Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis

2014 Impact Factor: 1.688
2014 Ranking: 25/224 in Education & Educational Research
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Mark Berends University of Notre Dame
Laura Hamilton RAND Corporation
Luis Huerta Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
Ron W. Zimmer Vanderbilt University

eISSN: 19351062| ISSN: 01623737|Current volume: 37|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) publishes scholarly manuscripts of theoretical, methodological, or policy interest to those engaged in educational policy analysis, evaluation, and decisionmaking. EEPA is a multidisciplinary policy journal, and considers original research from multiple disciplines, theoretical orientations, and methodologies.


Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis (EEPA) publishes manuscripts of theoretical or practical interest to those engaged in educational evaluation or policy analysis, including economics, demographic, financial, and political analyses of education policies; syntheses of previously completed policy studies, evaluation theories, and methodologies; results of significant evaluation efforts; retrospective views of evaluation studies, and book reviews related to educational evaluation and policy issues.

Editorial Assistant
Rochelle Hardison University of Southern California, USA
Editorial Board
Megan Andrew University of Notre Dame
Dale Ballou Vanderbilt University
Michael N. Bastedo University of Michigan, USA
Eric Bettinger Stanford University, Graduate School of Education
Robert Bifulco Syracuse University
John Cheslock Penn State University
Amita Chudgar Michigan State University
Judy Scott Clayton Teachers College, Columbia University
Casey D. Cobb University of Connecticut
Cynthia Coburn Northwestern University
Dylan P. Conger George Washington University
Sean Corcoran New York University
Joshua Cowen University of Kentucky
Alan J. Daly Department of Education Studies, UCSD, USA
Tom Dee Stanford University
Laura Desimone University of Pennsylvania, USA
Kevin Dougherty Teacher's College, Columbia University
Will Doyle Vanderbilt University
Susan Dynarski University of Michigan
Stella Flores Vanderbilt University
Ken Frank Michigan State University, USA
Adam Gamoran University of Wisconsin, Madison
Liliana Garces Penn State University
David Garcia Arizona State University, USA
Phil Gleason Mathematica
Sara Goldrick-Rab University of Wisconsin-Madison
Michael Gottfried University of California, Santa Barbara
Preston Greene Penn State University
Eric Grodsky University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cassandra Guarino Indiana University
Floyd Hammack New York University
Emily Hannum University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jennifer Jennings New York University
Spyros Konstantopoulos Michigan State University
Michael Kurlaender University of California, Davis
Douglas Lee Lauen University of North Carolina
Julie Marsh University of Southern California
Jose Felipe Martinez University of California, Los Angeles
Francisco Martorell RAND Corporation
Lindsay Clare Matsumura University of Pittsburgh
Patrick J. McEwan Wellesley College
Tatiana Melguizo University of Southern California
Gary J. Miron Western Michigan University
David Mustard University of Georgia
Erik Ness University of Georgia
Lindsay Page University of Pittsburgh
John Papay Brown University
Meredith Phillips University of Southern California
Morgan Polikoff University of Southern California
Doug Ready Columbia University
Sean Reardon Stanford University
Jennifer King Rice University of Maryland, USA
Josipa Roksa University of Virginia, USA
Jennifer Russell University of Pittsburgh
Lucrecia Santibañez Claremont Graduate University
Tim Sass Georgia State University
Barbara Schneider Michigan State University
Janelle Scott University of California, Berkeley
Tom Smith Vanderbilt University
Jennifer Steele American University
Katharine O. Strunk University of Southern California
Robert T. Teranishi New York University
Ruth Turley Rice University
Kyo Yamashiro LA Education Research Institute
Bill Zumeta University of Washington
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