assessing accomplished teaching: Advanced-level certification programs. Susanna Loeb. In M. D. Hakel, J. A. Koenig & S. W. Elliott (Eds.), The National Academies Press, 2008.
Early childhood and the achievement gap. Susanna Loeb, Daphna Bassok. In H.F. Ladd & E.B. Fiske (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Routledge Press, pp. 517-534. 2007.
Excellence in the classroom. Susanna Loeb, Cecilia Rouse, Anthony Shorris. The Future of Children, 17(1), 2007.
Race, SES and achievement gaps. Susanna Loeb. Section Editor In H.F. Ladd & E.B. Fiske (Eds.), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy, Routledge Press, pp. 499-518. 2007.
An economic approach to education policy implementation. Susanna Loeb, Patrick McEwan. In M. Honig (Ed.), Defining the Field of Education Policy Implementation, State University of New York Press, 2006.
Does external accountability affect student outcomes? A cross-state analysis. Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb. In R. Elmore & S. Fuhrman (Eds.), Redesigning Accountability Systems, New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2004.
The preparation and recruitment of teachers: A labor-market framework. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. In F. M. Hess, A. J. Rotherham & K. Walsh (Eds.), Procedings of the American Enterprise Institute Conference, A Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom: Appraising Old Answers and New Ideas, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 149-172. 2004.
School finance reform in Michigan: Evaluating Proposal A. Susanna Loeb, Julie Berry Cullen. In J. Yinger & W. Duncombe (Eds.), Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 215-250. 2004.
Comments on, "Public school finance and urban school policy: General versus partial equilibrium analysis". Susanna Loeb. In W. G. Gale & J. R. Pack (Eds.), Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs, pp. 176-180. 2003.
The impact of accountability policies in Texas high schools. Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb, Tiffany Smith. In M. Carnoy, R. Elmore & L. S. Siskin (Eds.), The New Accountability: High Schools and High-Stakes Testing, New York, NY: RoutledgeFalmer, pp. 142-167. 2003.
K-12 education in Michigan. Julie Berry Cullen, Susanna Loeb. In C. Ballard, P. N. Courant, D. C. Drake, R. Fischer & E. R. Gerber (Eds.), Michigan at the Millennium: A Benchmark and Analysis of its Fiscal and Economic Structure, 2003.
Understanding teacher labor markets: Implications for educational equity. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. In D. Monk & M. Plecki (Eds.), School Finance and Teacher Quality: Exploring the Connections, AEFA 2003 Yearbook, 2003.
Local revenue options for K-12 education. Susanna Loeb. In J. Sonstelie & P. Richardson (Eds.), School Finance and California's Master Plan for Education, pp. 125-154. 2001.
Teacher quality: Its enhancement and potential for improving pupil achievement. Susanna Loeb. In D. H. Monk, H. J. Walberg & M. C. Wang (Eds.), Improving Educational Productivity, Greenich, CT: Information Age Publishing Inc, pp. 99-114. 2001.
The property tax and education finance: Commentary. Susanna Loeb. In W. E. Oates (Ed.), Property Taxation and Local Government Finance: Essays in Honor of C. Lowell Harriss, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: Cambridge MA, pp. 236-241. 2001.
How teachers' choices affect what a dollar can buy: Wages and quality in K-12 schooling. Susanna Loeb. The Teacher Workforce: Symposium Proceedings from the Education Finance Research Consortium, 2001.
Coding geographic areas across census years: Creating consistent definitions of metropolitan areas. David A. Jaeger, Susanna Loeb, Sarah E. Turner, John Bound. NBER Working Paper No. 6772, 1997.
Do First Impressions Matter? Improvement in Early Career Teacher Effectiveness. Allison Atteberry, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. NBER Working Paper No. 19096, 2013.
Different skills? Identifying differentially effective teachers of English language learners. Benjamin Master, Susanna Loeb, Camille Whitney, James Wyckoff. 2012.
Alternative certification in the long run: Student achievement, teacher retention and the distribution of teacher quality in New York city. Donald Boyd, Erin Dunlop, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Patten Mahler, Rachel H. O’Brien, James Wyckoff. 2011.
Who leaves? Teacher attrition and student achievement. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. 2007.
How Can Value-Added Measures Be Used for Teacher Improvement? Susanna Loeb. The Carnegie Knowledge Network, 2013.
Can a District-Level Teacher Salary Incentive Policy Improve Teacher Recruitment and Retention? Heather Hough, Susanna Loeb. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2013.
What do we know about the use of value-added measures for principal evaluation? Susanna Loeb, Jason Grissom. The Carnegie Knowledge Network, 2013.
How stable are value-added estimates across years, subjects, and student groups? Susanna Loeb, Christopher Candelaria. The Carnegie Knowledge Network, 2012.
The Quality Teacher and Education Act: Second Year Report. Heather J. Hough, Susanna Loeb, David Plank. 2012.
Evaluating teachers: The important role of value-added. Steven Glazerman, Susanna Loeb, Dan Goldhaber, Stephen W. Raudenbush, Douglas Staiger, Grover J. Whitehurst. The Brookings Brown Center, 2010.
Leaders for California’s schools. Susanna Loeb, Jon Valant. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2009.
The development of a teacher salary parcel tax: The quality teacher and education act in San Francisco. Susanna Loeb, Heather J. Hough. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2009.
Teacher quality: Improving teacher quality and distribution. Susanna Loeb. National Academy of Education Policy White Paper Series, 2008.
Funding student learning: How to align education resources with student learning goals. Susanna Loeb. School Finance Redesign Project, Center on Reinventing Public Education: University of Washington, 2008.
California's teachers. Marsha Ing, Susanna Loeb. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2008.
Learning what works: Continuous improvement in California's education system. Susanna Loeb, David Plank. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2008.
Building an information system to support continuous improvement in California public schools. Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille, Maria Perez. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2008.
District dollars: Painting a picture of revenues and expenditures in California’s school districts. Susanna Loeb, Jason Grissom, Katharine O. Strunk. Getting Down to Facts Project: Stanford University, 2007.
California principals’ resources: Acquisition, deployment, and barriers. Bruce Fuller, Susanna Loeb, Nicole Arshan, Allison Chen, Susanna Yi. Getting Down to Facts Project: Stanford University, 2007.
Have assessment-based accountability reforms influenced the career decisions of teachers? Susanna Loeb, Jesse Cunha. A report commissioned by the U.S. Congress as part of Title I, Part E, Section 1503 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 2007.
A federal foray into teacher certification: Assessing the Highly qualified teacher' provision of NCLB. Susanna Loeb, Luke Miller. Report prepared for The Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University Symposium, Examining America's Commitment to Closing Achievement Gaps NCLB and Its Alternatives, 2006.
Federal financial support for adequacy and equity in school finance. Susanna Loeb, Michael Dannenberg. Prepared for the Rethinking Rodriguez Conference, University of California, Berkeley, 2006.
Improving Science Achievement: The Role of Teacher Workforce Policies. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. 2005.
Public policy and teacher labor markets: What we know and why it matters. Susanna Loeb, Michelle Reininger. The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2004.
Have assessment-based school accountability reforms affected the career decisions of teachers? Susanna Loeb, Felicia Estrada. Proceedings of the Educational Testing Service Invitational Conference, Measurement and Research Issues in a New Accountability Era, 2004.
New lives for poor families: Mothers and young children move through welfare reform. Bruce Fuller, Sharon Lynn Kagan, Susanna Loeb. The Growing Up in Poverty Wave 2 Findings: California, Connecticut, and Florida, 2002.
Teacher compensation. Susanna Loeb. TIAA-CREF Investment Forum, 2002.
Do higher state test scores in Texas make for better high school outcomes. Martin Carnoy, Susanna Loeb, Tiffany Smith. Consortium for Policy Research in Education Research Report, 2001.