Teacher Quality/Effectiveness (Value-Added Models)

Teacher-student links have allowed for direct value-added measures of teacher quality/effectiveness. There is, however, relatively little empirical information on whether these teacher effect estimates provide accurate information on true teacher performance, how stable these measures are over time, and the degree to which they are useful in predicting student achievement. One of CEDRís ongoing projects is focused on these issues. Additionally, CEDR researchers have made a number of other important contributions to our knowledge about value-added models. For more background on this, click here.