Examination of the potential impact of changes in the level and distribution of family income and the larger context in which adolescents and young adults learn.
What is the effect of racial and achievement composition on two peer group characteristics both at the school and at friendship network levels?
What is the relation of parental involvement in education to student academic performance? What is the relation of parent perceptions of involvement and empowerment and school structural characteristics to student academic performance?
Examines variation in the quality and effects of instructional discourse across ability groups.
What is the importance of school characteristics in the determination of track placement?
Analyzes how the structure of the tracking system is related to differences in achievement.
Effects of desegregation on students.