Sean Reardon

Professor of Education and Sociology

Stanford University

sean reardon is the endowed Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education at Stanford University. His research focuses on the causes, patterns, trends, and consequences of social and educational inequality, the effects of educational policy on educational and social inequality, and in applied statistical methods for educational research. He particularly studies issues of residential and school segregation, and of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in academic achievement and educational success. Professor Reardon is also the director of the Educational Opportunity Project (EOP) and the developer of the Stanford Education Data Archive (SEDA), a database of roughly 450 million 3-8th grade standardized test scores that provides measures of educational opportunity for nearly every public school, district, county, and state in the US.