In the summer of 2013, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued public, highly-visible ratings of teacher education programs as part...
Cory Koedel is an associate professor of economics and public policy at the University of Missouri–Columbia. His research is in the areas of teacher quality and compensation, curriculum evaluation, and the efficacy of higher education institutions. His work has been widely cited in top academic journals in the fields of economics, education and public policy, and he has served on technical advisory and review panels for school districts, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Dr. Koedel is a co-editor for the Economics of Education Review and serves on the editorial boards for Education Finance and Policy and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. He was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association (Division L) in 2008 and in 2012 he received the Junior Scholar Award from the same group. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2007.
Public Accountability and Nudges: The Effect of an Information Intervention on the Responsiveness of Teacher Education Programs to External Ratings
We study the effects of access to high school math and science courses on postsecondary STEM enrollment and degree attainment using administrative...
We study the relative performance of two policy relevant value-added models – a one-step fixed effect model and a two-step aggregated residuals...
Improving public sector workforce quality is challenging in sectors such as education where worker productivity is difficult to assess and manager...
State-specific licensing policies and pension plans create mobility costs for educators who cross state lines. We empirically test whether these...
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the role of high schools in explaining student sorting to colleges and majors at 4-...
Public school teachers retire much earlier than comparable professionals. Pension rule changes affecting new teachers can be used to close this...
The Common Core Conundrum: To What Extent Should We Worry That Changes to Assessments and Standards Will Affect Test-Based Measures of Teacher Performance?
Using administrative longitudinal data from five states, we study how value-added measures of teacher performance are affected...
Most public school teachers in the United States are enrolled in defined benefit (DB) pension plans. Using administrative micro data from four...
There is increased policy interest in extending test-based evaluations in K-12 education to include student achievement in high school. High...
We use data from workers in the largest public-sector occupation in the United States – teaching – to examine the effect of pension enhancements...
We examine the efficiency implications of imposing proportionality in teacher evaluation systems. Proportional evaluations force comparisons to be...
During the late 1990's public pension funds across the United States accrued large actuarial surpluses. The seemingly flush conditions of the...
Educators in public schools in the United States are typically enrolled in defined-benefit pension plans, which penalize across-plan mobility. We...
Teacher pension systems target retirements within a narrow range of the career cycle by penalizing individuals who separate too soon or remain...
We compare teacher preparation programs in Missouri based on the effectiveness of their graduates in the classroom. The differences in...
The specifics of how growth models should be constructed and used to evaluate schools and teachers is a topic of lively policy debate in states...
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Area of Expertise
- Teacher Quality
- Value-added Modeling
- Teacher Compensation
- Teacher Pensions
- Curriculum Evaluation
- School Choice
- Teacher Quality