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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
Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the role of high schools in explaining students' initial college and major placements at 4-year public universities. To facilitate our investigation of postsecondary sorting, we develop a "preparation and persistence index" (PPI) for each university-by-major cell in the…
Descriptors: School Role, High Schools, Student Placement, Majors (Students)
Cullen, Julie Berry; Koedel, Cory; Parsons, Eric – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2016
Improving public sector workforce quality is challenging in sectors such as education where worker productivity is difficult to assess and manager incentives are muted by political and bureaucratic constraints. In this paper, we study how providing information to principals about teacher effectiveness and encouraging them to use the information in…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Labor Turnover, Teacher Persistence
Koedel, Cory; Betts, Julian – National Center on Performance Incentives, 2009
Value-added measures of teacher quality may be sensitive to the quantitative properties of the testing instruments upon which they are based. This paper focuses on the sensitivity of value-added to test-score-ceiling effects. Test-score ceilings are increasingly common in testing instruments across the country as education policy continues to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Testing, Scores, Academic Achievement
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Koedel, Cory; Betts, Julian – Education Finance and Policy, 2010
Value-added measures of teacher quality may be sensitive to the quantitative properties of the student tests upon which they are based. This article focuses on the sensitivity of value added to test score ceiling effects. Test score ceilings are increasingly common in testing instruments across the country as education policy continues to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Scores, Tests, Measurement