Mike Weiss

Degree: 
Ph.D. Education Policy, Graduate School of Education, May 2008
Year of Graduation: 
2008
Dissertation Topic: 
Using a Yardstick to Measure a Meter: Growth, Value-Added, and Projection Models in the Context of School Accountability
Current Position: 
Research Associate II, MDRC, New York
Publications: 

Weinbaum, E.H., Cole, R.P., Weiss, M.J., & Supovitz, J. A. (in press). Going with the flow: Communication and reform in high schools. In J.A. Supovitz & E.H. Weinbaum (Eds.), Refracted Reform: External Reform and High Schools (tentative title). New York: Teachers College Press.

Presentations: 
  • Weiss, M.J. (2007). Communication through community? The effects of structural changes on high school communication. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • Weiss, M.J. (2007). The Federal Growth Model Pilot Program: Is it on track to be proficient by 2013-2014? Paper and poster presented at the Institute of Education Science‚Äôs annual meeting, Washington, DC.

  • Goertz, M. & Weiss, M.J. (2007). Money Order in the Court:  The Promise and Pitfalls of Redistributing Educational Dollars through Court Mandates: The New Jersey Case. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Finance Association, Baltimore, MD.

  • Supovitz, J. A., Cole, R. P., and Weiss, M. J. (2006). Instructional Leadership in American High Schools. Presentation at the Research Exchange on Teacher Networks, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

  • May, H. & Weiss, M.J. (2006). From Federal AYP to Value Added Models: What are the Most Meaningful and Valid Measures of School Performance?  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.