Andrew McEachin is a policy researcher in the economics, statistics, and sociology department at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining RAND, he was an assistant professor of education policy at North Carolina State University and an Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral fellow at University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. The unifying goal of his research is to generate rigorous policy-relevant evidence to help educators and policymakers in their efforts to raise student achievement and narrow achievement gaps.
His research agenda focuses on using advanced quantitative methods to study the determinants of persistent achievement gaps, as well as evaluating the effect of popular responses by policymakers and educators to reduce these gaps. Examples of these include standards-based accountability, school choice initiatives, teacher labor markets, and curricular intensification. His work has been published in highly ranked peer-reviewed education and public policy journals, including American Educational Research Journal, Education Finance and Policy, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. He is also currently working on projects funded by the Smith Richardson Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in Education Policy and M.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California and his B.A. in History from Cornell University.
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