1) To what degree do student attainment, academic and family background, and school factors vary in low, medium, and high SEC schools? 2) What is the total effect of socioeconomic composition (SEC) on each attainment outcome and to what degree do student factors, peer influences, and school effects mediate the SEC-attainment associations? 3) Is the effect of SEC consistent for students from different SES and ethnic backgrounds?
Do School Districts Matter?
1) What is the influence of school districts on student achievement relative to the influence of schools, teachers, and individual differences among students? 2) Are there differences among school districts in their contribution to student achievement that are large enough to be relevant for policy? 3) Can districts be categorized based on patterns of influence on student academic achievement in ways that would inform efforts to improve district performance 4) What are the distinctive features of exceptional districts?
Students Changing Schools or Students' School Changes: Factors that Shape Trajectories of Exposure to School Segregation
1) Are there distinct trajectories of exposure to school segregation among a nationally representative sample of public school students?(2) If so, what is the relative importance of student school mobility and school segregation trajectories on membership in each distribution?
Measures of Multigroup Segregation
Derive and evaluate a set of six multigroup segregation indices.
When Desegregation Reduces Interracial Contact: A Class Size Paradox for Weak Ties
Desegregation is sometimes different from and inconsistent with maximizing interracial contact.