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Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Debates over the efficacy of tenure are longstanding but tenure reform is now more prominent in the public eye given recent high-profile legislative battles in states like Ohio and Wisconsin. This focus on tenure also is a natural outgrowth of the large body of research showing that differences between individual teachers can have profound effects…
Descriptors: Tenure, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Teacher Effectiveness
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Goldhaber, Dan; Bignell, Wes; Farley, Amy; Walch, Joe; Cowan, James – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
We report on research examining the revealed preferences of teachers in Denver Public Schools who were given the opportunity to select between remaining on a traditional salary schedule and opting into one of the nation's high-profile pay reform systems, Denver's Professional Compensation System for Teachers. The incentive structure creates…
Descriptors: Incentives, Merit Pay, Teacher Salaries, Public School Teachers
Goldhaber, Dan; Hansen, Michael; Walch, Joe – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2016
We rely on natural experiments in North Carolina and Washington State, which previously extended time to tenure by one year, to estimate models that assess the relationship between the extended probationary period and absence and attrition outcomes for teachers affected by the new tenure laws. Across both states we find evidence of decreases in…
Descriptors: Tenure, Models, Correlation, Teacher Persistence
Goldhaber, Dan; Bignell, Wes; Farley, Amy; Walch, Joe; Cowan, James – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
In this paper we report on research examining the revealed preferences of teachers in Denver Public Schools who were given the opportunity to select between remaining on a traditional salary schedule or opting in to one of the nation's highest profile pay reform systems, Denver's Professional Compensation System for Teachers. The incentive…
Descriptors: Preferences, Compensation (Remuneration), Incentives, Labor Market
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Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Education Next, 2014
The quality of the teacher workforce in the United States is of considerable concern to education stakeholders and policymakers. Numerous studies show that student academic success depends in no small part on access to high-quality teachers. Many pundits point to the fact that in the United States, teachers tend not to be drawn from the top of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Trend Analysis
Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe; Gabele, Brian – Center for Education Data & Research, 2012
Policymakers appear increasingly inclined to utilize measures of student achievement, often state assessment results, to inform high-stakes teacher personnel decisions. This has been spurred on by the federal government's Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and Race to the Top (RttT) grant programs, each of which urge states and localities to tie teacher…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Achievement, Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Center for Education Data & Research, 2011
There is significant and growing interest in teacher pay reform as a number of states and localities have begun experimenting with departures from the single salary schedule--a pay system employed in most school districts, which links teacher pay solely to degree and experience level (Chait, 2007; Goldhaber, 2009; Podgursky and Springer, 2007).…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Awards
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Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Economics of Education Review, 2012
Denver Public Schools utilizes one of the nation's highest profile alternative teacher compensation systems, and a key element of Denver's Professional Compensation System for Teachers (ProComp) is pay for performance. This study analyzes the student achievement implications of ProComp utilizing matched student- and teacher-level data from 2003 to…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Teacher Salaries, Merit Pay
Goldhaber, Dan; Liddle, Stephanie; Theobald, Roddy; Walch, Joe – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
Stories about the importance of teacher effectiveness for student achievement are currently ubiquitous in the media (Gladwell 2008; Kristoff 2009; Felch et al 2010). Teacher quality is also the focus of significant national efforts and investments. A growing body of quantitative research supports the focus on teacher and teacher effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Credentials