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ERIC Number: ED509792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
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Are School Factors Important for Measuring Teacher Effectiveness? A Multilevel Technique to Predict Student Gains through a Value-Added Approach
Subedi, Bidya Raj; Swan, Bonnie; Hynes, Michael C.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
This paper investigates the effect of teacher quality, represented by teacher level characteristics, on mathematics gain scores employing multilevel (or three-level hierarchical linear model, HLM, based) unconditional and conditional value-added model (VAM). We found the significant effects of teacher's mathematics content certification, teacher experience, and the interaction effects of mathematics content certification with student level predictors. Although school poverty significantly predicted gain scores, the school effect for predicting gain scores was negligible. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida