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Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Fumia, Danielle – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use panel data in Washington State to study the extent to which teacher assignments between fourth and eighth grade explain gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students--as defined by underrepresented minority status (URM) and eligibility for free or reduced price lunch (FRL)--in their eighth grade math test scores and high school course…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Correlation, Mathematics Tests, Scores
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
We study a popular dual enrollment program in Washington State, "Running Start" using a new administrative database that links high school and postsecondary data. Conditional on prior high school performance, we find that students participating in Running Start are more likely to attend any college but less likely to attend four-year…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Cooperative Programs, Institutional Cooperation, College School Cooperation
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
As part of Washington State's efforts to ensure and improve the quality of the teacher workforce, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), with assistance from Educational Testing Services (ETS), has recently introduced a new, evidence-based assessment of teachers called the ProTeach Portfolio. The development of ProTeach was mandated by…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Portfolio Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Goldhaber, Dan; Liddle, Stephanie – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2012
With teacher quality repeatedly cited as the most important "schooling" factor influencing student achievement, there has been increased interest in examining the efficacy of teacher training programs. This paper presents research examining the variation between and impact that individual teacher training institutions in Washington state…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy – Education Next, 2011
Tough economic times mean tight school district budgets, possibly for years to come. Education is a labor-intensive industry, and because most districts devote well over half of all spending to teacher compensation, budget cuts have already led to the most substantial teacher layoffs in recent memory. Although the 2010 federal Education Jobs and…
Descriptors: School District Spending, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Dismissal, Academic Achievement