Analyzing state longitudinal data that allows us to follow individuals from kindergarten through elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education and into the labor market, ALDER examines how education policies affect outcomes for students and teachers. We evaluate real policies in practice and answer the perennial question asked by educators, policymakers, and the public: How do we help students succeed?
The National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), a competitively funded research center, is a joint project of AIR and scholars at Duke University, Northwestern University, Stanford University, the University of Missouri, the University of Texas at Dallas, and the University of Washington.
The Center's research scientists are leaders in the field of economics and other social sciences as they relate to education policy research.
The Center focuses on how K-12 teacher policies, governance policies, and social and economic community conditions affect outcomes for teachers and their students. More recently, the Center has extended its work to postsecondary education and labor market outcomes. By capitalizing on rich longitudinal data, CALDER explores a breadth of critical education issues and makes the highest quality research available to policymakers.