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CLOSUP Lecture Series

Value-Added with Multidimensional Teacher Ability

Mar 7, 2012, 4:00-5:30 pm EST
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Paul and Nancy O'Neill Classroom
Abstract We examine the theoretical and practical implications of ranking teachers according to a one dimensional value-added metric when teacher effectiveness is multi-dimensional. In particular, we consider the cases in which teachers teach multiple subjects or multiple student types. We outline the assumptions under which a standard value-added estimator correctly ranks teachers according to their social value. We demonstrate that these assumptions fail to hold empirically.
Ford School
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Principled Principals

July 1, 2011
Brian Jacob
If principals have the authority to dismiss teachers, will they dismiss the less effective ones, or will they instead make perverse decisions by letting the good teachers go? Evidence from low-stakes surveys suggests that principals are able to...
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To Catch a Cheat

July 1, 2006
Brian Jacob, Steven Levitt
The pressures of accountability may encourage school personnel to doctor the results from high-stakes tests. Here’s how to stop...

Bringing the Actual Science of Reading to Policy and Practice

Nov 19, 2020 1:29:12

Come learn from four stakeholders renowned for their experience and expertise in improving children's literacy; two professors of education, an education reporter, and the head of one of Michigan's school administrator associations.

Robert Pianta: Improving impacts of classrooms

Nov 19, 2008 1:17:02

Robert Pianta discusses how to improve school and classroom experiences through teachers' professional development in his talk titled "Improving Impacts of Classrooms: Professional Development and Classroom Observation." November, 2008.