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Goldhaber, Dan; Chaplin, Duncan Dunbar – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
In an influential paper, Jesse Rothstein (2010) shows that standard value-added models (VAMs) suggest implausible and large future teacher effects on past student achievement. This is the basis of a falsification test that "appears" to indicate bias in typical VAM estimates of teacher contributions to student learning on standardized…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Influence, Models
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; Hansen, Michael – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2012
In this paper we report on work estimating the stability of value-added estimates of teacher effects, an important area of investigation given public interest in workforce policies that implicitly assume effectiveness is a stable attribute within teachers. The results strongly reject the hypothesis that teacher performance is completely stable…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Time Perspective, Job Performance, Teacher Characteristics
Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; Player, Daniel – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
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: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Evidence, Faculty Mobility
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 – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2010
Reforming teacher tenure is an idea that appears to be gaining traction with the underlying assumption being that one can infer to a reasonable degree how well a teacher will perform over her career based on estimates of her early-career effectiveness. Here we explore the potential for using value-added models to estimate performance and inform…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Tenure, Job Performance, Teacher Influence
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
Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; Player, Daniel – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2007
Most studies that have fueled alarm over the attrition and mobility rates of high-quality teachers have relied on proxy indicators of teacher quality, which recent research finds to be only weakly correlated with value-added measures of teachers' performance. We examine attrition and mobility of teachers using teacher value-added measures for…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Competencies, Career Change