Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)

This study harvests state administrative data for insights into who teaches what kinds of students, what determines teacher quality and how these concerns affect academic achievement and high school graduation rates. The research, on public school teachers and students in kindergarten through 12th grade, concentrates on interactions among teacher hiring, compensation, assignment and certification; school accountability, governance and choice; and student demographics, labor markets and school financial resources.