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Lindsay Page

Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Research Scientist, Learning Research & Development Center

Research Interests

Lindsay's work focuses on quantitative methods and their application to questions regarding the effectiveness of educational policies and programs across the pre-school to postsecondary spectrum. Much of her recent work has focused on implementing large-scale randomized trials to investigate potential solutions to "summer melt," the phenomenon that college-intending students fail to transition successfully from high school to college. Lindsay has co-authored a book on summer melt to be published by the Harvard Education Press this coming fall. Lindsay earned an EdD in quantitative policy analysis in education as well as a master's degree in statistics and a master's degree in administration, planning, and social policy, all from Harvard. She holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.

Papay, J. P., Bacher-Hicks, A., Page, L. C., & Marinell, W. H. (2017). The challenge of teacher retention in urban schools: Evidence of variation from a cross-site analysis. Educational Researcher, 46(8), 434 – 448.

Dougherty, S. M., Goodman, J., Hill, D. V., Litke, E. G., & Page, L. C. Does more rigorous middle school math coursework change students’ college readiness? Brookings Brown Center Chalkboard, April 27, 2017.

Dougherty, S. M., Goodman, J., Hill, D. V., Litke, E. G., & Page, L. C. (2017). Objective course placement and college readiness: Evidence from targeted middle school math acceleration. Economics of Education Review, 58, 141-161.

Page, L. C., Lowry, D. J. & Nurshatayeva, A. (2017). An examination of the relationship between school district FAFSA completion rates and district poverty levels. Washington, DC: National College Access Network.

Iriti, J., Page, L., & Bickel, W. (2017). Place-based scholarships: Catalysts for systems reform to improve postsecondary attainment. International Journal of Educational Development. DOE: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2017.02.002

Castleman, B. L., & Page, L. C. (2017). Parental influences on postsecondary decision making: Evidence from a text messaging experiment. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Papay, J. P., Bacher-Hicks, A., Page, L. C., & Marinell, W. H. (2017). The challenge of teacher retention in urban schools: Evidence of variation from a cross-site analysis. Educational Researcher. First published online.

Castleman, B. L. & Page, L. C. (2016). Freshman year financial aid nudges: An experiment to increase financial aid renewal and sophomore year persistence. Journal of Human Resources, 51(2), 389 – 415.

Page, L. C. & Scott-Clayton, J. (2016). Improving college access in the United States: Barriers and policy responses. Economics of Education Review, 51, 4 – 22.

Page, L. C., Castleman, B., Sahadewo, G. A. (2016). More than Dollars for Scholars: The Impact of the Dell Scholars Program on College Access, Persistence and Degree Attainment. Retrieved from SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2726320.

Feller, A., Grindal, T., Miratrix, L. & Page, L. C. (2016). Compared to what? Variation in the impacts of head start by alternative child care setting. Annals of Applied Statistics, 10(3), 1245-1285.

Page, L. C. & Iriti, J. E. (2016). On Undermatch and College Cost. In A. P. Kelly, J. S. Howell, & C. Sattin-Bajaj (Eds.), Matching Students to Opportunity (pp. 135-159). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Hurwitz, M., Mbekeani, P. P., Nipson, M. M., Page, L. C. (2016). Surprising Ripple Effects: How Changing the SAT Score-Sending Policy for Low-Income Students Impacts College Access and Success. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Anthony, A. M., Page, L. C., Seldin, A. (2016). In the right ballpark? Assessing the accuracy of net price calculators. Journal of Student Financial Aid, 46(2).

Dougherty, S., Goodman, J., Hill, D., Litke, E., Page, L. C. (2015). Early Math Coursework and College Readiness: Evidence from Targeted Middle School Math Acceleration. National Bureau of Economic Research (working paper), 1-50.

Page, L. C., Feller, A., Grindal, T., Miratrix, L., Somers, M-A. (2015). Principal Stratification: A Tool for Understanding Variation in Program Effects Across Endogenous Subgroups. American Journal of Evaluation, 1-18.

Castleman, B. L., Page, L. C. (2015). Summer nudging: Can personalized text messages and peer mentor outreach increase college going among low-income high school graduates? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 115, 144-160.

Arnold, K. D., Chewning, A., Castleman, B., & Page, L. (2015). Advisor and student experiences of summer support for college-intending, low-income high school graduates. Journal of College Access, 1(1).

Castleman, B., & Page, L. (2015). Beyond FAFSA completion. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 47(1), 28-35. 

Dougherty, S. M., Goodman, J. S., Hill, D. V., Litke, E. G., & Page, L. C. (2015). Middle School Math Acceleration and Equitable Access to 8th Grade Algebra: Evidence from the Wake County Public School System. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 37(1), 80-101. http://dx.doi.org/10.3102/0162373715576076

Castlemana, B. L., Owen, L., & Page, L. C. (2015). Stay late or start early? Experimental evidence on the benefits of college matriculation support from high schools versus colleges. Economics of Education Review, 47, 168-179.

Liebowitz, D. D. & Page, L. C. (2015). Unitary status and residential choice: Evidence from Charlotte-Mecklenburg. In Yesterday, today and tomorrow. School desegregation and resegregation in Charlotte, (R. A. Mickelson, S. S. Smith & A. H. Nelson, editors). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Castleman, B. L. & Page, L. C. (2014). A trickle or a torrent? Understanding the extent of summer "melt" among college-intending high school graduates. Social Science Quarterly, 95(1), 202-220.

Castleman, B. L., & Page, L. C. (2014). Summer Melt: Supporting Low-Income Students Through the Transition to College. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Liebowitz, D. D. & Page, L. C. (2014). Does school policy affect housing choices? Evidence from the end of desegregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. American Educational Research Journal, 51(4), 671-703.

Inside Higher Ed refers to Lindsay Page's FAFSA research in "Peer-to-Peer Networks Increase College Attainment."

October 27, 2017

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Lindsay Page, Education, is cited in The 74’s "Behind That Nobel Prize for Economics, an Innovation for Schools? How ‘Nudge Theory’ Is Already Being Tested in Classrooms."

October 23, 2017

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Inside Higher Ed highlighted a report written by Lindsay Page and graduate students Danielle Lowry and Aizat Nurshatayeva titled "Ongoing Barriers to College Aid" on October 4.

October 4, 2017

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The Atlantic cited a recent publication by Lindsay Page, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, in the article "A Simple Way to Bring Down College-Application Costs."

September 11, 2017

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Lindsay Page was cited in Cosmopolitan, a women's magazine, in the article "More and More Women Are Drowning in College Debt - Meet 5 of Them."

August 23, 2017

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Brookings featured a blog co-written by Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, and Paul Scott, Ph.D. student, School of Education, Research Methods Program, titled "Could 'With a Little Help from My Friends' become the next college access anthem?"

August 18, 2017

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The Wall Street Journal cited Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, in the article "College Admissions Officers Won't Just Chill About 'Summer Melt'."

August 11, 2017

The Wall Street Journal

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The 74, a news website focusing on education issues in the United States, published an article that features one of Lindsay Page's recent research studies. The article is titled "New Tools to Fight 'Summer Melt': How One University's Texting Campaign is Keeping Incoming Freshmen on Track."

July 31, 2017

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NPR highlighted Lindsay Page's work in a July 17, 2017 Hidden Brain podcast. "Why Aren't Students Showing Up for College?" explores the surprisingly high rate of college-intending students that do not make it in the fall.

July 24, 2017

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Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor, Psychology in Education, and LRDC Research Scientist, was cited in a July 11, 2017 article on The Incline titled "This Pittsburgh City Councilman Wants Student Loan Relief for Homebuyers."

July 17, 2017

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LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Psychology, School of Education, Lindsay Page was featured in a Pittwire news brief for having been awarded the 2017 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Academy of Education.

June 19, 2017

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Lindsay Page, Assistant Professor of Research Methodology and LRDC Research Scientist, was awarded a Spencer Post-doctoral fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year.

May 13, 2017

Lindsay Page, Danielle Lowry, and Aizat Nurshatayeva were cited in Ed Week on April 25th for their report on FAFSA completion rates across the U.S.

April 25, 2017

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LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, Lindsay Page was cited in the March 17 New York Times article "Navigating Our Shameful, Maddeningly Complex Student Aid System."

March 17, 2017

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LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in Education Lindsay Page was featured in the audio link in the NPR article "Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class."

March 2, 2017

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LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in Education Lindsay Page has been awarded the (Association for Education Finance and Policy) AEFP Early Career Award. The Award recognizes junior scholars with exemplary early career trajectories whose research substantially contributes to the field of education finance and policy.

March 1, 2017

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Lindsay Page LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Education, her student Aaron Anthony and co-author, have been referred to in the Hechinger Report article on low-income students and college affordability, "Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college."

February 9, 2017

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Following the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, Education Week put together a subset of top ten rankings in different categories. Lindsay Page was Number Five in the junior faculty top ten.

January 12, 2017

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LRDC Research Scientist and Assistant Professor in Education, Lindsay Page, and Director of Center for Urban Studies, Rich Milner, have been included in the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings published by Ed Week.

January 11, 2017

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Lindsay C. Page has been named to the Board of Directors for the Society of Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE).

January 2017

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