Andrew McEachin

Andrew McEachin
Andrew McEachin
Policy Researcher and Professor,
RAND Corporation & Pardee RAND Graduate School

Andrew McEachin is a policy researcher in the economics, statistics, and sociology department at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His research focuses on using advanced quantitative methods to study the causes of persistent achievement gaps, as well as evaluating the impact of common efforts to reduce these gaps, such as standards-based accountability, school choice initiatives, teacher labor markets, and curricular intensification. He was previously an assistant professor of education policy at North Carolina State University and an Institute of Education Sciences postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. He received his PhD in urban education policy from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California.

updated 2013


Publications by Andrew McEachin
The Academic Performance Index (API) is the centerpiece of California’s state assessment and accountability system. With the recent passage of SB1458 and the pending reauthorization of both state and federal accountability legislation, there is now…
California’s Quality Education Investment Act
In a new PACE Working Paper, Margaret Bridges and Bruce Fuller from the University of California, Berkeley; Andrew McEachin and Icela Pelayo, from University of Southern California; and Neal Finkelstein from WestEd, San Francisco worked together to…