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Goldhaber, Dan; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
In the summer of 2013, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) issued public, highly-visible ratings of teacher education programs as part of their ambitious and controversial Teacher Prep Review. We provide the first empirical examination of NCTQ ratings, beginning with a descriptive overview of the ratings and documentation of how they…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education Programs, Intervention, Teacher Effectiveness
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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Goldhaber, Dan – Education Next, 2016
Fifty years after the release of "Equality of Educational Opportunity"--widely known as the Coleman Report--much of what James Coleman and his colleagues reported holds up well to scrutiny. It is, in fact, remarkable to read through the 700-plus pages and see how little has changed about what the empirical evidence says matters. The…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Teacher Effectiveness, Statistical Analysis, Equal Education
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Goldhaber, Dan; Grout, Cyrus; Huntington-Klein, Nick – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
It is well documented that teachers can have profound effects on student outcomes. Empirical estimates find that a one standard deviation increase in teacher quality raises student test achievement by 10 to 25 percent of a standard deviation. More recent evidence shows that the effectiveness of teachers can affect long-term student outcomes, such…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Teacher Selection, Selection Tools, Scoring Rubrics
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
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
Goldhaber, Dan; Gross, Betheny; Player, Daniel – Center for Education Data & Research, 2010
In this paper we examine the mobility of early-career teachers of varying quality, measured using value-added estimates of teacher performance. Unlike previous studies that have examined these issues, we focus on the variation in these effects across the effectiveness distribution. We find that, on average, more effective teachers tend to stay in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, Evidence, Faculty Mobility
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