sean reardon

Senior Research Fellow

Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

sean reardon is the endowed Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and is Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology at Stanford University. His research focuses on the causes, patterns, trends, and consequences of social and educational inequality; the effects of educational policy on educational and social inequality; and in applied statistical methods for educational research. He is the developer of the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), which is based on 430+ million standardized test scores and provides measures of educational opportunity, average test score performance, academic achievement gaps, and other information for every public school district in the United States.

reardon received his doctorate in education in 1997 from Harvard University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation Scholar Award, the National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellowship, and is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

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