Research

Refereed Publications


Estimating Test-Score Growth for Schools and Districts with a Gap Year in the Data with Ishtiaque Fazlul, Cory Koedel, and Cheng Qian. AERA Open. 2021. doi:10.1177/23328584211041346.


The Effect of the Community Eligibility Provision on the Ability of Free and Reduced-Price Meal Data to Identify Disadvantaged Students with Cory Koedel, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Volume 43, Issue 1 (2021), pp. 3-31.


The Compositional Effect of Rigorous Teacher Evaluation on Workforce Quality with Julie Berry Cullen and Cory Koedel, Education Finance Policy, Volume 16, Issue 1 (2021), pp. 7-41.


Accounting for Student Disadvantage in Value-Added Models with Cory Koedel and Li Tan, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Volume 44, Issue 2 (2019), pp. 144-179.


Does Attending a Low-Achieving School Affect High-Performing Student Outcomes? Teachers College Record, Volume 118, Issue 8 (2016), pp. 1-36.


Selecting Growth Models for School and Teacher Evaluations: Should Proportionality Matter? with Mark Ehlert, Cory Koedel, and Michael Podgursky, Educational Policy, Volume 30, Issue 3 (2016), pp. 465-500.


Incorporating End-of-Course Exam Timing into Educational Performance Evaluations with Cory Koedel, Michael Podgursky, Mark Ehlert, and P. Brett Xiang, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Volume 8, Issue 1 (2015), pp. 130-147.


Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Quality: Are There Real Differences Across Programs? with Cory Koedel, Michael Podgursky, and Mark Ehlert, Education Finance and Policy, Volume 10, Issue 4 (2015), pp. 508-534.


A Research-Based Response to Federal Non-Regulatory Guidance on Growth Models: In Value Added Modeling and Growth Modeling with Particular Application to Teacher and School Effectiveness (ed. Robert W. Lissitz and Hong Jiao) with Mark Ehlert, Cory Koedel, and Michael Podgursky, Charlotte: Information Age Publishing, Inc. (2015).


Choosing the Right Growth Measure: Methods Should Compare Similar Schools and Teachers with Mark Ehlert, Cory Koedel, and Michael Podgursky, Education Next, Volume 14, Issue 2 (2014), pp. 66-71.


The Sensitivity of Value-Added Estimates to Specification Adjustments: Evidence from School- and Teacher-Level Models in Missouri with Mark Ehlert, Cory Koedel, and Michael Podgursky, Statistics and Public Policy, Volume 1, Issue 1 (2013), pp. 19-27.


Test Measurement Error and Inference from Value-Added Models with Cory Koedel and Rebecca Leatherman, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Volume 12, Issue 1 (2012) (Topics).


Policy Reports and Other Publications


Bridging the Covid Divide: How States Can Measure Student Achievement Growth in the Absence of 2020 Test Scores with Ishtiaque Fazlul, Cory Koedel, and Cheng Quian, Washington D.C.: Thomas B. Fordham Institute, January 13, 2021.


COVID-19 cancelled state assessments for the spring. Should we push for permanent reductions in testing going forward? with Cory Koedel, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, May 4, 2020.


The Missouri Compromise with Mark Ehlert, Cory Koedel, and Michael Podgursky, Education Next, February 13, 2014.


Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs Using the Performance of their Graduates with Cory Koedel, Teachers College Record, November 4, 2014.


Educator Evaluation in Tennessee: Findings from the 2014 First to the Top Survey with Matthew Pepper, Mark Ehlert, Seth Stahlheber, and Susan Burns. Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation, and Development. Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. 2014.


Improving Teaching: Evaluator Post-Observation Activities and Teacher Perceptions of the Focus on Feedback with Mark Ehlert, Jiaxi Li, and Matthew Springer. Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation, and Development. Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. 2014.


Educator Evaluation in Tennessee: Initial Findings from the 2013 First to the Top Survey with Mark Ehlert, Matthew Pepper, Susan Burns, and Matthew Springer. Tennessee Consortium on Research, Evaluation, and Development. Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. 2013.


Missouri Student Growth Pilot Project: The Relationship between Demographics and Growth Measures with Mark Ehlert, Cory Koedel, and Michael Podgursky. Department of Economics, University of Missouri. 2012.


Working Papers


Free and Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility Does Not Measure Student Poverty with Ishtiaque Fazlul and Cory Koedel. CALDER Working Paper No. 252-0521. (Under Review)


Longitudinal Student Mobility Across Schools and Districts as an Indicator of Disadvantage in K-12 Education with Dan Goldhaber, Cory Koedel, and Umut Ozek. (Under Review)


Where are Initially Low-Performing Students the Most Likely to Succeed? A Multi-State Analysis of Academic Mobility with Wes Austin, David Figlio, Dan Goldhaber, Eric Hanushek, Tara Kilbride, Cory Koedel, Jaeseok Sean Lee, Jin Lou, Umut Ozek, Steven Rivkin, Tim Sass, and Katharine Strunk, A Multi-State Analysis of Academic Mobility, CALDER Working Paper No. 227-0220.


Path to the Principalship and Value Added: A Cross-state Comparison of Elementary and Middle School Principals with Wes Austin, Bingjie Chen, Dan Goldhaber, Eric Hanushek, Kristian Holden, Cory Koedel, Helen Ladd, Jin Luo, Gregory Phelan, Steven Rivkin, Tim Sass, and Mavzuna Turaeva, CALDER Working Paper No. 213-0119-1.


Field Interest and the Choice of College Major with Shannon Breske, Bradley Curs, and Cory Koedel. (Under Review)


Population Movements in the Presence of Agglomeration and Congestion Effects: Local Policy and the Social Optimum with David Mandy and Peter Mueser.


Works in Progress


How Do Colleges Respond to Declining Enrollment? with Sarah Parsons.


The Opportunity Cost of Resting Starters in the European Professional Soccer Leagues with Adam Hathhorn and Kyle Zimmerschied.