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Strunk, Katharine O.; Cowen, Joshua M.; Goldhaber, Dan; Marianno, Bradley D.; Kilbride, Tara; Theobald, Roddy – Educational Policy, 2018
We examine more than 1,000 collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) in place across California, Michigan, and Washington. We investigate the prevalence of a set of 43 key provisions between and within these states, providing the first comprehensive comparison of CBA terms using data drawn from economically and demographically different districts,…
Descriptors: Unions, Teacher Associations, State Policy, Correlation
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Fumia, Danielle – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use panel data in Washington State to study the extent to which teacher assignments between fourth and eighth grade explain gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students--as defined by underrepresented minority status (URM) and eligibility for free or reduced price lunch (FRL)--in their eighth grade math test scores and high school course…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Correlation, Mathematics Tests, Scores
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Strunk, Katharine O.; Goldhaber, Dan; Knight, David S.; Brown, Nate – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2018
Few studies examine employee responses to layoff-induced unemployment risk; none that we know of quantify the impact of job insecurity on individual employee productivity. Using data from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Washington State during the Great Recession, we provide the first evidence about the impact of the layoff…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Job Layoff, Teacher Dismissal, Unemployment
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Goldhaber, Dan – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
Educational researchers want to engage in, or with, research that matters--research that helps education institutions improve the academic and life outcomes of students. This essay is about whether education research matters for students. The author defines "death-bed impact" as the direct line between education research and student…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Correlation, Surveys
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John M.; Theobald, Roddy – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
We use data from six Washington State teacher education programs to investigate the relationship between teacher candidates' student teaching experiences and their later teaching effectiveness. Our primary finding is that teachers are more effective when the student demographics of their current school are similar to the student demographics of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Correlation, Student Teachers, Student Teaching
Theobald, Roddy; Goldhaber, Dan; Gratz, Trevor; Holden, Kristian L. – Center for Education Data & Research, 2017
We use longitudinal data on all high school students in Washington State, including postsecondary education and workforce outcomes, to investigate predictors of intermediate and postsecondary outcomes for students with disabilities. We pay particular attention to career and technical education (CTE) enrollment and the extent of inclusion in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Disabilities
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Krieg, John M.; Theobald, Roddy; Goldhaber, Dan – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2016
We use data from Washington State to examine two stages of the teacher pipeline: the placement of prospective teachers into student teaching assignments and the hiring of prospective teachers into their first teaching positions. We find that prospective teachers are likely to complete their student teaching near their college and hometowns but…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Teacher Placement, Preservice Teachers
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Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus – Education Finance and Policy, 2016
This paper examines the savings behavior of public school teachers who are enrolled in a hybrid pension plan that includes a defined contribution (DC) component. Few states have incorporated DC features into teacher pension systems and little is known about how providing teachers with greater control over deferred compensation might affect their…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Money Management, Teacher Salaries, Age Differences
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 – 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
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Chin, Mark; Goldhaber, Dan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
Over the past decade, states and districts have updated teacher evaluation systems in response to federal incentives, such as waivers to No Child Left Behind and grants from Race to the Top. The use of multiple measures, however, raises an important issue for policymakers and practitioners: to what extent should different measures of a teacher's…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Correlation, Teacher Evaluation, Value Added Models
Goldhaber, Dan; Lavery, Lesley; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
We investigate patterns of teacher mobility in districts with different collective bargaining agreement (CBA) transfer provisions. We use detailed teacher-level longitudinal data from Washington State to estimate the probability that teachers of varying experience and effectiveness levels transfer out of their schools to another school in the…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Faculty Mobility, School Districts, Probability
Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy; Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
We use data from Washington State to examine two distinct stages of the teacher pipeline: the placement of prospective teachers in student teaching assignments; and the hiring of prospective teachers into their first teaching positions. We find that prospective teachers are likely to complete their student teaching near their college and…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Teacher Placement, Preservice Teachers, Geographic Location
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
We study a teacher incentive policy in Washington State that awards a financial bonus to National Board Certified Teachers who teach in high-poverty schools. We study the effects of the policy on student achievement and teacher staffing using a regression discontinuity design that exploits the fact that eligibility for the bonus is based on the…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Schools, Poverty, Merit Pay, Academic Achievement
Goldhaber, Dan; Cowan, James; Long, Mark; Huntington-Klein, Nick – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
Students are typically given a large amount of freedom to choose the level of "curricular dispersion": the tight focus or lack thereof in the courses they elect to take while in college. There is little evidence about what predicts students' curricular dispersion, whether it affects later college or labor force outcomes, or, in fact, how…
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), College Students, Predictor Variables, Correlation
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