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Goldhaber, Dan D.; Goldschmidt, Pete; Tseng, Fannie – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2013
This article reports on findings based on analyses of a unique dataset collected by ACT that includes information on student achievement in a variety of subjects at the high-school level. The authors examine the relationship between teacher effect estimates derived from value-added model (VAM) specifications employing different student learning…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, High Schools, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Hill, Jason G.; Dalton, Ben – Educational Researcher, 2013
This study investigates the distribution of math teachers with a major or certification in math using data from the National Center for Education Statistics' High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). The authors discuss the limitations of existing data sources for measuring teacher qualifications, such as the Schools and Staffing Survey…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Teachers, Majors (Students), Secondary School Mathematics
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Robers, Simone; Zhang, Jijun; Truman, Jennifer – National Center for Education Statistics, 2010
Ensuring safer schools requires establishing good indicators of the current state of school crime and safety across the nation and regularly updating and monitoring these indicators. This is the aim of this report. This report is the thirteenth in a series of annual publications produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics…
Descriptors: Crime, School Safety, School Surveys, National Surveys