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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
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
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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
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; 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
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
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; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 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: Teacher Competencies, Longitudinal Studies, Public Schools, Educational History
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
Long, Mark C.; Goldhaber, Dan; Huntington-Klein, Nick – Center for Education Data & Research, 2014
We find statistically significant relationships between changes in wages by occupation and subsequent changes in college majors completed in associated fields. College majors (defined at a detailed level) are most strongly related to wages observed three years earlier, when students were college freshmen. The responses to wages vary depending on…
Descriptors: College Students, Majors (Students), Statistical Significance, Comparative Analysis
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 – Center for Education Data & Research, 2011
With teacher quality repeatedly cited as the most important "schooling" factor influencing student achievement, there has been increased interest in examining the efficacy of teacher training programs. This paper presents research examining the variation between and impact that individual teacher training institutions in Washington State…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Program Effectiveness