We greatly appreciate the thoughtful reviews and insightful comments provided by Robert Burton, Dan Kasprzyk, Marilyn McMillen, Lee Hoffman, and Edith McArthur, of NCES; Sharon Bobbitt, of OERI; and outside reviewers Dale Ballou, of the University of Massachusetts; Margaret Goertz, of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania; and David Grissmer, of the RAND Corporation.
Within MPR Associates, this was truly a team effort. We would particularly like to thank Robin Henke for her research assistance and many helpful comments, David Mandel for his careful review of the final draft, and Ellen Liebman for her programming support. Our consultant, Judith Warren Little, of the University of California at Berkeley, made many valuable comments on an earlier draft. Barbara Kridl most ably supervised all aspects of the production process. Andrea Livingston and Karyn Madden provided editorial support, Leslie Retallick created the graphics, Don Eike formatted the tables, and Francesca Tussing did the final layout.