Sean Reardon

Sean Reardon
Professor of Education

My research investigates the causes, patterns, trends, and consequences of social and educational inequality. In particular, I study issues of residential and school segregation and of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement and educational success. In addition, my work develops methods of measuring social and educational inequality (including the measurement of segregation and achievement gaps) and methods of causal inference in educational and social science research.


Achievement | Data Sciences | Diversity and Identity | Economics and Education | Educational Policy | Poverty and Inequality | Sociology




Shear, B. R., & Reardon, S. F. (2020). Using Pooled Heteroskedastic Ordered Probit Models to Improve Small-Sample Estimates of Latent Test Score Distributions. JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS.

Fahle, E. M., Reardon, S. F., Kalogrides, D., Weathers, E. S., & Jang, H. (2020). Racial Segregation and School Poverty in the United States, 1999-2016. RACE AND SOCIAL PROBLEMS.

Bloom, H. S., Unterman, R., Zhu, P., & Reardon, S. F. (2020). Lessons from New York City's Small Schools of Choice about High School Features that Promote Graduation for Disadvantaged Students. JOURNAL OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT.