Robert S. Shand

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Robert S. Shand
Assistant Professor,
American University
Robert D. Shand is an assistant professor in the School of Education at American University. He received his PhD in economics and education from Teachers College, Columbia University. A former high school economics and government teacher, his interests lie at the intersection of research, policy, and practice. His current research focuses on teacher improvement through collaboration and professional development as well as how schools and teachers use data from economic evaluation and accountability systems to make decisions and improve over time. He is a coauthor of the third edition of Economic Evaluation in Education: Cost-Effectiveness and Benefit-Cost Analysis, and has contributed to the American Journal of Evaluation, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness.
Publications by Robert S. Shand
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California’s school system is under tremendous long-run fiscal pressure; allocating resources efficiently is therefore paramount. Efficient allocation means more money spent on the most effective policies and interventions; less waste; and…