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ERIC Number: ED508272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 38
Assessing the Potential of Using Value-Added Estimates of Teacher Job Performance for Making Tenure Decisions. Brief 3
Goldhaber, Dan; Hansen, Michael
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research
This research brief presents selected findings from work examining the stability of value-added model estimates of teacher effectiveness and their implication for tenure policies. Findings show year-to-year correlations in teacher effects are modest, but pre-tenure estimates of teacher job performance do predict estimated post-tenure performance in both math and reading, and would therefore seem to be a reasonable metric to use as a factor in making substantive teacher selection decisions. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, and 15 notes.)
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 202-261-5739; Fax: 202-833-2477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060067