Matthew Steinberg joins Research Minutes to discuss his study that he co-authored with Matthew Kraft, The Sensitivity of Teacher Performance Ratings to the Design of Teacher Evaluation Systems, which was recently published in Educational Researcher. He describes the implications that the design of a teacher evaluation system has on the distribution of teacher performance ratings and what this means for policymakers.
Stanford University endowed Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education joins Research Minutes to talk about his study Recent Trends in Income, Racial, and Ethnic School Readiness Gaps at Kindergarten Entry with CPRE –UPenn researcher, Ryan Fink. Reardon's study was recently published in American Educational Research Association's OPEN journal. Reardon analyzes school readiness trends through lenses of several demographic differences and factors. Have thoughts on this podcast? Head to...
Former Delegated Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, Ruth Curran Neild talks with CPRE Knowledge Hub's Co-Director Bobbi Newman about her study Finding their Stride: Kindergarten English learners and time to proficiency in the school District of Philadelphia which was co-authored with Joshua Lin. Lin is a researcher at Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC) where Curran Neild is the Director.
Director of the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research Elaine Allensworth joins CPRE Knowledge Hub Director Bobbi Newman to talk about her study, The Educational Benefits of Attending Higher Performing Schools: Evidence from Chicago High Schools, recently published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Allensworth analyzes the positive and negative impact on students who attend a higher performing school. Have thoughts on this podcast? Head to KH Conversations, our...
University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor Deven Carlson joins CPRE Knowledge Hub Director Bobbi Newman to talk about the nature of re-classifying English Language Learners through testing, how this can create challenges for those students, and certain ways that have been utilized to support this segment of the education population.
University of Calgary doctoral student Mylynn Felt joins the Research Minutes podcast to talk about how researchers in the social sciences can use big data to further their research aims, some tools that can be help for researchers who want to get started in this type of work, and the ramifications of big data for social science in the long term.
On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump was elected to become the next president of the United States. With his election, this Policy Matters podcast recounts Trump's top four education policy ideas heading towards his inauguration in January.