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Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; Player, Daniel – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2011
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…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence
Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; Player, Daniel – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2009
Most studies that have fueled alarm over the attrition and mobility rates of teachers have relied on proxy indicators of teacher quality, even though these proxies correlate only weakly with student performance. This paper examines the attrition and mobility of early-career teachers of varying quality using value-added measures of teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Beginning Teachers