The world of education is becoming inundated with data, and the growing use of technology in schools has made it even easier to collect and report data continuously.
Does high-stakes evaluation scare teachers away? And if so, which teachers? Does this help or harm students? High-stakes evaluation does affect who comes into the classroom and who stays there, and research indicates that this flux may actually be good for students.
Kristin Hallgren specializes in conducting in-depth, qualitative research on educational interventions. She also has expertise in evaluating school turnaround, teacher supports, and data-driven decision making strategies in education.
Hanley Chiang is an expert in designing rigorous program evaluations in education and has conducted extensive research on measuring and improving teacher and principal effectiveness.
Matthew Johnson’s work focuses on education policy and measures of educator effectiveness, including teacher and school value-added models. His research interests include federal student aid and students’ borrowing decisions.