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Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Empirical evidence shows that disadvantaged students tend to have less-qualified and less-effective teachers than their more-advantaged peers. These teacher quality gaps (TQGs), which have existed for decades and across many measures of student disadvantage and teacher quality, are an important factor explaining student achievement gaps between…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Public Schools, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Effectiveness
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use longitudinal data from North Carolina and Washington to study the extent to which four processes--teacher attrition from each state workforce, teacher mobility within districts, teacher mobility across districts, and teacher hiring--contribute to "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged schools. We first…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Faculty Mobility, Teacher Selection
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
Cowen, James; Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy – Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
Effective teachers make a real difference for student learning. But research shows that both in Massachusetts and nationwide, academically struggling students and those from historically low performing subgroups are less likely to be assigned to the teachers who are most likely to generate strong results. This results in missed opportunities to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gap, Equal Education, Teacher Characteristics
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2016
This policy brief reviews evidence about the extent to which disadvantaged students are taught by teachers with lower value-added estimates of performance, and seeks to reconcile differences in findings from different studies. We demonstrate that much of the inequity in teacher value added in Washington state is due to differences across different…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Evidence, Disadvantaged Youth, Teacher Effectiveness
Goldhaber, Dan; Lavery, Lesley; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
We investigate patterns of teacher mobility in districts with different collective bargaining agreement (CBA) transfer provisions. We use detailed teacher-level longitudinal data from Washington State to estimate the probability that teachers of varying experience and effectiveness levels transfer out of their schools to another school in the…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Faculty Mobility, School Districts, Probability
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2016
There is mounting evidence of substantial "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged students, but practically no empirical evidence about their history. We use longitudinal data on public school students, teachers, and schools from two states--North Carolina and Washington--to provide a descriptive history of the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Public Schools, Disadvantaged Youth
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2016
There is mounting evidence of substantial "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged students, but practically no empirical evidence about their history. We use longitudinal data on public school students, teachers, and schools from two states--North Carolina and Washington--to provide a descriptive history of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Educational History