Stanford CEPA Winter 2017 Newsletter
Stanford CEPA Winter 2017   

SEDA is a publicly-available database including information about student performance on standardized tests in every public school district in the U.S. SEDA is based on over 200 million test scores taken by students in grades 3-8 from 2009 through 2013. There are several upcoming opportunities to learn more about the Stanford Education Data Archive directly from the SEDA team.

Sean Reardon, Andrew Ho, Benjamin Shear, and Erin Fahle will lead SEDA workshops at the 2017 SREE conference in Washington, D.C. and the AERA conference in San Antonio, TX. These workshops will provide a detailed description of what SEDA contains and how the dataset was constructed. They will include a description of how the test scores are linked to a common scale, a discussion of the sources and magnitude of uncertainty in the estimates, and a guide for interpretation of the estimates and how they can be appropriately used in both descriptive and causal research.

Workshop and Registration Details
SREE: March 1-4, Washington, D.C.
AERA: April 27-May 1, San Antonio, TX

New Working Papers

Analysis of genetic similarity among friends and schoolmates in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health). Ben Domingue et al. 2017

How much do test scores vary among school districts? New estimates using population data, 2009-2013. Erin Fahle, Sean F. Reardon. 2017

Engaging Teachers: Measuring the Impact of Teachers on Student Attendance in Secondary School. Jing Liu, Susanna Loeb. 2017

The Geography of Racial/Ethnic Test Score Gaps. Sean F. Reardon, Demetra Kalogrides, Ken Shores. 2017


Get to Know Us

SREE Spring 2017 Conference
Come and see us discuss/participate/present at SREE Spring 2017 Conference on March 1-4, 2017 at Fairmont Hotel - Washington, DC.

sean reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, is giving the keynote address at SREE Spring 2017 Conference on March 3, 2017: Studying Educational Opportunity and Inequality with Big Data.

AEFP 42nd Annual Conference
Come and see us discuss/participate/present at AEFP 42nd Annual Conference on March 16-18, 2017 at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel - Washington, DC.


Award: Congratulations to CEPA alumna Daphna Bassok on her Presidential Early Career Award.

Award: Congratulations to Susanna Loeb for her reappointment by former President Obama to the National Board for Education Sciences

Our Research in the News

The New York Times. Integration Works. Can It Survive the Trump Era? sean reardon

Education Week. CEPA faculty and alumni score high marks on the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Education Next. Continued Support for Improving the Lowest-Performing Schools. Susanna Loeb


Upcoming Events



SREE Spring 2017 Conference
Washington, DC


Dominique Baker, Assistant Professor of Education Policy, Southern Methodist University
3:30pm to 5:00pm, Stanford University


AEFP 42nd Annual Conference
Washington, DC