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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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IERC Publication: Innovations for High Quality, Aligned Early Childhood Educator Preparation (2016-3)

Bradford R. White, Debra Mayconich Baron, Brenda K. Klostermann, and Daniel Q. Duffy

This qualitative implementation study provides a systematic review of the innovations and strategies EPPI grant recipients utilized in addressing common barriers and practice-oriented issues experienced in early childhood educator preparation.  More

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IERC Presentation: The student has become the teacher: Tracking racial diversity and academics in Illinois’ new teacher pipeline

Bradford R. White

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 Presentation: College & Career Access, Persistence and Success Statewide

Janet K. Holt

This presentation describes IERC research on college and career access persistence, and success statewide, summarizing findings from three IERC reports: College Readiness and the Postsecondary Outcomes of Illinois High School Students (IERC 2012–1), Developing Indicators of Progress toward a College Degree (June 2013), and Outmigration and Human Capital: Homeward Bound of Gone for Good? (IERC 2014–1).   More

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IERC Presentation: The Geography of the New Teacher Pipeline in Illinois

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

Illinois Workforce Data Quality Initiative Working Group, Springfield, IL, May 20, 2015.  More

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IERC Presentation: Thinking Longitudinally while Focusing on Education Policy

Eric J. Lichtenberger

Illinois Board of Higher Education Faculty Advisory Council, Edwardsville, IL, May 15, 2015.  More

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IERC Publication: The Early Childhood Educator Preparation Innovation Grant: Lessons from Initial Implementation (2015-2)

Eric J. Lichtenberger, Brenda K. Klostermann, and Daniel Q. Duffy

In this implementation study we reveal the barriers to project-specific goal attainment and the catalysts that allowed the partnerships to meet their objectives. This research is informative for policy development specific to articulation agreements, current and future early childhood innovation grantees, as well as others attempting to build stronger and more authentic partnerships between community colleges and four-year institutions.  More

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IERC Presentation: Using Propensity Score Matching to Investigate the Economic Impact of College Outmigration

Eric Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich

American Educational Research Association, Advanced Studies of National Databases SIG, April 17, 2015, Chicago, IL.  More

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IERC Presentation: The Early Childhood Educator Preparation Innovation Grants: Lessons from Initial Implementation

Eric Lichtenberger, Brenda Klostermann, and Dan Duffy

Gateways to Opportunity Higher Education Forum, Normal, IL, April 9-10-2015.  More

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IERC Publication: The Geography of the New Teacher Pipeline (2015-1)

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

This study examines the geography of the teacher labor markets by tracking the distances between the teacher’s home area and college with the location of their first teaching position. This research is informative for teacher recruitment efforts, as well as for initiatives in Illinois to diversify the teacher pipeline.   More

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