Publications

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Working Paper 120
Dec 2014
Author(s):
Dan Goldhaber, Cyrus Grout, Nick Huntington-Klein

Evidence suggests that teacher hiring in public schools is ad hoc and often fails to result in good selection among applicants.

Working Paper 119
Nov 2014
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In this paper, we present a closer look at the student achievement trends in the District of Columbia between 2006-07 and 2012-13. We have three main conclusions.

Working Paper 118
Oct 2014
Author(s):
Michael Hansen, Mariann Lemke, Nicholas Sorensen

Teacher and principal evaluation systems now emerging in response to federal, state and/or local policy initiatives typically require that a component of teacher evaluation be based on multiple per

Working Paper 117
Sep 2014
Author(s):
Benjamin Backes, Harry Holzer, Erin Dunlop Velez

In this paper we examine a range of postsecondary education and labor market outcomes, with a particular focus on minorities and/or disadvantaged workers.

Working Paper 116
Aug 2014
Author(s):
Rajeev Darolia, Cory Koedel, Paco Martorell, Katie Wilson, Francisco Perez-Arce

This paper reports results from a resume-based field experiment designed to examine employer preferences for job applicants who attended for-profit colleges.

Working Paper 115
Jun 2014

This paper describes teacher tenure reforms first enacted by the New York City De

Working Paper 114
Jun 2014
Author(s):
Kate Antonovics, Benjamin Backes

This paper examines how banning affirmative action in university admissions affects both overall academic achievement and the racial gap in academic achievement prior to college entry.

Working Paper 113
Jun 2014
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Despite a large body of evidence documenting the effectiveness of Teach For America (TFA) corps members at raising the math test scores of their students, little is known about the program’s impact

Working Paper 112
Mar 2014
Author(s):
Helen Ladd, Lucy Sorensen

We use rich longitudinally matched administrative data on students and teachers in North Carolina to examine the patterns of differential effectiveness by teachers’ years of experience.

Working Paper 111
Jan 2014
Author(s):
Dan Goldhaber, Cyrus Grout

This paper studies the pension preferences of Washington State public school teachers by examining two periods of time during which teachers were able to choose between enrolling in a traditional d

Working Paper 110
Jan 2014
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This paper examines the value of strategically assigning disproportionately larger classes to the strongest teachers in order to optimize student learning in the face of differential teacher effect

Working Paper 109
Jan 2014
Author(s):
Erin Dunlop Velez

Over 40% of full time four-year college students fail to earn a bachelor’s degree within six years, and many never complete their education. This paper describes this sizeable fraction of the U.S.

Working Paper 108
Jan 2014
Author(s):
Rodney J. Andrews, Jing Li, Michael Lovenheim

This paper uses administrative data on schooling and earnings from Texas to estimate the effect of college quality on the distribution of earnings.

Working Paper 107
Jan 2014
Author(s):
Mark Long, Dan Goldhaber, Nick Huntington-Klein

We evaluate whether there is a causal connection between changes in wages by occupation and subsequent changes in the number of college majors completed in associated fields.

Working Paper 106
Jan 2014
Author(s):
Cory Koedel, Jiaxi Li

We examine the efficiency implications of imposing proportionality in teacher evaluation systems. Proportional evaluations force comparisons to be between equally-circumstanced teachers.

Working Paper 105
Dec 2013
Author(s):
Dan Goldhaber, John Krieg, Roddy Theobald

We use a unique longitudinal sample of student teachers (“interns”) from six Washington state teacher training institutions to investigate patterns of entry into the teaching workforce.

Working Paper 104
Jan 2014
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Measures of teachers’ “value added” to student achievement play an increasingly central role in k-12 teacher policy and practice, in part because they have been shown to predict teachers’ long-term

Working Paper 103
Jan 2014
Author(s):
Kevin Booker, Tim Sass, Brian Gill, Ron Zimmer

Since their inception in 1992, the number of charter schools has grown to more than 6,000 in 40 states, serving more than 2 million students.

Working Paper 102
Oct 2013
Author(s):
Thomas Dee, James Wyckoff

Teachers in the United States are compensated largely on the basis of fixed schedules that reward experience and credentials.

Working Paper 101
Jul 2013

This study explores whether teacher performance trajectory over time differs by school poverty settings.