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Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use comprehensive data on student teaching placements from 14 teacher education programs (TEPs) in Washington State to explore the sorting of teacher candidates to the teachers who supervise their student teaching ("cooperating teachers" or CTs) and the schools in which student teaching occurs. All else equal, teachers with more…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Placement, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
We exploit within-teacher variation in the years that teachers host an apprentice ("student teacher") in Washington State to estimate the causal effect of these apprenticeships on student achievement, both during the apprenticeship and afterwards. The average causal effect of hosting a student teacher on student performance in the year…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Apprenticeships, Academic Achievement, Mentors
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2018
We use comprehensive data on student teaching placements from 14 teacher education programs (TEPs) in Washington State to explore the sorting of teacher candidates to the teachers who supervise their student teaching ("cooperating teachers" or CTs) and the schools in which student teaching occurs. All else equal, teachers with more…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Placement, Student Teaching, Student Teachers
Cowen, James; Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy – Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2017
Effective teachers make a real difference for student learning. But research shows that both in Massachusetts and nationwide, academically struggling students and those from historically low performing subgroups are less likely to be assigned to the teachers who are most likely to generate strong results. This results in missed opportunities to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Achievement Gap, Equal Education, Teacher Characteristics
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
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
We study the effectiveness of teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in Washington State, which has one of the largest populations of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in the nation. Based on value-added models in math and reading, we find that NBPTS certified teachers are about 0.01-0.05…
Descriptors: National Standards, Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement
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Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Holden, Kristian L.; Brown, Nate – Educational Researcher, 2015
Due to data limitations, very little is known about patterns of cross-state teacher mobility. It is an important issue because barriers to cross-state mobility create labor market frictions that could lead both current and prospective teachers to opt out of the teaching profession. In this article, we match state-level administrative data sets…
Descriptors: State Surveys, Faculty Mobility, Comparative Analysis, Statistical Data
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Holden, Kristian; Brown, Nate – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
Barriers to the cross-state mobility of the teacher workforce can have undesirable effects on the teacher workforce and student outcomes. While a large literature addresses issues related to within-state mobility, very little is known about patterns of cross-state mobility. This paper addresses that research gap. We describe features of Oregon's…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Barriers, Labor Market, Teacher Certification
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2016
There is mounting evidence of substantial "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged students, but practically no empirical evidence about their history. We use longitudinal data on public school students, teachers, and schools from two states--North Carolina and Washington--to provide a descriptive history of the…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Competencies, Public Schools, Disadvantaged Youth
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy; Brown, Nate – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
Although the shortage of qualified STEM and Special Education teachers is well documented and often discussed, there has been little improvement in increasing the number of teachers in these subject areas. This policy brief reports on the front-end of the teacher pipeline and shows that in Washington State, like across the country, there has been…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Science Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
As part of Washington State's efforts to ensure and improve the quality of the teacher workforce, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), with assistance from Educational Testing Services (ETS), has recently introduced a new, evidence-based assessment of teachers called the ProTeach Portfolio. The development of ProTeach was mandated by…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Portfolio Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Holden, Kristian; Brown, Nate – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
Barriers to the cross-state mobility of the teacher workforce can have undesirable effects on the teacher workforce and student outcomes. While a large literature addresses issues related to within-state mobility, very little is known about patterns of cross-state mobility. This paper addresses that research gap. We describe features of Oregon's…
Descriptors: Barriers, Faculty Mobility, Experienced Teachers, Beginning Teachers
Goldhaber, Dan; Lavery, Lesley; Theobald, Roddy – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
Policymakers aiming to close the well-documented achievement gap between advantaged and disadvantaged students have increasingly turned their attention to issues of teacher quality. A number of studies have demonstrated that teachers are inequitably distributed across student subgroups by input measures like experience and qualifications, as well…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Performance Based Assessment, Achievement Gap, Advantaged
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Goldhaber, Dan; Walch, Joe – Education Next, 2014
The quality of the teacher workforce in the United States is of considerable concern to education stakeholders and policymakers. Numerous studies show that student academic success depends in no small part on access to high-quality teachers. Many pundits point to the fact that in the United States, teachers tend not to be drawn from the top of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Trend Analysis
Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2014
This paper studies the pension preferences of Washington State public school teachers by examining two periods of time during which teachers were able to choose between enrolling in a traditional defined benefit plan and a hybrid plan with defined benefit and defined contribution components. Our findings suggest that a large share of teachers are…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Public School Teachers, Preferences, Selection
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