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Is School Value-Added Indicative of Principal Quality?

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  • Hanley Chiang
  • Stephen Lipscomb
  • Brian Gill
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    Using data on elementary and middle school math and reading outcomes for Pennsylvania students, this working paper found that school value-added provides little useful information for comparing the general leadership skills of different principals when these comparisons include some principals who are in their first three years at their current positions.

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    Paper provided by Mathematica Policy Research in its series Mathematica Policy Research Reports with number 7587.

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    Length: 44
    Date of creation: 30 Nov 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:7587

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    Keywords: School Value-Added; Principal Quality; Education;

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