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Working Papers

The working papers below present cutting-edge work from the Policy Center's faculty associates. They are early drafts of articles under development for publication or papers prepared for presentations to professional conferences. All papers can be downloaded as PDF documents; more recent papers can be read online as well. Clicking on the title of the working paper will take you to that paper's web page; clicking on an author's name will take you to directory information. Use the Search function above to sort by key word, author's name or date posted.

Title Authors Date
Measurement of Mathematics Content, Instructional Practices, and Textbook Use in K-12 Mathematics Classrooms: An Annotated Bibliography

Bezem, Pablo

Cogan, Leland

August 2016
Who Are the Homeless? Student Mobility and Achievement in Michigan 2010-2013 Cowen, Joshua May 2016
Who Governs Now? Takeovers, Portfolios, and School District

Reckhow, Sarah

Mason, Mary

Jan 2016
Which Districts Get Into Financial Trouble and Why: Michigan's Story

Arsen, David

DeLuca, Thomas

Ni, Yongmei

Bates, Michael

Nov 2015
Liability and Remedies for School Segregation in the United States and the European Union

Bowman, Kristi

Nantl, Jiri

Dec 2014
What is a "Good" Social Network for a System?: The Flow of Know-How for Organizational Change Frank, Kenneth Apr 2014
'Singing from the Same Hymnbook': Education Policy Advocacy at Gates and Broad

Reckhow, Sarah

Tompkins-Stange, Megan

Feb 2015
Moving Towards an Integrated Theory of Policy Networks: A Multi-Theoretical Approach for Examining State-Level Policy Change in U.S. Subsystems

Galey, Sarah

Youngs, Peter

 

Dec 2014
Does the Market Value Value-Added? Evidence from Housing Prices After a Public Release of School and Teacher Value-Added

Imberman, Scott

Lovenheim, Michael

Mar 2015
Dynamic Participation in Inter-district Open Enrollment: Evidence from Michigan 20015-2013

Cowen, Joshua

Creed, Benjamin

Keesler, Venessa

Jul 2015
Capitalization of Charter Schools into Residential Property Values

Imberman, Scott,

Naretta, Michael,

O'Rourke, Margaret

Feb 2015
Michigan's Education Achievement Authority and the Future of Public Education in Detroit: The Challenge of Aligning Policy Design and Policy Goals

Mary L. Mason

Arsen, David

Dec 2014
How Do Teachers' Unions Influence Education Policy? What We Know and What We Need to Learn

Cowen, Joshua

Strunk, Katharine

Apr 2014
Policy Cues and Ideology in Attitudes toward Charter Schools

Reckhow, Sarah

Grossman, Matt

Chung Evans, Benjamin

Apr 2014
An Investigation of The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago's 2012-2013 Get Re-Energized Module

Schmidt, William,

Cogan, Leland

Mar 2014
A Comparison of Growth Percentile and Value-Added Models of Teacher Performance

Guarino, Cassandra

Reckase, Mark

Stacy, Brian

Wooldridge, Jeffrey

Feb 2014

Revised: Sep 8, 2014

Evaluating Specification Tests in the Context of Value-Added Estimation

Guarino, Cassandra

Reckase, Mark

Stacy, Brian

Wooldridge, Jeffrey

Feb 2014
World Class Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics

Schmidt, William,

Burroughs, Nathan

Cogan, Leland

Oct 2013
Does the Precision and Stability of Value-Added Estimates of Teacher Performance Depend on the Types of Students They Serve?

Stacy, Brian

Reckase, Mark

Wooldridge, Jeffrey

Guarino, Cassandra

Sep 2013
Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: What Parents Know and Support

Cogan, Leland,

Schmidt, William,

Houang, Richard

Jan 2013
Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: What We Know about Teachers of Mathematics in 41 States

Cogan, Leland,

Schmidt, William,

Houang, Richard

Jan 2013
Implementing the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: A Comparison of Current District Content in 41 States

Cogan, Leland,

Schmidt, William,

Houang, Richard

Jan 2013
An Evaluation of Empirical Bayes' Estimation of Value-Added Teacher Performance Measures

Guarino, Cassandra M.,

Maxfield, Michelle,

Reckase, Mark D.,

Thompson, Paul,

Wooldridge, Jeffrey M.

Dec 2012

Revised: Feb 28, 2014 and Aug, 19, 2014

How do Principals Assign Students to Teachers? Finding Evidence in Administrative Data and the Implications for Value-added

Dieterle, Steven G.

Guarino, Cassandra M.,

Reckase, Mark D.,

Wooldridge, Jeffrey M.

Dec 2012

Revised: Nov 7, 2013

Can Value-Added Measures of Teacher Education Performance Be Trusted?

Guarino, Cassandra M.,

Reckase, Mark D.,

Wooldridge, Jeffrey M.

Dec 2012

Revised: Jul 17, 2013

State Takeovers of School Districts and Related Litigation: Michigan as a Case Study Bowman, Kristi L. Nov 2012
Seeking Accountability through State-Appointed Emergency District Management

Arsen, David,

Mason, Mary

Oct 2012
Narrowing the Achievement Gap in Second-Grad Social Studies and Content Area Literacy: The Promise of a Project-Based Approach

Halvorsen, A.L, Duke, N.K, Brugar, K., Block, M., Strachan, S., Berka, M. and Brown, J.

May 2012

Revised:

Apr 2014

Is Administration Leaner in Charter Schools?

Arsen, David,

Ni, Yongmei

Mar 2012
TEDS-M and the Study of Teacher Preparation in Early Reading Instruction: Implications for Teacher Education Policy and Practice Education Policy Center Jan 2012
Representative studies of teacher preparation: New national evidence Education Policy Center Jan 2012
Fitting In: Person-organization, Person-Job, and Person-Group Fit as Drivers of Teacher Mobility

Grogan, Erin

Youngs, Peter

Sep 2011
Trends - Who Should Control Education?

Jacobsen, Rebecca

Saultz, Andrew

Aug 2011
Implementing Statewide Longitudinal Student Data Systems: Lessons from the States

Anagnostopoulos, A.,

Bali, Valentina

Aug 2011
Data Use by Teachers: Productive Improvement or Panacea? Kennedy, Mary May 2011
Can Value-Added Measures of Teacher Performance Be Trusted? Guarino, C., Reckase, M., Wooldridge, J.

Mar 2011

Revised: May 2012

Observations on School Disrict and Service Consolidation in Michigan Arsen, David Feb 2011
Reaction to Arsen's "Observations on School District and Service Consolidation in Michigan" Paper Shakrani, Sharif Feb 2011
Reflections on School District Consolidation in Michigan Ballard, Charles L. Nov 2010
School District Consolidation Study In 10 Michigan Counties Shakrani, Sharif M. Sep 2010
School Choice Policies:  How Have They Affected Michigan's Education System? Arsen, David, David N. Plank and Gary Sykes Jul 2002
Over the First Hurdle:  Michigan's Implementation of the "No Child Left Behind" Act Dunbar, Christopher and David N. Plank Dec 2006
False Start in Michigan: The Early Implementation of the Federal "No Child Left Behind" Act Dunbar, Christopher and David N. Plank Feb 2004
Who Will Turn Around "Failing" Schools?  A Framework for Institutional Choice Arsen, David, Courtney Bell and David N. Plank Aug 2003
Lowering the Bar or Moving the Target: A Wage Decomposition of Michigan's Charter and Traditional Public School Teachers Harris, Debbi Mar 2003
A Study of Michigan's School Principal Shortage Cusick, Phillip A. Jun 2002
School-to-Work in Michigan Allen, Ann and David Neumark Mar 2002
Using the Internet for Education Research: Creating Profiles of Schools and School Districts Landauer-Menchik, Bettie Feb 2001
Making Policy Choices: Is Class Size Reduction the Best Alternative? Harris, Doug and David Plank Sep 2000
Leveraging Local Innovation: The Case of Michigan Charter Schools Mintrom, Michael Feb 2000
School Choice Policies in Michigan: The Rules Matter Arsen, David, David Plank and Gary Sykes Oct 1999
Teacher's Unions in Hard Times Boyd William, David N. Plank and Gary Sykes Sep 1998