1) What is the effect of SES integration on outcomes? 2) Is SES integration a cost effective strategy for diversity? 3) Is SES integration a cost effective strategy for school improvement?
Develops a theoretical model of educational peer effects and then empiracally tests whether or not they exist.
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?