Reports & Policy Briefs
Teacher Quality Research
A Framework for Improvement: Analyzing Performance Assessment Scores for Evidence-Based Teacher Preparation Program Reforms (February 2017)
Which Credentials Predict the Performance of Early Grades Reading Teachers? (December 2016)
University-Based Induction in Low-Performing Schools: Outcomes for North Carolina New Teacher Support Program Participants in 2014-15 (September 2016)
Initial Findings from edTPA Implementation in North Carolina (September 2016)
The Academic Credentials of Teacher Education Candidates and Graduates in North Carolina (September 2016)
Staffing North Carolina’s Classrooms: Evidence Connecting Teacher Preparation to Teacher Outcomes (April 2016)
Outcomes for Teachers with Graduate Degrees in North Carolina Public Schools (January 2016)
Who Teaches in North Carolina? Job Placement Rates for UNC System Teacher Education Programs (October 2015)
Measuring Up: The National Council on Teacher Quality’s Ratings of Teacher Preparation Programs and Measures of Teacher Performance (May 2015)
The North Carolina Principal Fellows Program: A Comprehensive Evaluation (April 2015)
Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Report (April 2015)
Data Sharing to Drive the Improvement of Teacher Preparation Programs (January 2015)
Evaluating a Pilot of the Teacher Performance Assessment (January 2015)
UNC Teacher Quality Research: Teacher Portals Effectiveness Report (May 2014)
Technical Appendix: The National Council on Teacher Quality’s Ratings of Teacher Preparation Programs and Measures of Teacher Performance (May 2014)
Teacher Preparation and Performance in North Carolina Public Schools (February 2014)
UNC Teacher Quality Research: 2013 Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Report (May 2013)
Teachers Without Borders: Consequences of Teacher Labor Force Mobility (March 2013)
The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program: A Comprehensive Evaluation (March 2012)
UNC Teacher Quality Research: Teacher Portals Effectiveness Analysis (February 2012)
UNC Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Report (July 2011)
Technical Report: UNC Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Report (July 2011)
Gains in novice teacher effectiveness: on-the-job development or less effective teachers leaving? (June 2011)
The Effects of UNC Master of School Administration Programs on NC Public Schools, 2004-2008 (October 2010)
Portal Report: Teacher Preparation and Student Test Scores in North Carolina (June 2010)
Technical Report: The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Learning in North Carolina Public Schools (April 2010)
The Impact of Teacher Preparation on Student Learning in North Carolina Public Schools (January 2010)
Race to the Top (RttT) Evaluation Reports
Local Education Agency RttP Expenditures-Finaly Analysis of Expenditure Patterns and Related Outcomes
North Carolina Race to the Top-Overall Impact and Implementation Findings Final Report
Teacher and Principal Perceptions of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System
The Distribution of Teachers in North Carolina, 2009-2013-Research Brief
North Carolina New Teacher Support Program-Final RttT Evaluation Report
Fourth Annual Race to the Top Professional Development Evaluation Report
Initial Results from the RttT Evaluation of the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program
Distinguished Leadership in Practice-Third Annual RttT Evaluation Report a Final Summary
North Carolina’s Future-Ready Leadership Program An Overview of Current Data
RttT STEM Affinity Network-Final Report
A Preliminary Cost Analysis of North Carolina’s Race to the Top Initiatives
(Revised November 2014)
North Carolina Teacher Corps Final Report-Impact, Qualitative Assessment and Policy Recommendations
Evaluation of District and School Transformation School-Level Coaching and Professional Development
Activities (October 2014)
Strategic Staffing in North Carolina-A Summative Review of Local and State Implementation Across the RttT
Period (September 2014)
North Carolina Virtual Public School Blended Learning STEM Courses-Final Report Impact Qualitative
Assessment and Policy Recs (August 2014)
Race to the Top Performance Incentives in North Carolina
North Carolina Regional Leadership Academies-Final 2013 Activity Report
North Carolina New Teacher Support Program-Interim Evaluation Report
Third Annual Race to the Top Professional Development Report
The Distribution of Teacher Value Added in North Carolina
Distinguished Leadership in Practice-Second Annual Evaluation Report
North Carolina’s Race to the Top Initiative-An Evaluation Update
Measures of Student Growth in the North Carolina Evaluation System: Formative Evaluation Report
(RttT Evaluation; September 2013)
Teacher Performance Incentives in North Carolina
State Strategic Staffing: Recruitment Incentive for Lowest-Performing Schools
Local Education Agency Race to the Top Expenditures: An Analysis of Fund Use and Expenditure Patterns
Productive Connections: Interventions in Low Performing Districts by NCDPI District and School
Transformation Division in 2011-12 (April 2013)
North Carolina New Teacher Support Program: First Annual Race to the Top Evaluation Report
Turning Around North Carolina’s Lowest-Achieving Schools: Initial Findings on the School Leader
Professional Development Series (April 2013)
Second Annual RttT Evaluation Report Part I-Statewide Face to Face Professional Development Formative
Evaluation (March 2013)
Second Annual RttT Evaluation Report Part II-Local Outcomes Baseline Study
Race to the Top in North Carolina, 2010-2012: A Summary of Formative Findings
Distinguished Leadership in Practice-First Annual RttT Evaluation Report
Local Education Agency Race to the Top Expenditures: An Initial Analysis
Comparing Value-Added Models for Estimating Individual Teacher Effects on a Statewide Basis: Simulation
and Empirical Analysis (August 2012)
Comparing Value Added Models for Estimating Teacher Effectiveness: Technical Briefing
Building LEA and Regional Professional Development Capacity-First Annual Evaluation Report
Prospects for Using Digital Recording Systems for Evaluation
Turning Around North Carolina’s Lowest Achieving Schools 2006-2010
The Collaborative Project
Evaluation of the Pilot Phase of the Collaborative Project, 2007-08 through 2009-10
The Impact of the First Two Years of The Collaborative Project: An Interim Assessment
The Collaborative Project: The First Two Years
Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Fund
The Impact of the Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Fund on Middle School Performance in Pilot Districts
District Expenditures of Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Funds 2004-05 through 2006-07
Middle School Math: What are North Carolina Teachers Teaching in the DSSF Pilot Districts and Elsewhere?
The Effects of Leadership on Student Performance in DSSF Pilot Middle Schools
Coverage of English Language Arts Content in DSSF Pilot Middle Schools and Other North Carolina
Middle Schools (April 2009)
The Impact of the Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Fund on High School Student Performance in Pilot
Districts (September 2008)
Improving Teacher Quality in the DSSF Pilot Districts: A Comparison of Progress from 2004-05 to 2005-06
First Report of the Evaluation of the Disadvantaged Student Supplement Fund (DSSF)
Other Projects – Reports, Working Papers, & Policy Briefs
The Distribution of Educational Resources in Wayne County Public Schools
Leadership, Organizational Characteristics, and Performance in North Carolina High Schools
North Carolina High School Resource Allocation Study Final Report
Bastian, K.C., McCord, D.M., Marks, J.T., & Carpenter, D. (2017) A Temperament for Teaching? Associations Between Personality Traits and Beginning Teacher Performance and Retention. American Educational Research Association Open, 3(1), 1–17.
Bastian, K.C., Marks, J.T. (2016) Connecting Teacher Preparation to Teacher Induction: Outcomes for Beginning Teachers in a University-Based Support Program in Low-Performing Schools. (online)
Bastian, K.C., Henry, G.T., Pan, Y., Lys, D. (2016) Teacher candidate performance assessments: Local scoring and implications for teacher preparation program improvement. Teaching and Teacher Education, 59, 1-12.
Fortner, C.K., Kershaw, D.C., Bastian, K.C., Lynn, H.H., (2015) Learning by Doing: The Characteristics, Effectiveness, and Persistence of Teachers Who Were Teaching Assistants First. Teachers College Record, 117, 110307.
Bastian, K.C., & Henry, G.T. (2015). Teachers without borders: Consequences of teacher labor force mobility. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(2), 163-183.
Bastian, K.C., & Henry, G.T. (2015). The apprentice: Pathways to the principalship and student achievement. Educational Administration Quarterly, 51(4), 600-639.
Henry, G.T., Purtell, K.M., Bastian, K.M., Fortner, C.K., Thompson, C.L., Campbell, S.L. & Patterson, K.M. (2014). The effects of teacher entry portals on student achievement. Journal of Teacher Education, 65(1), 7-23.
Henry, G.T., Bastian, K.C., Fortner, C.K., Kershaw, D.C., Purtell, K.M., Thompson, C.L., & Zulli, R.A. (2014). Teacher preparation policies and their effects on student achievement. Education Finance and Policy, 9(3): 264-303.
Bastian, K.C., Henry, G. T. & Thompson, C. L. (2013). Incorporating access to more effective teachers into assessments of educational resource equity. Education Finance and Policy, 8(4), 560-580.
Henry, G.T., Smith, A.A., Kershaw, D., & Zulli-Lowe, R.A. (2013). Formative evaluation: Estimating preliminary outcomes and testing rival explanations. American Journal of Evaluation, 34 (4), 465-485.
Henry, G.T., Campbell, S.L., Thompson, C.L., Patriarca, L.A., Luterbach, K.J., Lys, D.B. & Covington, V.M. (2013). The Predictive Validity of Measures of Teacher Candidate Programs and Performance: Toward an Evidence-Based Approach to Teacher Preparation. Journal of Teacher Education, 64(5), 439-453.
Henry, G.T., Kershaw, D., Zulli-Lowe, R.A., & Smith, A.A. (2012). Incorporating teacher effectiveness into teacher preparation program evaluation. Journal of Teacher Education, 63(5), 335-355.
Henry, G.T., Bastian, K.C., & Smith, A.A. (2012). Scholarships to Recruit the “Best and Brightest” into Teaching: Who Is Recruited, Where Do They Teach, How Effective Are They, and How Long Do They Stay? Educational Researcher, 41(3), 83-92.
Henry, G.T., Fortner, C.K., Bastian, K.C. (2012). The Effects of Experience and Attrition for Novice High-School Science and Mathematics Teachers. Science, 335, 1118-1121.
Henry, G.T., Bastian, K.C., & Fortner, C.K. (2011). Stayers and Leavers: Early-career Teacher Effectiveness and Attrition. Educational Researcher, 40(6), 271-280.
Henry, G.T., Fortner, C.K., Thompson, C.L. (2010). Targeted Funding for Educationally Disadvantaged Students: A Regression Discontinuity Estimate of the Impact on High School Student Achievement. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 32(2), 183-204.