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ERIC Number: ED537143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 52
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
Teacher Career Paths, Teacher Quality, and Persistence in the Classroom: Are Public Schools Keeping Their Best? CEDR Working Paper No. 2010-2.0
Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; Player, Daniel
Center for Education Data & Research
In this paper we examine the mobility of early-career teachers of varying quality, measured using value-added estimates of teacher performance. Unlike previous studies that have examined these issues, we focus on the variation in these effects across the effectiveness distribution. We find that, on average, more effective teachers tend to stay in their initial schools and in the teaching profession. But there also appears to be heterogeneity in mobility behavior across the performance distribution, and evidence that teacher mobility is affected by student demographics and achievement levels. (Contains 6 tables and 53 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Urban Institute, National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR)
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina