Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson

Angela Johnson is a doctoral candidate in Educational Policy and Economics of Education. She is an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fellow and a recipient of the 2018 Stanford Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity award. Her dissertation focuses on English Learners’ access to secondary and postsecondary education opportunities. Her research interests also include literacy and teacher professional development. She earned a BA/MA in Economics in 2008 and an MS TESOL in 2010 from the University of Southern California. Prior to Stanford, she taught English as a Second Language and Media Literacy for nine years in Los Angeles and Japan.

Recent publications: 

Ockey, G., Koyama, D., Setoguchi, S., & Sun, A. (2015). The extent to which TOEFL iBT speaking scores are associated with performance on oral language tasks and their oral ability components for Japanese university students. Language Testing, 32(1), 39-62.

Koyama, D., Sun, A., & Ockey, G. (2016). The effects of item preview on video-mediated MC listening assessments. Language Learning and Technology, 20(1), 148-165.

Programs and projects:

Dissertation committee: 

Eric Bettinger, Thomas Dee, Claude Goldenberg, Susanna Loeb

Dissertation title: 
Classified: The Effects of English Learner Status on High School and College Opportunities
Research interests: 
Education Policy, English Learners, High School to College Transition, Quantitative Methods

Ph.D. in Economics and Education & Education Policy, Stanford University (expected 2019)
M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Southern California (2010)
BA/MA in Economics (second major: French), University of Southern California (2008)

Contact info: 

Center for Education Policy Analysis Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall Stanford, CA 94305