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Goldhaber, Dan; Long, Mark C.; Person, Ann E.; Rooklyn, Jordan – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
We investigate factors influencing student sign-ups for Washington State's College Bound Scholarship (CBS) program. We find a substantial share of eligible middle school students fail to sign the CBS, forgoing college financial aid. Student characteristics associated with signing the scholarship parallel characteristics of low-income students who…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Middle School Students, College Preparation, Mixed Methods Research
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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