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Goldhaber, Dan; Chaplin, Duncan – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2012
In a provocative and influential paper, Jesse Rothstein (2010) finds that standard value-added models (VAMs) suggest implausible future teacher effects on past student achievement, a finding that obviously cannot be viewed as causal. This is the basis of a falsification test (the Rothstein falsification test) that appears to indicate bias in VAM…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Correlation
Goldhaber, Dan; Chaplin, Duncan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2012
In a provocative and influential paper, Jesse Rothstein (2010) finds that standard value added models (VAMs) suggest implausible future teacher effects on past student achievement, a finding that obviously cannot be viewed as causal. This is the basis of a falsification test (the Rothstein falsification test) that appears to indicate bias in VAM…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gains, Statistical Bias
Goldhaber, Dan; Chaplin, Duncan – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2012
In a provocative and influential paper, Jesse Rothstein (2010) finds that standard value-added models (VAMs) suggest implausible future teacher effects on past student achievement, a finding that obviously cannot be viewed as causal. This is the basis of a falsification test (the Rothstein falsification test) that appears to indicate bias in VAM…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Models, Statistical Bias