Michael Gottfried

Michael Gottfried
Associate Professor,
University of Pennsylvania

Michael Gottfried is associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.  He was formerly professor in the Gevirtz School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research focuses on absenteeism, schooling context, and STEM; an interest in disabilities informs his work, which has been published in a number of journals, including American Educational Research Journal, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Teachers College Record, Education Finance and Policy, American Journal of Education, and Elementary School Journal. Gottfried serves on the editorial boards of American Educational Research Journal and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. He received his PhD in applied economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

updated 2020

Publications by Michael Gottfried
Students with learning disabilities are spending more time in general education classrooms than at any point in history, yet there remain concerns whether general education teachers are receiving adequate preparation to support these students.…
Acknowledging the importance of students simply being in school, California has made student attendance part of its accountability system. This brief covers a session in which it was pointed out that using chronic absenteeism as an…
Lessons for Policy and Practice
Addressing student absenteeism continues to permeate education policy and practice. California and a majority of other states have incorporated “chronic absenteeism” as an accountability metric under the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is therefore a…