Robin Jacob

Associate Research Professor

Robin  Jacob, School of Education

Robin Tepper Jacob is an associate research professor at the Institute for Social Research and the School of Education at the University of Michigan. She is also co-director of the Youth Policy Lab, a partnership between the Survey Research Center and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan she was a research associate at Abt Associates, Inc. in Cambridge, MA. She has 15 years of experience conducting randomized trials and quasi-experimental evaluations of educational interventions, in a variety of different contexts.

Her experience includes studies of interventions that were designed to impact families, teachers, principals, schools and students and that targeted a wide range of outcomes including early literacy skills, mathematics achievement, executive functioning, and health related outcomes. She has conducted evaluations of federal initiatives, programs developed by nonprofit organizations, as well as those developed by for-profit service providers. She also has considerable expertise in survey design and implementation and the use of quasi-experimental methods for program evaluation.

 

Selected Publications

Jacob,Robin T. and Parkinson,Julia (2015). The Potential for School-Based Interventions that Target Executive Function to Improve Academic Achievement: A Review. Review of Educational Research, 85(4), 512-552.

Jacob,Robin T.; Goddard,Roger; Kim,Minjung; Miller,Robert and Goddard,Yvonne (2015). Exploring the Causal Impact of the McREL Balanced Leadership Program on Leadership, Principal Efficacy, Instructional Climate, Educator Turnover, and Student Achievement. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(3), 314-332.

Jones,Stephanie M.; Bailey,Rebecca and Jacob,Robin T. (2014). Social-Emotional Learning is Essential to Classroom Management. Phi Delta Kappan, 96(2), 19-24.

Jacob,Robin T.; Goddard,Roger D. and Kim,Eun S. (2014). Assessing the use of Aggregate Data in the Evaluation of School-Based Interventions: Implications for Evaluation Research and State Policy regarding Public-use Data. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 36(1), 44-66.

Hill,Heather C.; Beisiegel,Mary and Jacob,Robin T. (2013). Professional Development Research: Consensus, Crossroads, and Challenges. Educational Researcher, 42(9), 476-487.

Zhu,Pei; Jacob,Robin T.; Bloom,Howard and Xu,Zeyu (2012). Designing and Analyzing Studies that Randomize Schools to Estimate Intervention Effects on Student Academic Outcomes without Classroom-Level Information. Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis, 34(1), 45-68.

Jacob,Robin T. (2011). An Experiment to Test the Feasibility and Quality of a Web-Based Questionnaire of Teachers. Evaluation Review, 35(1), 40-70.

Jacob,Robin T.; Zhu,P. and Bloom,H. (2010). New Empirical Evidence for the Design of Group Randomized Trials in Education. Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 3(2), 157-198.

Rowan,Brian; Jacob,Robin T. and Corentti,R. (2009). Using Instructional Logs to Identify Quality in Educational Settings. 13. In Yohalem,Nicole; Granger,Robert C. and Pittman,Karen J. (Ed.), Defining and Measuring Quality in Youth Programs and Classrooms. Wiley:San Francisco, Calif.

Affiliations

Research Affiliations

Grants


7/1/2015 - 6/30/2017 Making Pre-K Count: Kindergarten Expansion – Supplement 3
Granting Agency: MDRC

10/1/2015 - 6/30/2017 A Field Study of Mathematics Teaching in Kindergarten
Granting Agency: Heising-Simons Foundation

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017 The Alignment of Mathematics Content in the Earliest Years of Formal Schooling
Granting Agency: Heising-Simons Foundation

3/1/2016 - 9/30/2016 Expanding Children’s Early Learning (ExCEL) Network: Summer Boost Study
Granting Agency: MDRC

3/1/2016 - 9/30/2016 Expanding Children’s Early Learning (ExCEL) Network: Summer Boost Study - Full Study
Granting Agency: MDRC

9/1/2009 - 8/31/2016 Investigating the Effect of Professional Development, Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching and Instruction on Student Outcomes
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

6/1/2012 - 6/30/2015 Making Pre-K Count: Kindergarten Expansion – Supplement 2
Granting Agency: MDRC

6/1/2012 - 6/30/2014 Making Pre-K Count: Kindergarten Expansion Supplement
Granting Agency: MDRC

6/1/2012 - 5/31/2014 Making Pre-K Count: Kindergarten Expansion
Granting Agency: MDRC

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012 Developing an Integrated Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Understanding and Regulation Intervention
Granting Agency: U.S. Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2011 A Randomized Control Trial to Assess the Efficacy of the Balanced Leadership Program
Granting Agency: U.S. Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences

5/1/2009 - 4/30/2011 Creation and Dissemination of Upper-Elementary Mathematics Assessment Modules
Granting Agency: National Science Foundation

3/1/2009 - 12/31/2010 Statistical Properties of Regression Discontinuity Analysis and Comparative Interrupted Time-Series Analysis for Estimating Impacts
Granting Agency: U.S. Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences

10/1/2008 - 10/31/2009 An Experiment to Test the Feasibility and Quality of a Web-Based Questionnaire of Teachers
Granting Agency: Institute for Social Research/Vanguard Funds


Contact

Institute for Social Research,
Perry Room 2338
426 Thompson St.

734.647.4194 rjacob@umich.edu