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Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Harmon, Kim; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
Purpose: A burgeoning literature investigates the importance of student teaching placements for teacher candidate development, but an important perspective that is largely missing from the existing literature is that of the school districts that host student teachers. In this paper, we describe the student teaching process from the perspective of…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, School Districts, Public Schools, Student Teachers
Conaway, Carrie; Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
A key job of education policymakers is to make decisions under uncertainty. They must weigh the risks, rewards, and costs of different interventions, policies, and mixes of resources, and make decisions even when the likely outcome is uncertain. How policymakers think about and deal with uncertainty has important implications for resource…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Decision Making, Standards, Evidence
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Goldhaber, Dan; Strunk, Katherine O.; Sutcher, Leib – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2018
California is experiencing one of its most severe teacher shortages in two decades. Budget cuts and layoffs resulting from the recession contributed to a steep decline in the number of teachers in California, falling from a high of 310,362 teachers in the 2007-08 school year to 283,836 four years later. Recent efforts, including Proposition 30 and…
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Certification, Public School Teachers
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Holden, Kristian L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Barriers to mobility, particularly those imposed by state-level licensure procedures have received growing attention in the media and in reform discussions. Much of this attention is driven by shortages of teachers in some regions and subject areas and the fact that barriers to mobility make it more difficult for states to address such shortages…
Descriptors: Barriers, Faculty Mobility, State Standards, Teacher Certification
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy; Brown, Nate – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Improving the quality of the teacher workforce is high on the nation's education policy agenda, but school systems continue to face difficulties in staffing STEM and special education classrooms with qualified teachers. This article documents the mismatch between the supply and demand of STEM and special education teachers in Washington State,…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Supply and Demand, Barriers
Goldhaber, Dan; Harris Douglas N.; Loeb, Susanna; McCaffrey, Daniel F.; Raudenbush, Stephen W. – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2015
It is common knowledge that teacher quality is a key in-school factor affecting student achievement. While the quality of teaching clearly matters for how much students learn, this quality is challenging to measure. Evaluating teacher quality based on the level of their students' end-of-year test scores has been one method of assessing…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
Goldhaber, Dan – George W. Bush Institute, Education Reform Initiative, 2015
This paper focuses on what research has shown about the impact of teacher quality on student achievement, the connection between quality and observable teacher characteristics and traits, and what all this might mean for teacher policy. Teacher quality is the largest factor contributing to student achievement in schools, but teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Research, Teachers, Productivity
Goldhaber, Dan; Chaplin, Duncan – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2012
In a provocative and influential paper, Jesse Rothstein (2010) finds that standard value-added models (VAMs) suggest implausible future teacher effects on past student achievement, a finding that obviously cannot be viewed as causal. This is the basis of a falsification test (the Rothstein falsification test) that appears to indicate bias in VAM…
Descriptors: Value Added Models, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Correlation
Goldhaber, Dan; Chaplin, Duncan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2012
In a provocative and influential paper, Jesse Rothstein (2010) finds that standard value added models (VAMs) suggest implausible future teacher effects on past student achievement, a finding that obviously cannot be viewed as causal. This is the basis of a falsification test (the Rothstein falsification test) that appears to indicate bias in VAM…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gains, Statistical Bias
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Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy – Education Next, 2011
Tough economic times mean tight school district budgets, possibly for years to come. Education is a labor-intensive industry, and because most districts devote well over half of all spending to teacher compensation, budget cuts have already led to the most substantial teacher layoffs in recent memory. Although the 2010 federal Education Jobs and…
Descriptors: School District Spending, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Dismissal, Academic Achievement
Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
The details of school reform in Washington State continue to evolve, but the unprecedented performance demands that it and NCLB place on schools are unlikely to disappear any time soon. The same is true of the large gap that exists between today's performance and tomorrow's aspirations. By any measure, significant improvements in performance now…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Labor Market, Data, Educational Change
Goldhaber, Dan; DeArmond, Michael; DeBurgomaster, Scott – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research, 2010
Reform advocates and policymakers concerned about the quality and distribution of teachers support proposals of alternative compensation for teachers in hard-to-hire subject areas, hard-to-staff schools, and with special knowledge and skills. The successful implementation of such proposals depends in large part on teacher attitudes. The current…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Merit Pay, Opinions, Teacher Attitudes
Glazerman, Steven; Loeb, Susanna; Goldhaber, Dan; Staiger, Douglas; Raudenbush, Stephen; Whitehurst, Grover – Brookings Institution, 2010
The evaluation of teachers based on the contribution they make to the learning of their students, "value-added", is an increasingly popular but controversial education reform policy. In this report, the authors highlight and try to clarify four areas of confusion about value-added. The first is between value-added information and the…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Reliability, Classification
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Goldhaber, Dan; DeArmond, Michael; Player, Daniel; Choi, Hyung-Jai – Journal of Education Finance, 2008
This article presents a principal-agent model in the context of public schools to help explain the use of merit pay for teachers. The model considers how both the nature of teaching and the political costs of union resistance affect school district merit pay decisions. Our results support the idea that merit pay is more likely in environments…
Descriptors: Merit Pay, Academic Achievement, Teacher Salaries, School Districts
Rouse, Cecilia Elena; Hannaway, Jane; Goldhaber, Dan; Figlio, David – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2007
While numerous recent authors have studied the effects of school accountability systems on student test performance and school "gaming" of accountability incentives, there has been little attention paid to substantive changes in instructional policies and practices resulting from school accountability. The lack of research is primarily…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Scores, Accountability, Teaching Methods
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