5th Annual CALDER Conference

Human Capital Policies in Education: Further Research on Teachers and Principals
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 08:30 to 15:00
American Institutes for Research


On Friday, January 27th 2012, the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research held its Fifth Annual Conference entitled"Human Capital Policies in Education: Further Research on Teachers and Principals."

This year's conference brought together policy analysts and prominent scholars in education research to examine ways to promote greater student achievement through human resource policies related to teachers and principals.

2012 CALDER Conference Materials

We invite you to learn more about the 2012 Annual CALDER Conference proceedings using the resources below: 

Conference presentations:

Jane Hannaway, American Institutes for Research/CALDER

PANEL I:  Effects From Whence Teachers Come

Where You Come From or Where You Go? Distinguishing Between School Quality and the Effectiveness of Teacher Preparation Program Graduates
Tim Sass, Georgia State University/CALDER
Kata MihalyDaniel McCaffreyJ.R. Lockwood, RAND
PDF Paper | Presentation

The Gateway to the Profession: Assessing Teacher Preparation Programs Based on Student Achievement
Dan Goldhaber, University of Washington Bothell/CALDER - Presenter
Stephanie Liddle, University of Washington Bothell
PDF Paper | Presentation

Certification Requirements and Teacher Quality: A Comparison of Alternative Routes to Teaching
Tim Sass, Georgia State University/CALDER - Presenter
PDF Paper | Presentation

Comments from the Chair and the Floor

PANEL II: Principal Effects and Principal Distribution

Estimating the Effect of Leaders on Public Sector Productivity: The Case of School Principals
Gregory Branch, University of Texas at Dallas
Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institution, Stanford University/CALDER - Presenter
Steven Rivkin, University of Illinois/CALDER
PDF Paper | Presentation

Pension-Induced Rigidities in the Market for School Leaders
Cory KoedelMichael Podgursky, University of Missouri/CALDER - Presenters 
Jason A. Grissom, Vanderbilt University
Shawn Ni, University of Missouri
PDF Paper | Presentation

Principal Quality and the Persistence of School Policies
David Figlio, Northwestern University/CALDER - Presenter
Tim Sass, Georgia State University/CALDER
Sarah Cannon, Northwestern University
PDF Paper coming soon | Presentation

Comments from the Chair and the Floor

PANEL III: Special Subject Teachers and Teacher Distribution

Different Skills: Identifying Differentially Effective Teachers of English Language Learners
Susanna LoebBen MasterCamille Whitney, Stanford University/CALDER 
Jim Wyckoff, University of Virginia/CALDER
PDF Paper | Presentation 

The Aftermath of Accelerating Algebra: Evidence from a District Policy Initiative 
Charles ClotfelterHelen Ladd, Duke University/CALDER
Jake Vigdor, Duke University/CALDER - Presenter
PDF Paper | Presentation

How Teacher Turnover Harms Student Achievement
Matt Ronfeldt, University of Michigan
Susanna Loeb, Stanford University/CALDER
Jim Wyckoff, University of Virginia/CALDER
PDF Paper coming soon | Presentation

Comments from the Discussant and the Floor

Contact Info: 
Vicky Brady
American Institutes for Research