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Grissom, Jason A.; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
School performance pressures apply disproportionately to tested grades and subjects. Using longitudinal administrative data--including achievement data from untested grades--and teacher survey data from a large urban district, we examine schools' responses to those pressures in assigning teachers to high-stakes and low-stakes classrooms. We find…
Descriptors: Student Records, Academic Achievement, Teacher Surveys, Tests
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Jacob, Brian; Berger, Dan; Hart, Cassandra; Loeb, Susanna – Grantee Submission, 2016
This chapter assesses the potential for several prominent technological innovations to promote equality of educational opportunities. We review the history of technological innovations in education and describe several prominent innovations, including intelligent tutoring, blended learning, and virtual schooling.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Technological Advancement
Master, Benjamin; Loeb, Susanna; Wyckoff, James – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Evidence that teachers' short-term instructional effects persist over time and predict substantial long-run impacts on students' lives provides much of the impetus for a wide range of educational reforms focused on identifying and responding to differences in teachers' value-added to student learning. However, relatively little research has…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Value Added Models
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Grissom, Jason A.; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
Politics of education researchers have long recognized the role of micropolitics in school decision-making processes. We argue that investigating micropolitical dynamics is key to an important set of school decisions that are fundamental to inequities in access to high-quality teachers: assignments of teachers and students to classrooms. Focusing…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Politics of Education, Power Structure, Teacher Student Relationship
Grissom, Jason; Kalogrides, Demetra; Loeb, Susanna – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2015
School performance pressures apply disproportionately to tested grades and subjects. Using longitudinal administrative data and teacher survey data from a large urban school district, we examine schools' responses to those pressures in assigning teachers to high-stakes and low-stakes classrooms. We find that teachers who produce greater student…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Teacher Surveys
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Hart, Cassandra M. D.; Berger, Dan; Jacob, Brian; Loeb, Susanna; Hill, Michael – AERA Open, 2019
This article uses fixed effects models to estimate differences in contemporaneous and downstream academic outcomes for students who take courses virtually and face-to-face--both for initial attempts and for credit recovery. We find that while contemporaneous outcomes are positive for virtual students in both settings, downstream outcomes vary by…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, High School Students
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Grissom, Jason A.; Loeb, Susanna; Mitani, Hajime – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: Time demands faced by school principals make principals' work increasingly difficult. Research outside education suggests that effective time management skills may help principals meet job demands, reduce job stress, and improve their performance. The purpose of this paper is to investigate these hypotheses. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Principals, Time Management, Administrator Responsibility, Hypothesis Testing
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Grissom, Jason A.; Loeb, Susanna; Master, Benjamin – Educational Researcher, 2013
Scholars have long argued that principals should be "instructional leaders," but few studies have empirically linked specific instructional leadership behaviors to school performance. This study examines the associations between leadership behaviors and student achievement gains using a unique data source: in-person, full-day…
Descriptors: Principals, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Role, Correlation