Human Development and Quantitative Methods Division
Statistical methods to improve generalizations in education; Multilevel modeling and experimental design; Propensity score methods for generalization; Small area estimation
Wendy Chan is an expert on educational statistics. She seeks to improve statistical models and analysis so research can better inform policy and practice. Her work tries to unpack the intellectual and statistical challenges of generalizing the results
of localized randomized trials to larger populations. She began her career in education as a member of Teach for America, where she taught sixth- and eighth-grade mathematics in a large middle school in New York City.
Jonathan Zimmerman reviews three books on the desegregation of schools after the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and unpacks the ruling's ongoing legal and historical questions.