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Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use statewide administrative data from Missouri to examine the explanatory power of high schools over student sorting to colleges and majors at 4-year public universities. We develop a "preparation and persistence index" (PPI) for each university-by-major cell in the Missouri system that captures dimensions of selectivity and rigor…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), High School Students, College Choice, Predictor Variables
Backes, Ben; Hansen, Michael – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Public Impact's "Opportunity Culture" (OC) initiative provides a suite of models aimed at extending the reach of highly effective teachers and has partnered with school districts to implement these interventions in schools. Using administrative data from three partner school districts that collectively include 44 OC schools, we estimate…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Program Implementation, Teacher Effectiveness, School Districts
Ozek, Umut; Carruthers, Celeste; Holden, Kristian – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
In this study, we compare the teacher quality distributions in charter schools and traditional public schools, and examine mechanisms that might explain cross-sector differences in teacher effectiveness as measured by teacher value-added scores using school and teacher level data from Florida. We have three main findings. First, we find that…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Public Schools, Charter Schools, Value Added Models
Ladd, Helen F.; Singleton, John D. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
A significant criticism of the charter school movement is that funding for charter schools diverts money away from traditional public schools. As shown in prior work by Bifulco and Reback (2014) for two urban districts in New York, the magnitude of such adverse fiscal externalities depends in part on the nature of state and local funding policies.…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Districts, Budgets, Educational Finance
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
Bruno, Paul; Strunk, Katharine O. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Despite evidence that many schools and districts have considerable discretion when hiring teachers and the existence of an extensive literature on teacher quality, little is known about how best to hire teachers. This is, in part, because predicting teacher quality using readily-observable teacher characteristics has proven difficult and there is…
Descriptors: Teacher Selection, Employment Qualifications, Urban Schools, Screening Tests
Goldhaber, Dan; Krieg, John; Theobald, Roddy – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use comprehensive data on student teaching placements from 14 teacher education programs (TEPs) in Washington State to explore the sorting of teacher candidates to the teachers who supervise their student teaching ("cooperating teachers" or CTs) and the schools in which student teaching occurs. All else equal, teachers with more…
Descriptors: Mentors, Student Placement, Student Teaching, Teacher Education Programs
Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory; Main, Joyce B.; Ndashimye, Felix; Yan, Junpeng – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We study the effects of access to high school math and science courses on postsecondary STEM enrollment and degree attainment using administrative microdata from Missouri. Our data panel includes over 140,000 students from 14 cohorts entering the 4-year public university system. The effects of high school course access are identified by exploiting…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, STEM Education, High School Students
Backes, Ben; Cowan, James – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Nearly two dozen states now administer online exams. These tests have real consequences: their results feed into accountability systems, which have been used for more than a decade to hold schools and districts accountable for their students' learning. We examine the rollout of computer-based testing in Massachusetts over 2 years to investigate…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, Achievement Tests
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
Backes, Ben; Goldhaber, Dan; Cade, Whitney; Sullivan, Kate; Dodson, Melissa – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
UTeach is a well-known, university-based program designed to increase the number of high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers in the workforce. The UTeach program was originally developed by faculty at the University of Texas at Austin but has rapidly spread and is now available at 44 universities in 21 states;…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
Strunk, Katharine O.; Goldhaber, Dan; Knight, David S.; Brown, Nate – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
Few studies examine employee responses to layoff-induced unemployment risk; none that we know of quantify the impact of job "insecurity" on individual employee productivity. Using data from the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Washington State during the Great Recession, we provide the first evidence about the impact of…
Descriptors: Job Layoff, Teacher Effectiveness, Productivity, Job Security
Figlio, David; Giuliano, Paola; Özek, Umut; Sapienza, Paola – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
We use remarkable population-level administrative education and birth records from Florida to study the role of Long-Term Orientation on the educational attainment of immigrant students living in the US. Controlling for the quality of schools and individual characteristics, students from countries with long-term oriented attitudes perform better…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Attainment, Delay of Gratification, Reading Achievement
Goldhaber, Dan; Long, Mark C.; Person, Ann E.; Rooklyn, Jordan – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
We investigate factors influencing student sign-ups for Washington State's College Bound Scholarship (CBS) program. We find a substantial share of eligible middle school students fail to sign the CBS, forgoing college financial aid. Student characteristics associated with signing the scholarship parallel characteristics of low-income students who…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Middle School Students, College Preparation, Mixed Methods Research
Hemelt, Steven W.; Lenard, Matthew A.; Paeplow, Colleen G. – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2017
Modern career academies aim to prepare students for college and the labor market. This paper examines the profile of students entering such academies in one school district and estimates causal effects of participation in one of the district's well-regarded academies on a range of high school and college outcomes. Using rich administrative data…
Descriptors: Career Academies, High Schools, High School Students, Profiles
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