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Goldhaber, Dan; Liddle, Stephanie; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & 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 the results of research investigating the relationship between teachers who graduate from different training programs…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Evidence, Mathematics Tests
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
Goldhaber, Dan; Hansen, Michael – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
Economic theory commonly models unobserved worker quality as a given parameter that is fixed over time, but empirical evidence supporting this assumption is sparse. In this paper we report on work estimating the stability of value-added estimates of teacher effects, an important area of investigation given that new workforce policies implicitly…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Reliability, Evidence, Teacher Evaluation
Goldhaber, Dan – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2007
This paper explores the relationship between teacher testing and teacher effectiveness using a unique dataset that links teachers to their individual students. My findings show a positive relationship between some teacher licensure tests and student achievement. But they also suggest that states face significant tradeoffs when they require…
Descriptors: Teacher Competency Testing, Teacher Certification, Screening Tests, Relationship