Reports, Working Papers, & Presentations

CNA Reports

  • Ballou, D., Mokher, C.G., & Cavalluzzo, L. (2011). Using Value-Added Assessment for Personnel Decisions: How Omitted Variables and Model Specification Influence Teachers’ Outcomes. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University, National Center on Performance Incentives.
  • Burke, D., Cavalluzzo, C., and Herring, W.  (2011).  A System Dynamics Approach to Examining Key Factors in the Recruiting and Retention of a Highly Effective Teacher Workforce. Alexandria, VA: CNA.
  • Burke, D., Cavalluzzo, L., Hansen, M., Harris, J., Lien, D., and Wenger, J. (2004). Critical Issues in Recruiting and Retaining the Mathematics and Science Workforce: Summary of Research in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  CNA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L., Henderson, S. and Mokher, C.G. (2011). A Pilot test of the Leadership By Design Scoring Rubric for Assessment of Instructional Quality in Science Classrooms. Report prepared for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Alexandria, VA: CNA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L., Lopez, D. and Ross, J. (2005). A Study of the Effectiveness and Costs of AEL’s Online Professional Development Program in Reading in Tennessee. Alexandria, VAAppalachian Educational Laboratory (AEL),  CNA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2004). Is National Board Certification an Effective Signal of Teacher Quality? (Publication No.IPR 11204).  Alexandria, VA: CNA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L.. (2004). Organizational Models for Online Education: District, State, or Charter School? Alexandria, VA: Appalachian Technology in Education Consortium, CNA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L., Corallo, C. and Jordan, W. (2002). Case Studies of High Schools on College Campuses: An Alternative to the Traditional High school Program. Alexandria, VA: CNA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L., and Higgins, M. (2001). Who Should Fund Virtual Schools? Alexandria, VA: Appalachian Technology in Education Consortium, CNA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. and Burke, D.  (2000). Library and Lab Costs at Postsecondary Schools: Benchmarks for the Naval Postgraduate School. (Publication No. D0000482.A1). Alexandria, VA: CNA
  • Furchtgott-Roth, D., Jacobson, L., & Mokher, C.G. (2009). Strengthening community colleges’ influence on economic mobility. Report prepared for the Pew Charitable Trusts by Hudson Institute and CNA. Washington, DC: Hudson Institute.
  • Hansen, M, Lien, D., Cavalluzzo, L., and Wenger, J. (2004). Relative Pay and Teacher Retention in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Alexandria, VA: CNA.
  • Holian, L., and Cavalluzzo, L. (2011). Northeast College and Career Ready Consortium, First Formative Report. Alexandria, VA: CNA.
  • Husted, T., and Cavalluzzo, L. (2001). Background Paper for New Collaborative Schools: An Overview of At-Risk High School Students and Educational Programs Designed to Meet Their Needs. Prepared by AEL Inc., and CNA. (Publication No. ERM 01-0101.). Alexandria, VA: CNA.
  • Jacobson, L., & Mokher, C.G. (2009). Rural-urban differences in the outcomes associated with career and technical education in Florida. Report prepared for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Career and Technical Education.  Alexandria, VA: CNA.
  • Jacobson, L., & Mokher, C.G. (2008). Pathways to boosting the earnings of low-income students by increasing their educational attainment. Report prepared for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation by Hudson Institute and CNA. Washington, DC: Hudson Institute.
  • Jordan, W., Cavalluzzo, C., Corallo, C. (2004). Community Colleges and High School Reform: Lessons from Five Case Studies. Prepared by AEL Inc. and CNA. Alexandria, VA: CNA. 
  • Mokher, C.G. (2011). SCORE Prize Rankings: Results for 2011. Report prepared for the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE). Alexandria, VA: CNA. 
  • Ross, J., C. Thigpin, Cavalluzzo, L., J. Guzman, L. Patterson. (2004). A Study of Perceptions and Changes in Knowledge, Practice, and Student Achievement as a Result of AEL’s Online Professional Development in Reading in Tennessee, Interim Report. Report prepared by AEL, Inc. and CNA.   
  • Ross, J., Thigpin, C.,  Cavalluzzo, L., Guzman J., Patterson, L. (2004). Reading Teachers First: Statewide Implementation of ePD.  Paper prepared for the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education. Alexandria, VA: CNA. 
  • Wenger, J., Lien, D., and Cavalluzzo, L. (2003). Does Education Reform Improve Job Performance?  Alexandria, VA: CNA.

CNA Working Papers

Presentations by CNA Analysts & Staff

  • Baer, J. The American Public School Teacher: Past, Present, and Future. Presentation at the VASS Summer Institute, Charlottesville, VA, June 2011.
  • Burke, D. Making Better School Policy Decisions Using System Dynamics/Computer Modeling. Presented at the Eastern Evaluation Research Society, Absecon, NJ, 2004.
  • Cavalluzzo, L., Lowther, D., Mokher, C.G., & Fan, X. (2011, April). Effects of a Hybrid Program for Algebra I on Grade 9 Students’ Mathematics Achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L., Lowther, D., Mokher, C.G., & Fan, X. (2010, June). Effects of a Hybrid Program for Algebra I on Grade 9 Students’ Mathematics Achievement. Poster Session, IES Research Conference.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2010, July). What National Board Certification Says About Teacher Effectiveness. Paper presented at the 24th Annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Cavalluzzo, L., Lowther, D., Mokher, C.G., & Fan, X. (2010, June). RCT Study Design for the Effects of a Hybrid Program for Algebra I on Grade 9 Students’ Mathematics Achievement. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), National Harbor, MD.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2010, June). Value Added and Student Growth Models. Invited speaker, 14th Annual Policy Institute, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2009, April). West Virginia’s Voluntary Universal Pre-K Program, West Virginia Department of Education.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2009, March). Re: The Dale Hickam Excellent Teaching Program. Testimony to the Florida House of Representatives, PreK-12 Appropriations Committee, Tallahassee, FL.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2008). Kentucky’s Hybrid Course in Algebra I, An Impact Evaluation. North American Council for Online Learning (NACOL), Phoenix, AZ.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2008). Pay Reform in Education: Why Change Now? Invited key-note speaker, Performance Incentives: A Growing Impact on American K-12 Education, 12th Annual Policy Institute, June 25-26, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2008, February). Invited presenter, Panel on Strategies for Identifying High-Performing Teachers National Center on Performance Incentives, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2006, February). Evidence on The Association Between National Board Certification and Student Outcomes in Mathematics in the 9th and 10th Grades. Invited Presentation Prepared for the Panel on National Board Certification, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC.
  • Cavalluzzo, L.(2005, November). Does National Board Certification Equal Teacher Quality? Presented at the Sixteenth Annual Conference, The Education Trust, Washington, DC.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2005, June). Planning A Virtual School? An Open Discussion. National Educational Computing Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Cavalluzzo, C. (2005, April). Can Teachers with National Board Certification Help Reduce the Achievement Gap? Presented at the American Education Research Association annual meeting, Montreal, QC.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2005, March). Is National Board Certification an Effective Signal of Teacher Quality? Presented to the American Education Finance Association, Louisville KY.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2005, February). Is National Board Certification an Effective Signal of Teacher Quality? Presented to the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2004, November). National Board Certification: A Look at How Their Students Stack Up. Presented at the National Conference on Teacher Compensation and Evaluation, CPRE-UW, Chicago, IL.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2004, July). Organizational Models for Online Schools. Presented at the Secretary’s NCLB Leadership Summit—Increasing Options Through e-Learning, Orlando, FL.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (April 2004). A Model of Teacher Retention. Presented at the American Education Research Association conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2004, March). Teacher Workforce Issues in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Presented to the American Education Finance Association, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. and Burke, D. (2004). Access, Attainment, and Achievement: Empirical Analysis of the Effects of District-wide Reform. Presented at the American Education Research Association annual meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2003, November). Empirical Research on Critical Issues in Recruiting and Retaining the Mathematics and Science Teaching Workforce. Presented at the National Conference on Teacher Compensation and Evaluation, Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) University of Wisconsin (UW), Chicago, IL.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2003, April). Access, Achievement and Attainment in a CPMSA District. Presented at the American Education Research Association Conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2003, March). Contemplating a Public Virtual School in Your District. Presented to the Virginia Society for Technology in Education.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2002, April). Systemic Reform and Student Achievement: A Preliminary Analysis of Reform and Outcomes in Mathematics.Presented at the American Education Research Association conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Cavalluzzo, L. (2001, October). Funding Virtual Schools: Who Should Pay? Presented at the Center for Internet Technology in Education Virtual High School Symposium Chicago, IL.
  • Holian, L., Mokher, C., and Jonas, D. (July 2011). Linking Secondary and Postsecondary Data to Measure College Enrollment and Persistence.Presented at the STATS-DC 2011 Data Conference, Bethesda, MD.
  • Holian, L. (June 2011). Growth Models in Virginia. Presented at the VASS Summer Institute, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Holian, L. and Cavalluzzo, L. (April 2011). The Importance of Data Validity and Reliability in Program Evaluation. Presented at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting in New Orleans, LA. 
  • Holian, L. (July 2010). Using Data to Identify Students at Risk of Dropping Out in Virginia. Presented at the National School Board Association Southern Region annual meeting in Williamsburg, VA.
  • Holian, L., Flory, M., and Ross, J.  (September 2009). Using Data to Identify Students At-Risk of Dropping Out. Presented at the Kentucky Dropout Summit, Frankfort KY.
  • Jacobson, L. & Mokher, C.G. (2010, May). The Effect of Career & Technical Education on Employment and Earnings: Evidence from Florida. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Jacobson, L. & Mokher, C.G. Improving education and earnings for low-income students.
    • 2009, March. Education Policy Forum for the Institute for Educational Leadership and the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC
    • 2009, March. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Washington, DC
    • 2009, January. The Hudson Institute, Washington, DC.
    • 2008, October. The Hudson Institute, Washington, DC.
  • Jacobson, L. & Mokher, C.G. Rural-urban differences in the outcomes associated with career and technical education in Florida.
    • 2009, October. U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment of Career & Technical Education, Independent Advisory Panel, Washington, DC.
    • 2008, November. U.S. Department of Education, National Assessment of Career & Technical Education, Independent Advisory Panel, Washington, DC  
  • Mokher, C.G., & Cavalluzzo, L. (2011, September). Using Quasi-Experimental Methods to Select Comparison Schools for an Evaluation of the Northeast Tennessee College and Career Ready Consortium. Paper presented at the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness fall conference, Washington, DC. 
  • Mokher, C., and Solomon , S. (July 2011). Connecting Tennessee career and technical education with Tennessee high-wage and high-demand occupations. Presented at the Tennessee Career and Technical Education Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Mokher, C.G. & Jacobson, L. (2010, May). The Effect of Career & Technical Education on College Transitions, Choice of Major, and Attainment: Evidence from Florida. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Mokher, C.G. (2009, April). Networks for Educational Collaboration: An Event History Analysis of the Spread of Statewide P-16 Councils. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Solomon , S. (November 2011). Raising the bar for Career and Technical Education standards and assessment: The case of Tennessee’s Technical Skills Attainment Rubric. Presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  • Solomon , S. (July 2010). Evaluating professional learning communities: Strategies and Challenges. Presented at the West Virginia Association for School Administrators Annual Conference, Wheeling, WV.
  • Solomon , S. (April 2009). Impact of rank-based normalizing transformations on the accuracy of test scores. Presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.