This article investigates the use of teacher value-added estimates to assess the distribution of effective teaching across students of varying socioeconomic disadvantage in the presence of classroom composition effects.
Jan 19, 2015
This study examines an anonymous urban district that, faced with declining enrollment, chose to make student achievement a major criterion in determining which schools would be closed. The district targeted low-performing schools in its closure plan, and sought to move their students to higher-performing schools.
Mar 1, 2012
Harmonization of Cross-National Studies of Aging to the Health and Retirement Study: Employment and Retirement Measures
Summarizes and compares measures of employment and retirement status in the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and its sister surveys from other countries.
Feb 6, 2012
Using newly collected data from the RAND American Life Panel, we examine potential explanations for the gender gap in financial literacy, including the role of marriage and who within a couple makes the financial decisions.
Jan 1, 2012
Analyzes how and to what extent child care is provided by grandmothers and how this task is combined with paid work in ten European countries.
Feb 17, 2011
Provides the Social Security Administration with a set of research design options for estimating the induced entry effects of a proposed $1-for-$2 benefit offset for its Social Security Disability Insurance program.
Dec 14, 2010
Using data from the RAND American Life Panel, examines potential explanations for the gender gap including the role of marriage and division of financial decision-making among couples.
Jul 1, 2010
RAND researchers found no evidence that traditional teacher qualification standards have a substantial effect on student achievement in Los Angeles public schools. Other measures and reward systems might be better at improving teacher quality.
May 20, 2010
Examines whether teacher licensure test scores and other teacher qualifications affect high school student achievement.
Sep 1, 2009
Examines whether teacher licensure test scores and other teacher qualifications affect middle school student achievement.
Jul 1, 2009
Examines whether teacher licensure test scores and other teacher attributes affect elementary student achievement, using longitudinal student-level data from Los Angeles.
Jan 1, 2009
Addresses the costs and benefits of retirement for individuals and government budgets in a multicountry setting.
Jun 20, 2008
Examines whether teacher licensure test scores and other teacher attributes affect elementary student achievement.
May 23, 2008