The Wallace Foundation commissioned three literature syntheses on topics related to school leadership. Mathematica is working with Vanderbilt University on a synthesis focused on the topic of assistant principals (APs). The synthesis aims to address two key questions.
Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
Access to high quality educators is critical to the future of American children and to the economic success of our nation. We study private and public efforts to improve the effectiveness of teachers and principals in our nation's schools, helping decision makers understand what works and why.
A Research Synthesis of the Role of Assistant Principals and Pathways to the Principalship
Improving Educator Effectiveness Through Partnerships and Collaboration
Large investments of federal money have been flowing to states and districts through Title II to help develop effective teachers and school leaders.
Senior Systems Analyst
Emma Kopa’s specialties include programming, project management, data analysis, and value-added analysis with a focus on education evaluations.Featured Publications
- Does Tracking of Students Bias Value-Added Estimates for Teachers?
- Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, and Treatment Effects? Reassessing Bias in Nonexperimental Estimators
- School Choice and Charters
- Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
- Teacher and Principal Preparation and Support
- Human Services