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Institute for Research on Education Policy & Practice
Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall, 5th Floor
Stanford, CA 94305
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January 22 2009
3:30pm - 5:00pm, Cubberley 114

Daniel McCaffrey
Senior Statistician, Rand Corporation
Topic: TBD

Senior Statistician; PNC Chair in Policy Analysis


Accountability and assessment, drug policy, substance use and adolescent substance abuse treatment, value-added modeling

Recent Work

Causal effects of value-added assessment: studying the effects of value-added assessments on educator practice and student outcomes using data from the Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System; improved value-added estimation: developing statistical methods for estimating teacher effects using longitudinal student achievement data


Ph.D. in statistics, North Carolina State University; B.A. in mathematics and economics, Mount Saint Mary's College

Publications of Interest

Student Displacement in Louisiana After the Hurricanes of 2005: Experiences of Public Schools and Their Students, John F. Pane et al., RAND Corporation, 2006

"Improved Hypothesis Testing for Coefficients in Generalized Estimating Equations with Small Samples of Clusters," D. F. McCaffrey and R. M. Bell, Statistics in Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 23, Dec 2006

"Models for Value-Added Modeling of Teacher Effects," D. F. McCaffrey et al., Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2004

"Propensity Score Estimation with Boosted Regression for Evaluating Causal Effects in Observational Studies," D. F. McCaffrey et al., Psychological Methods, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2004

Evaluating Value-Added Models for Teacher Accountability, Daniel F. McCaffrey et al., RAND Corporation, 2003