Katherine Kopotic

Katherine Kopotickopotic

212 Graduate Education Building
College of Education and Health Professions
Fayetteville, AR 72701
kkopotic@email.uark.edu 

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Katherine Kopotic is a Distinguished Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Education Reform and a Research Assistant in the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Originally from Florida, Katherine graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S in Public Relations. Prior to joining the Department of Education Reform, Katherine taught high school mathematics at Crossett High School through Teach for America.

  • University of Arkansas - Ph.D. in Education Policy (Anticipated May, 2020
  • University of Florida - B.S. in Public Relations
  • Higher Education
  • Merit Based Scholarships
  • Gender STEM Gap
  • Albert Cheng, Katherine Kopotic, and Gema Zamarro (2017). "Can Parents' Growth Mindset and Role Modelling Address STEM Gender Gaps?" EDRE Working Paper No. 2017-07
  • Elise Swanson, Katherine Kopotic, Gema Zamarro, Jonathan Mills, Jay Greene, & Gary Ritter (2019). "An Evaluation of the Educational Impact of College Campus Visits: A Randomized Experiment" EDRE Working Paper No. 2019-002
  • "How a Change in Funding Structure of a Broad-based Scholarship Program Affects Student Post-secondary Outcomes" With Jon Mills and Evan Rhinesmith

This paper examines the impact of a change in the payout structure of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship on student postsecondary outcomes using a differences-in-discontinuities design. 

  • "Altering Expectations: The Impact of Backloading Scholarships on College Enrollment Patterns" With Jon Mills and Evan Rhinesmith

This paper examines the impact of a change in the payout structure of the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship on student postsecondary enrollment decisions using a comparative interrupted time series design. 

  • "Predictors of College Success: How the Relative Predictive Power of High School GPA and ACT Score Differ by High School Type" With Evan Rhinesmith

This paper examines how the relative predictive power of high school GPA and ACT score on postsecondary outcomes differs by high school type. 

  • "The Effects of College Remediation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" Rhinesmith, Kopotic, Ritter

This paper systematically reviews the current literature on the effects of postsecondary remediation, and we generate a meta analytic average where possible. 

  • Course Instructor: WCOB 1033 - Business Statistics and Data Analysis, Fall 2019
  • Course Teaching Assistant: EDRE 699V-02- Intermediate Econometrics, Spring 2019
  • Course Teaching Assistant: EDRE 6213 - Program Evaluation and Research Design, Fall 2017
  • Secondary Math Teacher: Crossett High School, Crossett Arkansas, 2013-2016