PK-12 students

IERC Publication: Use of the Illinois 5Essentials Survey Data (2014-2)

Brenda K. Klostermann, Bradford R. White, Eric J. Lichtenberger, and Janet K. Holt

This mixed-methods study examines how Illinois public school districts’ utilize the Illinois’ 5Essentials Survey and data.  More

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IERC Presentation: High School Students’ Knowledge of Parental Income and Implications for Planning how to Finance College

Drew M. Anderson and Janet K. Holt

In an attempt to understand student’s financial literacy relevant to FAFSA filing, we examine the accuracy of high school students’ knowledge about parental income and explore potential consequences of inaccuracy.  More

IERC Presentation: Variation in the Impact of High School Environment on College Applications

Drew M. Anderson and Janet K. Holt

We find that there is a substantial high school effect on FAFSA filing, equivalent in size to the effect of ACT scores. We explore high school factors that account for this effect.  More

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Other Publication: How the New Teacher Pipeline Affects the Racial/Ethnic, Gender, and Academic Composition of Illinois Teaching Corps. Success in High Needs Schools (2015)

White, B. R., DeAngelis, K. J., & Lichtenberger, E. J.

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

IERC Publication: Who Has Access to Dual Credit in Illinois? Examining High School Characteristics and Dual Credit Participation Rates (2013-4)

Jason L. Taylor and Eric J. Lichtenberger

This study looks at the distribution of access to dual credit around that state and takes into consideration several school-level characteristics.  More

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IERC Publication: The Student Has Become the Teacher: Tracking the Racial Diversity and Academic Composition of the Teacher Supply Pipeline (2013-3)

Bradford R. White, Karen J. DeAngelis, and Eric J. Lichtenberger

Examines how each stage in the pipeline from high school through college and initial teacher certification and employment affects the racial/ethnic and academic composition of those who enter the public school teacher corps in Illinois.  More

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IERC Publication: Evaluation of the Illinois High School to College Success Report (2013-2)

Brenda K. Klostermann

This mixed-methods evaluation study examined utilization, dissemination, and collaborative efforts with Illinois’ High School to College Success Report. Suggestions for improvement were also gathered.  More

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Other Publication: Dual credit/dual enrollment and data driven policy implementation: Reform initiatives and postsecondary enrollment outcomes (2014)

Lichtenberger, E. J., Witt, A., Blankenberger, R., & Franklin, D.

Examines the influence of dual-credit on a series of college enrollment outcomes, such as one’s likelihood of immediately enrolling at a four-year institution or a community college.  More

Other Publication: Do Principal and Teacher Qualifications Influence Different Types of School Growth Trajectories in Illinois? A Growth Mixture Model Analysis (2014)

Bowers, A. J., & White, B. R.

This paper using growth mixture modeling to examine the independent effects of principal background, training and experience as well as teacher academic qualifications on school proficiency growth through time. The study is one of the first to examine statistically different proficiency growth trajectories using an entire state-wide data set over a long-term timeframe.  More

IERC Publication: The Community College Penalty and Bachelor’s Degree Completion: Fact or Fiction? (2013-1)

Eric J. Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich

The quasi-experimental study compares the rates of bachelor’s degree completion of community college transfer students to that of an observationally equivalent group of rising four-year college juniors.  More

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