Deming is examining the effects of test-based accountability on students’ postsecondary attainment and earnings. Through this William T. Grant Scholars award, he will expand his capacity with mixed methods and policy implementation. One of his mentors is Susanna Loeb, the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University; she will share her expertise on test-based accountability. His other mentor, Jim Spillane, professor of learning and organizational change at Northwestern University, will mentor him on qualitative field research methods, with a focus on policy implementation.
Does school accountability benefit students in the long run? If so, under what conditions?