Trey Miller is an economist at RAND whose research focuses on education policy. Miller has lead quantitative and mixed methods research projects with multi-disciplinary research teams and a combined budget of over $10M for clients including the Institute of Education Sciences, the Lumina Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Houston Endowment, the Spencer Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Miller is currently leading an IES-funded Researcher-Practitioner Partnership with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), which is focused on working with a variety of stakeholders across Texas to develop, implement, evaluate, and refine policies and practices to improve student access and success in higher education while also reducing the cost of higher education to students and taxpayers. Among other accomplishments, the THECB-RAND Research Partnership has lead to two additional IES-funded research collaborations between THECB and RAND that are focused on the implementation of statewide reform to policies surrounding the delivery of postsecondary developmental education in Texas.
Miller was also a lead author on the Gates Foundation-funded Measures of Effective Teaching Randomization study, which validated an array of commonly used measures of teaching effectiveness by randomly assigning teachers to classrooms in six school districts across the United States.
Miller communicates his research to diverse audiences including researchers, policymakers, and practitioners in the form of research reports and briefs, conference presentations, and academic journal articles. His work has been published in leading journals including American Educational Research Journal, Economics of Education Review, Demography, and Journal of Higher Education.
Robert Bozick, Alessandro Malchiodi, and Trey Miller, "Pre-Migration School Quality, Time Spent in the United States, and the Math Achievement of Immigrant High School Students," Demography, 5:1477-1498, 53 (forthcoming)
Emily Weisburst, Paco Martorell, Trey Miller, Lindsay Daugherty and Jana Cossairt, "Innovative Pathways Through Developmental Education and Post-Secondary Success: An Examination of Developmental Math Interventions Across Texas," Journal of Higher Education (forthcoming)
Jennifer Steele, Robert Slater, Gema Zamarro, Jennifer Li and Trey Miller, "The Effect of Dual-Language Immersion on Student Performance in the Portland Public Schools: Evidence from Lottery Data," American Educational Research Journal (forthcoming)
Paco Martorell, Trey Miller, Lucrecia Santibanez, and Catharine Augustine, "Can Incentives for Parents and Students Change Educational Inputs? Experimental Evidence from Summer School," Economics of Education Review, 50(1):113-126, 2016
Robert Bozick and Trey Miller, "In-State College Tuition Policies for Undocumented Immigrants: Implications for High School Enrollment Among Non-Citizen Mexican Youth," Population Research and Policy Review, 33(1), 2014
Jesse Cunha and Trey Miller, "Measuring Value-Added in Higher Education: Possibilities and Limitations in the Use of Administrative Data," Economics of Education Review, 42(3), 2014
Kane, Thomas J.; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Miller, Trey.; Staiger, Douglas O., Have we identified effective teachers?: Validating measures of effective teaching using random assignment, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013
Norman Nie, Trey Miller, Saar Golde, Dan Butler, Ken Winneg, "The World Wide Web and the U.S. Political News Market," American Journal of Political Science, 54(2), 2010