Peer Reviewd Journal Articles

* = alphabetical/equal authorship; # = student co-author

Kuhfeld, M., Soland, J., Register, B., & McEachin, A. (Forthcoming). Testing an explanation for summer learning loss: Differential examinee effort between spring and fall. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

*Goldhaber, D., Kane, T.J., McEachin, A., Morton, E., Patterson, T., & Staiger, D.O. (Forthcoming). The Educational Consequences of Remote and Hybrid Instruction During the Pandemic. American Economic Review: Insights

Atteberry, A., Wedow, R., Cook, N.J., & McEachin, A. (2022). Lost in transition: A replication of a quasi-experimental approach to estimating middle school structural transition effects on student learning trajectories. Educational Policy, 36(7), 1612–1651.

Schweig, J., McEachin, A., Kuhfeld, M., Mariano, L.T., & Diliberti, M.K. (2022). Allocating resources for COVID-19 recovery: a comparison of three indicators of school need. Educational Assessment, 27(2), 152-169.

#Kho, A., Zimmer, R, & McEachin, A. (2022). A descriptive analysis of cream-skimming and pushout in choice versus traditional public schools. Education Finance and Policy, 17(1), 160–187.

Domina, T., Carlson, D., #Carter, J., #Lenard, M., McEachin, A., & #Perera, R. (2021). The Kids on the Bus: The Academic Consequences of Diversity-Driven School ReassignmentsJournal of Policy Analysis and Management, 40(4), 1197-1229. Vernon Memorial Prize

*Barrett, N., McEachin, A., Mills, J., & Valant, J. (2021). Disparities in student discipline by race and family income. Journal of Human Resources, 56(3), 711-748.

Atteberry, A., & McEachin, A. (2021). School's out: The role of summers in understanding achievement disparities. American Educational Research Journal, 58(2), 239-282.

Atteberry, A., & McEachin, A. (2020). Not Where You Start, But How Much You Grow: An Addendum to the Coleman Report. Educational Researcher, 49(9), 678-685.

McEachin, A., Domina, T., & Penner, A.(2020). Heterogeneous effects of early algebra across California middle schools. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 39(3), 772-800.

McEachin, A., Lauen, D.L., Fuller, S.C., & #Perera, R. (2020). Social returns to private choice? Effects of charter schools on behavioral outcomes, arrests, and civic participation. Economics of Education Review, 76, 101983. 

Carlson, D., Bell, E., Lenard, M.,Cowen, J.M., & McEachin, A.  (2020). Socioeconomic-based School assignment policy and racial segregation levels: Evidence from the Wake County Public School System. American Educational Research Journal, 57(1), 258-304.

Domina, T., McEachin, A., Hanselman, P.,  Agarwal, P., Hwang, N., & Lewis, R. (2019). Beyond tracking and detracking: The dimensions of organizational differentiation in schools. Sociology of Education, 92(3), 293–322. 

Wrabel, S.L., Saultz, A., Polikoff, M.S., McEachin, A., & Duque, M. (2018). The politics of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Waivers. Educational Policy, 32(1), 117-140.

Saultz, A., White, R. S., McEachin, A., Fusarelli, L. D., & Fusarelli, B. C. (2017). Teacher quality, distribution and equity in ESSA. Journal of School Leadership, 27(5), 652-673.

McEachin, A., & Atteberry, A. (2017). The impact of summer learning loss on measures of school performance. Education Finance and Policy, 12(4), 468–491.

Saultz, A., Fusarelli, L., & McEachin, A. (2017).The Every Student Succeeds Act, the decline of the federal role, and the curbing of Executive Authority. Publius, 47(3), 426-444.

Adams, E. L., Carrier, S. J., Minogue, J., Porter, S. R., McEachin, A., Walkowiak, T. A., & Zulli, R. A. (2017).The development and validation of the Instructional Practices Log in Science (IPL-S): A measure of K-5 science instruction. International Journal of Science Education, 39(3), 335-357.

*Ahn, J., & McEachin, A. (2017). Student enrollment patterns and achievement in Ohio's online charter schools. Educational Researcher, 46(1), 44-57.

McEachin, A., Welsh, R., & Brewer , D.J. (2016). Student achievement within a portfolio management model: Early results from New Orleans. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 38(4), 669-691.

Saultz, A., McEachin, A., & Fusarelli, L. (2016). Waivering as governance: Federalism during the Obama Administration. Educational Researcher, 45(6), 358-366.

*Domina, T., Hanselman, P., Hwang, N., & McEachin, A. (2016). Detracking and tracking up: Mathematics course placements in California middle schools, 2003-2013. American Educational Research Journal, 53(4), 1229-1266.

*Welsh, R., Duque, M., McEachin, A. (2016). School choice, student mobility and school quality: Evidence from post-Katrina New Orleans. Education Finance and Policy,    11(2), 150-176. Note: This paper was previously circulated as "Fair or foul? Student mobility, charter schools, and student subgroups in post-Katrina New Orleans".

*Domina, T., McEachin, A.,  Penner, A., & Penner, E., (2015). Aiming high and falling short: California’s 8th grade algebra-for-all effortEducational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(3), 275-295.

*Lankford, H., Loeb, S., McEachin, A., Miller, L.C., & Wyckoff, J. (2014). Who enters teaching? Encouraging evidence that the status of teaching is improving. Educational Researcher, 43(9). 444-453.

Strunk, K., & McEachin, A. (2014). More than sanctions: California’s use of intensive technical assistance in a high-stakes accountability context to close achievement gaps. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 36(3), 281-306.

Strunk, K., McEachin, A., & Westover, T. (2014). Does intensive district-level technical assistance improve student achievement? An evaluation of California's District Assistance and Intervention Teams. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(3), 719-751.

Polikoff, M.S., McEachin, A., Wrabel, S.L., & Duque, M. (2014). Waive of the future: School accountability in the waiver eraEducational Researcher, 43(1), 45-54.

McEachin, A. & Polikoff, M. (2012). We are the 5%: Which schools would be held accountable under a proposed revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act? Educational Researcher, 41(7), 243-251.  

Strunk, K.O., & McEachin, A. (2011). Do teachers' union contracts restrict districts' abilities to meet accountability goals? The relationship between teachers' union contracts and district performance under the No Child Left Behind Act. American Educational Research Journal, 48(4), 871-903.


*Callen, I., Carbonari, M.V., DeArmond, M., Dewey, D., Dizon-Ross, E., Goldhaber, D., Isaacs, J., Kane, T.J., Kuhfeld, M., McDonald, A., McEachin, A., Morton, E., Muroga, A., & Staiger, D.O. (2023). Summer School as a Learning Loss Recovery Strategy After COVID-19: Evidence From Summer 2022. CALDER Working Paper No. 291-0823

*Carbonari, M.V., Davison, M., DeArmond, M., Dewey, D., Dizon-Ross, E., Goldhaber, D., Hashim, A., Kane, T.J., McEachin, A., Morton, E., Patterson, T., & Staiger, D.O. (2022). The Challenges of Implementing Academic COVID Recovery Interventions: Evidence from the Road to Recovery Project. CALDER Working Paper No. 275-1222

*Goldhaber, D., Kane, T.J., McEachin, A., & Morton, E. (2022). A Comprehensive Picture of Achievement Across the COVID-19 Pandemic Years: Examining Variation in Test Levels and Growth Across Districts, Schools, Grades, and Students. CALDER Working Paper No. 266-0522

Schweig, J., Kuhfeld, M., Diliberti, M.K., McEachin, A., & Mariano, L.T. (2022). Changes in School Composition During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for School-Average Interim Test Score Use. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation

Schweig, J., McEachin, A., Kuhfeld, M., Mariano, L.T., & Diliberti, M.K. (2021). Adapting Course Placement Processes in Response to COVID-19 Disruptions: Guidance for Schools and Districts. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation

Lewis, K., Kuhfeld, M., Ruzek, E., & McEachin, A. (2021).  Learning during COVID-19: Reading and math achievement in the 2020-21 school year. Portland, OR: NWEA.

McEachin, A., Schweig, I., #Perera, R., & Opper, I.M. (2018). Validation Study of the TNTP Core Teaching Rubric. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Augustine, C.H., McCombs, J.S., Pane, J.F., Schwartz, H.L., Schweig, J., McEachin, A., & Siler-Evans, K. (2016). Learning from summer: Effects of voluntary summer learning programs on low-income urban youth. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. 

Working Papers

Carlson, D., Domina, T., Perera, R., McEachin, A., & Radsky, V. (Under Review). Structured Choice: School Segregation at the Intersection of Policy and Preferences.

Dilberti, M., Schweig, J., Mariano, L., Kuhfeld, M., & McEachin, A. (Under Review). Combined Schools as a (Non)Protective Factor During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Middle School Transitions in the Context of Unplanned School Closures.

Yoo, P., Domina, T., McEachin, A., Clark, L, Hertenstein, H., & Penner, A. (Under Review). Virtual Charter Students Have Worse Labor Market Outcomes as Young Adults.