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ERIC Number: ED508273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Stability of Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality and Implications for Teacher Compensation Policy. Brief 4
Sass, Tim R.
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research
There is little doubt that teacher quality is a key determinant of student achievement, but finding ways to identify and reward the best teachers has proven illusive. This research brief considers the stability of value-added measures of teacher effectiveness over time and the resulting implications for the design and implementation of performance-based teacher compensation schemes. In a companion policy brief, Dan Goldhaber and Mike Hansen explore the long-run stability of value-added measures and the associated implications for tenure policies. In contrast, this brief focuses on the stability of value-added measures over shorter time spans, across school districts, and over test instruments and considers the implications of teacher effect stability for the design and implementation of performance-based teacher compensation schemes. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures, and 6 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: inquiry@caldercenter.org; Web site: http://www.caldercenter.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060067
IES Cited: ED544205; ED544674