Education, achievement, and inequality

  1. von Hippel, Paul T. and Workman, Joseph and Downey, Douglas B., Are Schools (Still) a Great Equalizer? Replicating a Summer Learning Study Using Better Test Scores and a New Cohort of Children (September 12, 2017). Available at SSRN:
  2. Quezada-Hofflinger, Alvaro and von Hippel, Paul T. 2017. Rising Test Scores in Chile, 2002-2013: School Choice, School Resources, or Family Resources? Available at SSRN:
  3. von Hippel, Paul T. and Bellows, Laura. 2017. How Much Does Teacher Quality Vary Across Teacher Preparation Programs? Reanalyzing Estimates from 6 States (June 20, 2017). Available at SSRN:
  4. Quezada-Hofflinger, Alvaro and von Hippel, Paul T., The Response to High Stakes Testing in Chile, 2005-2013: Legitimate and Illegitimate Ways to Raise Test Scores (January 25, 2017). Available at SSRN:
  5. von Hippel, Paul T. (2016). Year-Round School Calendars: Effects on Summer Learning, Achievement, Parents, Teachers, and Property Values (December 2, 2015). Chapter 13 in Alexander, K., Pitcock, S. & Boulay, M. (eds.). The Summer Slide: What We Know and Can Do About Summer Learning Loss. New York: Teachers College Press, 2016.  Available at SSRN:
  6. von Hippel, Paul T. and Hamrock, Caitlin. (2016). Do Test Score Gaps Grow Before, During, or between the School Years? Measurement Artifacts and What We Can Know in Spite of Them. Available at SSRN:
  7. von Hippel, P. T., †Bellows. L., Osborne, C., Lincove, J., & Mills, N. (2016). “Teacher quality differences between teacher preparation programs: How big? How reliable? Which programs are different?” Economics of Education Review 53: 31-45. Also available as SSRN working paper 2506935.
  8. von Hippel, P.T. (2009). “Achievement, learning, and seasonal impact as measures of school effectiveness: It’s better to be valid than reliable.” School Effectiveness and School Improvement 20(2), 187-213.
  9. Downey, D.B., von Hippel, P.T. (equal contributors) & †Hughes, M. (2008). “Are ‘failing’ schools really failing?Sociology of Education 81(3), 242-270.
  10. Downey, D.B., von Hippel, P.T., and †Broh, B. (2004). “Are Schools the Great Equalizer? School and Non-School Sources of Inequality in Cognitive Skills.” American Sociological Review 69(5), 613-635.