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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; Walch, Joe; Gabele, Brian – Center for Education Data & Research, 2012
Policymakers appear increasingly inclined to utilize measures of student achievement, often state assessment results, to inform high-stakes teacher personnel decisions. This has been spurred on by the federal government's Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) and Race to the Top (RttT) grant programs, each of which urge states and localities to tie teacher…
Descriptors: Models, Academic Achievement, Teacher Evaluation, Performance Based Assessment
Goldhaber, Dan; Liddle, Stephanie; Theobald, Roddy; Walch, Joe – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
Stories about the importance of teacher effectiveness for student achievement are currently ubiquitous in the media (Gladwell 2008; Kristoff 2009; Felch et al 2010). Teacher quality is also the focus of significant national efforts and investments. A growing body of quantitative research supports the focus on teacher and teacher effectiveness.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Credentials