ARC Publications on Evaluation Research

The ARC team is well-versed in conducting a wide range of evaluations utilizing a variety of methods to document broader impacts. Below is a selection of evaluations and publications with an evaluation research focus in which members of the ARC team have been involved:

  • Hedges, L. V. (in press). Cluster and place based randomized filed trials. In M. W. Lipsey D. S. Cordray (Eds.) Field Experimentation: Methods for Evaluating What Works, for Whom, Under What Circumstances, How, and Why. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Hedges, L. V. (2007). Generalizability of treatment effects. Pages 55-78 in B. Schneider and S. K. McDonald (Eds.) Scale-Up in Principle. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Hedges, L. V. & Hanis, J. (2009). Can non-randomized studies provide evidence of causal effects? A case study using the regression discontinuity design. Pages 106-124 in P. B. Walters, A. Lareau, & S. H. Ranis (Eds.) Education research on trial. New York: Routledge.
  • Hedges, L. V. & Hedberg, E. C. (2007). Intraclass correlations for planning group-randomized experiments in education. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 29, 60-87.
  • Hedges, L.V., Konstantopoulos, S., and Thoreson, A. (2003). Studies of technology implementation and effects. Pages 187–204 in G. D. Haertel and B. Means (Eds.) Evaluating educational technology: Effective research designs for improving learning. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Konstantopoulos, S., & Hedges, L. V. (2008). How large an effect can we expect from school reforms? Teachers College Record, 110, 1613-1640.
  • McDonald, S-K. (2009). Scale-up as a framework for program and policy evaluation research. In David N. Plank, Barbara Schneider, and Gary Sykes (Eds.). Handbook on Education Policy Research. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
  • Milesi, C.; Brown, K.L.; Hawkley, L.; Dropkin, E.; & Schneider, B. (2014). Charting the Impact of Federal Spending on Education Research: A Bibliometric Approach. Educational Researcher, 43(7), 361-370
  • Schneider, B. (2003). The Evaluation Exchange special report on Scientifically Based Research. The Evaluation Exchange, 9(2), 11-12.
  • Schneider, B., Carnoy, M., Kilpatrick, J., Schmidt, W., & Shavelson, R. (2007). Estimating causal effects using experimental and observational designs. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
  • Schneider, B., McDonald, S-K., Brown, K.L., Schalliol, D., Makela, S., Yamaguchi, K., Proutsos, D.T., Llosa, M., Hoogstra, L., & Chu, P. (2005). Evaluating the efficacy of the Center for Education at the National Academies: Report to the Center for Education. Available online at http://www7.nationalacademies.org/cfe/CFE%20Evaluation%20Report.pdf.
  • Schneider, B., McDonald, S-K., Brown, K., Hanis-Martin, J., Sachs, J., & Keating, E. (2011). Impact and Influence of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Program on Workplace, Workforce, and Working Families. Chicago, IL: NORC at the University of Chicago.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service. (2010). Interim Report on the Evaluation of the Growth Model Pilot Project. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education. Prepared by Thomas B. Hoffer, E.C. Hedberg, Kevin L. Brown, Marie L. Halverson, and Sarah-Kathryn McDonald of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago under Contract Number ED-06-CO-0053. Available online from http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/disadv/growth-model-pilot/gmpp.pdf.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Policy and Program Studies Service. (2011). Final Report on the Evaluation of the Growth Model Pilot Project. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education. Prepared for the U.S. Department of Education under Contract Number ED-06-CO-0053 with the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Prepared by Thomas B. Hoffer, E.C. Hedberg, Kevin L. Brown, Marie L. Halverson, and Paki Reid-Brossard (National Opinion Research Center [NORC] at the University of Chicago); Andrew D. Ho (Harvard Graduate School of Education); and Katherine Furgol (University of Iowa). Available online at http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/disadv/growth-model-pilot/gmpp-final.pdf.
  • Wyse, A. E., Keesler, V. A., & Schneider, B. (2008). Assessing the effects of small school size on mathematics achievement: A propensity score-matching approach. Teachers College Record, 110, 1879-1900.