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Value-Added Estimates for Phase 1 of the Pennsylvania Teacher and Principal Evaluation Pilot

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  • Stephen Lipscomb
  • Hanley Chiang
  • Brian Gill
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    This report describes the development of value-added models for estimating the contributions of Pennsylvania teachers and principals toward the achievement growth of their students. Estimates were obtained during the first phase of a multiyear pilot to develop new evaluation systems for teachers and principals. The report also examines whether teachers with higher classroom observation scores on specific professional practices among those who participated in the first phase tended to have greater impacts on student achievement, as measured by value-added models.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7445.

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    Length: 105
    Date of creation: 05 Apr 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7445

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    Keywords: Value-Added; Pensylvania; Teacher; Principal; Education;

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    1. John H. Tyler & Eric S. Taylor & Thomas J. Kane & Amy L. Wooten, 2010. "Using Student Performance Data to Identify Effective Classroom Practices," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 100(2), pages 256-60, May.
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