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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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IERC Publication: Outmigration and Human Capital: Homeward Bound or Gone for Good? (2014-1)

Eric J. Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich

The quasi-experimental study compares the Illinois-specific earnings and employment outcomes of outmigrants to those of an observationally equivalent group of students who enrolled at Illinois four-year colleges.  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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IERC Publication: Developing Indicators of Progress toward a College Degree (June 2013)

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

A proof-of-concept study of how longitudinal data could be used to determine early indicators of college progress. This study highlights the importance of tracking progression, more so than retention as an early indicator of college completion.  More

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IERC Publication: Comparing the Outcomes of Direct Entrants and Transfer Students Using Multiple Data Sources (May 2013)

Examines the degree completion and workforce outcomes of direct four-year college entrants and transfer students.   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 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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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 Publication: College Readiness and the Potentially Overlapping Outcomes of Community College Entrants (2012-3)

Eric J. Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich

This study examines how the interaction of college readiness and key demographic characteristics influences community college outcomes such as credential attainment and transferring to a four-year college.  More

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