How effective are Los Angeles elementary teachers and schools?
AbstractThis study uses value-added methods to examine the effectiveness of Los Angeles elementary teachers and schools. The results show that teacher effectiveness varies substantially across the school district. Most of the variance in teacher effectiveness is within schools and not across schools. Traditional measures of teacher quality like experience and advanced degrees are weakly related to teacher effectiveness. Teacher effectiveness is more variable in mathematics than in language arts.
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Date of creation: 31 Aug 2010
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teacher quality; teacher effectiveness; student achievement; value-added analysis;
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- J45 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Public Sector Labor Markets
- H75 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
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- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
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