1) Did NCLB subgroup-specific accountability pressure lead to the narrowing of Black-White achievement gaps in math and reading? 2) If accountability pressure narrowed achievement gaps, what changes in the gap occurred?
Teacher Effectiveness in the First Grade: The Importance of Background Qualifications, Attitudes, and Instructional Practices for Student Learning
What proportion of the variation in student achievement gains can be attributed to each of the general sources: individual differences in student background, classroom effects, and school effects? To what degree do differences in teacher effectiveness affect student achievement gains? What is the relative size of the effects of student background qualifications, attitudes and instructional practices on student achievement gains in first grade?
Lost Learning, Forgotten Promises- A National Analysis of School Racial Segregation, Student Achievement, and "Controlled Choice" Plans
New and exhaustive analysis of racial segregation across the United States.
Quantify the degree to which the worst-performing schools can realistically increase their pass rates and thereby narrow the gap in pass rates.
Empirically examine several family-and school-based explanations for black-white and Latino-white test score differences over the past 20 years.
Examines differences in the provision of educational services to LEP students across schools with varying proportions of LEP student enrollment
Impact of school composition and school resources on student achievement growth.
When Opting Out is not a Choice: Implications for NCLB's Transfer Option from Charlotte, North Carolina
Examines the implementation and early outcomes of No Child Left Behind’s voluntary transfer option for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School after end of court-mandated desegregation.
Accountability in a Postdesegregation Era: The Continuing Significance of Racial Segregation in Florida's Schools
Association between racial segregation and the percentage of students passing high-stakes test in Florida’s schools.
Provide evidence on the expected effects of NCLB not only on student performance but also on other potential consequences. Controlled for student and school characteristics.
Examines the incentives created by NCLBA