by Mei-Jiun Wu
As California’s accountability system places great emphasis on annual school improvement in Academic Performance Index (API) scores, this study investigates the within school effects of changes in student demographics and school resources on API gains. A balanced panel data set of 5,750 schools in California over the period of 1999-2008 was analyzed using a fixed effects model.
by Ezekiel J. Dixon-Román, Howard T. Everson & John J. McArdle
Using structural equation modeling, this study examined the direct and indirect effects of family income on SAT performance for Black and White test-takers. Family income was found to have a nonlinear direct effect on total SAT performance and the association was substantially larger for Black students than for White students, especially for those families living in poverty.
This week education researcher Joanna Geller discusses her co-authored paper, Engaging Residents in Community Change: The Critical Role of Trust in the Development of a Promise Neighborhood. Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.
by Nicole Blalock
Included in this commentary is a discussion of five key problems that permeate racial identification of Indigenous students in America’s public schools.
by Sharon L. Nichols
A call for a special issue of the Teachers College Record.
by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record are pleased to announce the Annual Yearbooks for 2014.