CEDR Publications: Working Papers, Journal Articles, Book Chapters, etc., All

Goldhaber, D. and Grout, C. (2014). Pension Choices and Savings of Public School Teachers. CEDR Working Paper 2014-5. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Lavery, L., and Theobald, R. (2014). Uneven Playing Field? Assessing the Inequity of Teacher Characteristics and Measured Performance Across Students. CEDR Working Paper 2014-4. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Krieg, J., Theobald, R., and Brown, N. (2014). The STEM and Special Education Teacher Pipelines: Why Don't We See Better Alignment Between Supply and Demand? CEDR Working Paper 2014-3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Cowan, J. and Goldhaber, D. (2014). Assessing the Relationship Between Teacher Performance on Washington State's ProTeach Portfolio and Student Test Performance. CEDR Working Paper 2014-2. University of Washington, Seatte, WA.

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Goldhaber, D. and Grout, C. (2014). Which Plan to Choose? The Determinants of Pension System Choice for Public School Teachers. CEDR Working Paper 2014-1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Cowan, J. (2013). Excavating the Teacher Pipeline: Teacher Training Programs and Teacher Attrition. CEDR Working Paper 2013-5. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D. and Walch, J. (2013). Reality Versus Rhetoric: Is the Academic Caliber of the Teacher Workforce Changing? CEDR Working Paper 2013-4. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. A modified version of this working paper is published in Education Next. pdf

Goldhaber, D. and Grout, C. (2013). The Choice is Yours: How Pension System Decisions Might Shape the Teacher Workforce. CEDR Working Paper 2013-3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Krieg, J., and Theobald, R. (2013). Knocking on the Door to the Teaching Profession? Modeling the entry of Prospective Teachers into the Workforce. CEDR Working Paper 2013-2.3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D. and Grout, C. (2013) Which Plan to Choose? The Determinants of Pension System Choice for Public School Teachers. CEDR Working Paper 2013-1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Grout, C., Pennucci, A., & Bignell, W. (2012) Teacher Pension Choice: Surveying the Landscape in Washington State. CEDR Working Paper 2012-8. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Cowan, J., & Walch, J. (2012). Is a Good Elementary Teacher Always Good? Assessing Teacher Performance Estimates Across Subjects. CEDR Working Paper 2012-7.2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Economics of Education Review. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Gabele, B. & Walch, J. (2012). Does the Model Matter? Exploring the Relationship Between Different Achievement-based Teacher Assessments. CEDR Working Paper 2012-6. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Statistics, Politics, and Policy can be found here. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Lavery, L., & Theobald, R. (2012). Collective Bargaining in Washington State Schools: Exploring the Landscape and Assessing Different Measures of Contract Restrictiveness. CEDR Working Paper 2012-5.2. Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in SAGE Open. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Liddle, S., & Theobald, R. (2012). The Gateway to the Profession: Teacher Preparation Programs Based on Student Achievement. CEDR Working Paper no. 2012-4. Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Economics of Education Review.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Lavery, L., Theobald, R., D’Entremont, D., and  Fang, Y. (2012). Teacher Collective Bargaining in Washington State: Assessing the Internal Validity of Partial Independence Item Response Measures of Contract Restrictiveness. CEDR Working paper 2012-3. Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR), University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Lavery, L. & Theobald, R. (2012). My End of the Bargain: Exploring the
Influence of Spatial Relationships on the Provisions in Collective Bargaining Agreements. CEDR Working Paper 2012-2.2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Chaplin, D. (2012). Assessing the “Rothstein Falsification Test." Does it Really Show Teacher Value-added Models are Biased? CEDR Working Paper 2012-1.3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf
Goldhaber, D., Goldschmidt, P., Sylling, P. & Tseng, F. (2011). Assessing Value-Added Model Estimates of Teacher Contributions to Student Learning at the High School Level. CEDR Working Paper 2011-4. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Walch, J. (2011). Strategic Pay Reform: A Student Outcomes-Based Evaluation of Denver's ProComp Teacher Pay Initiative. CEDR Working Paper 2011-3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Economics of Education Review. pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Liddle, S. (2011). The Gateway to the Profession. Assessing Teacher Preparation Programs Based on Student Achievement. CEDR Working Paper 2011-2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Economics of Education Review. pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Theobald, R. (2011). Managing the Teacher Workforce in Austere Times: The Implications of Teacher Layoffs. CEDR Working Paper 2011-1.3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Education Finance and Policy. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Liddle, S., Theobald, R., & Walch, J. (2010). Teacher Effectiveness and the Achievement of Washington's Students in Mathematics. CEDR Working Paper 2010-6. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in WERA Education Journal. pdf Goldhaber, D. (2010). Making Connections for Youth in Washington State: The Role of Data in Developing Sound Public Policy. CEDR Working Paper 2010-1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Gross, B., & Player, D. (2010). Teacher Career Paths, Teacher Quality, and Persistence in the Classroom: Are Public Schools Keeping Their Best?. CEDR Working Paper 2010-2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Journal of Public Policy and Management.pdf

Goldhaber, D., & Hansen, M. (2010). Is It Just a Bad Class? Assessing the Stability of Measured Teacher Performance. CEDR Working Paper 2010-3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Journal version published in Economica.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2010). Teacher Pay Reforms: The Political Implications of Recent Research. CEDR Working Paper 2010-4. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2007). The Importance of Methodology in Teasing Out the Effects of School Resources on Student Achievement. CRPE Working Paper #2007-5.pdf

Goldhaber, Dan, Lavery, L., and Theobald, R. (Forthcoming). My End of the Bargain: Are There Cross-district Effects in Teacher Contract Provision? Industrial Labor Relations Review.

Goldhaber, Dan and Walch, Joe. (2014). Gains in Teacher Quality. Education Next. Vol. 14(1). 

Goldhaber, D., Gabele, B. & Walch, J. (2013). Does the Model Matter? Exploring the Relationship Between Different Achievement-based Teacher Assessments. Statistics, Politics, and Policy 1(1): 28–39.

Goldhaber, D. & Theobald, R. (2013). Managing the Teacher Workforce in Austere Times: The Implications of Teacher Layoffs: The Determinants and Implications of Teacher Layoffs. Education Finance and Policy 8(4): 494–527.

Goldhaber, Dan, D’Entremont, Dylan, Fang, Yangru, Lavery, Lesley, and Theobald, Roddy. (2013). Teacher Collective Bargaining in Washington State: Assessing the Internal Validity of Partial Independence Item Response Measures of Contract Restrictiveness. SAGE Open, Vol 3(2).

Goldhaber, D., Cowan, J., & Walch, J. (2013). Is a Good Elementary Teacher Always Good? Assessing Teacher Performance Estimates Across Subjects. Economics of Education Review, Vol. 36: 216–228.

Corcoran, Sean and Goldhaber, Dan. (2013). Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit: Debates Over Value-added and Its Uses. Education Finance and Policy. Vol 8(3), pp. 218-434.  

Goldhaber, D., Goldschmidt, P., Sylling, P. & Tseng, F. (2013). Teacher Value-Added at the High-School Level. Different Models, Different Answers? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(2): 220–236.

Rouse, Celia Elena, Hannaway, Jane, Goldhaber, Dan and Figlio, David. (2013). Feeling the Florida Heat? How Low-performing Schools Respond to Voucher and Accountability Pressure. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5(2): 251-281.

Goldhaber, D., Lavery, L., & Theobald, R. (2012). Collective Bargaining in Washington State Schools: Exploring the Landscape and Assessing Different Measures of Contract Restrictiveness. SAGE Open 2013:3.

Goldhaber, D., Liddle, S., & Theobald, R. (2012). The Gateway to the Profession: Teacher Preparation Programs Based on Student Achievement. Economics of Education Review, 34(C): 29–44.

Goldhaber, Dan, Liddle, Stephanie, Theobald, Roddy, and Walch, Joe. (2012). Teacher Effectiveness and the Achievement of Washington's Students in Mathematics. WERA Educational Journal, Vol 4(2), pp. 6–12.

Goldhaber, D., & Hansen, M. (2012) Is it Just a Bad Class? Assessing the Long-term Stability of Estimated Teacher Performance. Economica, 80(319): 589-612.

Goldhaber, Dan and Walch, Joe. (2012). Strategic Pay Reform: A Student Outcomes-Based Evaluation of Denver's ProComp Teacher Pay Initiative. Economics of Education Review. 31(6): 1067–1083.

Goldhaber, D., Goldschmidt, P., Sylling, P. & Tseng, F. (2013). Teacher Value-Added at the High-School Level. Different Models, Different Answers? Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 35(2): 220–236.external hyperlink

Eide, Eric R., Showalter, Mark H. and Goldhaber, Dan. (2011)  “The Relation Between Children’s Health and Academic Achievement” Children and Youth Services Review 32(2): 231–238.

Goldhaber, D., Gross, B., & Player, D. (2011) Teacher Career Paths, Teacher Quality, and Persistence in the Classroom: Are Public Schools Keeping Their Best? Journal of Public Policy and Management. J. Pol. Anal. Manage., 30: 57–87. doi: 10.1002/pam.20549external hyperlink

DeArmond, M. & Goldhaber, D. (2011). Scrambling the Nest Egg: How Well Do Teachers Understand Their Pensions and What Do They Think About Alternative Pension Structures? Education Finance and Policy, 5(4).external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., DeArmond, M., & DeBurgomaster, S. (2011). Teacher Attitudes About Compensation Reform: Implications for Reform Implementation. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 64(3).external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Hansen, M. (2010). Race, Gender, and Teacher Testing: How Objective a Tool is Teacher Licensure Testing? American Educational Research Journal, 47(1), 218-251.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Hansen, M. (2010). Using Performance on the Job to Inform Teacher Tenure Decisions. American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 100(2), 250-255.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Destler, K., & Player, D. (2010). Teacher Labor Markets and the Perils of Using Hedonics to Estimate Compensating Differentials in the Public Sector. Economics of Education Review, 29(1), 1-17.pdf

Gross, B., DeArmond, M., & Goldhaber D. (2010). Is it Better to be Good or Lucky? Decentralized Teacher Selection in 10 Elementary Schools. Education Administration Quarterly, 46(3), 322-362.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Hansen, M. (2009). National Board Certification and Teachers' Career Path: Does NBPTS Certification Influence How Long Teachers Remain in the Profession and Where They Teach?. Education Finance and Policy, 4(3), 229-262.pdf

Gross, B., Booker, K., & Goldhaber, D. (2009). Boosting Student Achievement? Testing the Impact of Comprehensive School Reform in Texas. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 31(2), 111-126.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Player, D., DeArmond, M., & Choi, H. (2008). Why Do So Few Public School Districts Use Merit Pay?. Journal of Education Finance, 33(3), 262-289.pdf

Sharkey, N., & Goldhaber, D. (2008). Teacher Certification Status and Student Achievement: Lessons from Private Schools. Economics of Education Review, 27(5), 504-516.external hyperlink

Boyd, D., Goldhaber, D., Lankford, H., & Wyckoff, J. (2007). The Effect of Certification and Preparation on Teacher Quality. Future of Children, 17(1), 45-68.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Anthony, E. (2007). Can Teacher Quality be Effectively Assessed? National Board Certification as a Signal of Effective Teaching. Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(1), 134-150.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2007). Everyone's Doing It, But What Does Teacher Testing Tell Us About Teacher Effectiveness?. Journal of Human Resources, 42(4), 765-794.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Cramer, L., & Choi, H. (2007). A Descriptive Analysis of the Distribution of NBPTS Certified Teachers in North Carolina. Economics of Education Review. 26(2), 160-172.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2006). National Board Teachers Are More Effective, But Are They In The Classrooms Where They're Needed The Most?. Education Finance and Policy, 1(3), 372-382.external hyperlink

DeArmond, M. & Goldhaber, D. (2005). The Back Office: The Neglected Side of Teacher Quality. Education Week, 24(22), 31-32.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Player, D. (2005). What Different Benchmarks Suggest About How Financially Attractive it is to Teach in Public Schools. Journal of Education Finance, 30(3), 211-230. pdf

Eide, E., Goldhaber, D., & Brewer, D. (2004). The Teacher Labour Market and Teacher Quality. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 20, 230-244.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Hannaway, J. (2004). Accountability with a Kicker: Preliminary Observations on the Florida A+ Accountability Plan. Phi Delta Kappan, 85(8), 598-605.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Perry, D., & Anthony, E. (2004). The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Process: Who Applies and What Factors are Associated with NBPTS Certification?. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 26(4), 259-280.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Eide, E. (2003). Methodological Thoughts on Measuring the Impact of Private Sector Competition on the Educational Workplace. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 25(2), 217-232.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Eide, E. (2002). What Do We Know (and Need to Know) About the Impact of School Choice Reforms on Disadvantaged Students?. Harvard Educational Review, 72(2), 157-176.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2002). Teacher Quality and Teacher Pay Structure: What Do We Know, and What are the Options?. Georgetown Public Policy Review, 7(2), 81-94.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2002). The Mystery of Good Teaching. Education Next, 2(1), 50-55.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (2001). Evaluating the Evidence on Teacher Certification: A Rejoinder. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 23(1), 79-86.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Callahan, K. (2001). Impact of the Basic Education Program on Educational Spending and Equity in Tennessee. Journal of Education Finance, 26(4), 415-435. external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2001). Significant, but Not Decisive. Education Matters, 1(2), 61-65.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (2000). Does Teacher Certification Matter? High School Teacher Certification Status and Student Achievement. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 22(2), 129-145.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2000). School Choice: Do We Know Enough?. Educational Researcher, 29(8), 21-22.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1999). An Endogenous Model of Public School Expenditures and Private School Enrollment. Journal of Urban Economics, 46, 106-128.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1999). School Choice: An Examination of the Empirical Evidence on Achievement, Parental Decision Making, and Equity. Educational Researcher, 28(9), 16-25.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Brewer, D., & Anderson, D. (1999). A Three-Way Error Components Analysis of Educational Productivity. Education Economics, 7(3), 199-208.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Brewer, D., Eide, E., & Rees, D.. (1999). Testing for Sample Selection in the Milwaukee School Choice Experiment. Economics of Education Review, 18, 259-267.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (1998). When Should We Reward Degrees for Teachers?. Phi Delta Kappan, 80(2), 134-138.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (1997). Why Don't Schools and Teachers Seem to Matter? Assessing the Impact of Unobservables on Educational Productivity. Journal of Human Resources, 32(3), 505-523.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1997). School Choice as Education Reform. Phi Delta Kappan, 79(2), 143-147.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1996). Public and Private High Schools: Is School Choice an Answer to the Productivity Problem?. Economics of Education Review, 15(2), 93-109. external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2010). When the Stakes are High, Can We Rely on Value-Added?: Exploring the Use of Value-Added Models to Inform Teacher Workforce Decisions. Center for American Progress.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Faber, M. (Forthcoming). Using Student Learning as a Metric for Evaluating Schools of Education. In E. Crowe (Ed.), Levers of Change in Education. Information Age Publishing.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (Forthcoming). Licensure: Exploring the Value of this Gateway to the Teacher Workforce. In E. Hanushek, S. Machin, & L. Woessmann (Ed.), Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol 3. Amsterdam: North Holland.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2010). Licensure Tests: Their Use and Value for Increasing Teacher Quality. In M. Kennedy (Ed.), Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality: A Handbook (pp.133-147). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., & Hannaway, J. (Ed.). (2009). Creating a New Teaching Profession. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2009). Exploring the Use of Incentives to Influence the Quality and Distribution of Teachers. In S. Sclafani (Ed.), Evaluating and Rewarding the Quality of Teachers: International Practices. Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation, OECD.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2009). Lessons from Abroad: Exploring Cross-Country Differences in Teacher Development Systems and What They Mean for U.S. Policy. In D. Goldhaber & J. Hannaway (Ed.), Creating a New Teaching Profession. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2009). Politics of Teacher Pay Reform. In M. G. Springer (Ed.), Performance Incentive: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2009). Voucher Finance. In M. Berends, M. Springer, D. Ballou & H. Wahlberg (Ed.), The Handbook of Research on School Choice, (pp.309-321). New York: Routledge.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2008). Teachers Matter, But Effective Teacher Quality Policies are Elusive. In H. F. Ladd & E. B. Fiske (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy (pp.146-165). New York: Routledge.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & DeArmond, M. (2007, December 19). Reform the way we pay teachers. Seattle Times.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2006). Are Teachers Unions Good for Students? In J. Hannaway & A. Rotherham (Ed.), Collective Bargaining in Education: Negotiating Change in Today's Schools (pp. 141-157). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2006, December). More Different Than Alike: Variation in Teacher Quality and a Call for Teacher Workforce Policies. Prepared for the National Education Association's Visiting Scholar Series.

Vernez, G. & Goldhaber, D. (2006). Process of Selection and Implementation of Comprehensive School Reform Models. In D. Aladjem & K. Borman (Ed.), Examining Comprehensive School Reform (pp. 179-218). Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.external hyperlink

Betts, J., Goldhaber, D., and Rosenstock, L. (2005). The Supply Side of School Choice. In J. Betts & T. Loveless (Ed.), Getting Choice Right: Ensuring Equity and Efficiency in Education Policy (pp. 61-84). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Henig, J., Guin, K., Weiss, J., & Hess, F. (2005). How School Choice Affects Students Who Do Not Choose. In J. Betts & T. Loveless (Ed.), Getting Choice Right: Ensuring Equity and Efficiency in Education Policy (pp. 101-129). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Anthony, E. (2004). National Board Certification Successfully Identifies Effective Teachers. Center on Reinventing Public Education. pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2004). Why Do We License Teachers?. In F. Hess, A. Rotherham, & K. Walsh (Ed.), A Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom: Appraising Old Answers and New Ideas (pp. 81-100). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Anthony, E. (2003). Teacher Quality and Student Achievement. New York: Teachers College, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Liu, A. (2003). Occupational Choices and the Academic Proficiency of the Teacher Workforce. In W. Fowler (Ed.), Developments in School Finance 2001-02 (pp. 53-75). Washington, DC: NCES.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Anthony, E., & Perry, D. (2003). Making the Grade: Who Applies for and Earns Advanced Teacher Certification?. Urban Institute: Learning Curve: Facts and Perspectives, No. 2.

Goldhaber, D., Eide, E., & Liu, A. (2003). Concerns in Education: Teacher Compensation and Teacher Quality. Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2001). How Has Teacher Compensation Changed? In W. Fowler (Ed.), Selected Papers in School Finance 2000 (pp. 11-40). Washington, DC: NCES. external hyperlink

tivity (pp. 47-75). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. external hyperlink

Brewer, D. & Goldhaber, D. (2000). Improving Longitudinal Data on Student Achievement: Some Lessons From Recent Research Using NELS:88. In D. Grissmer & M. Ross (Ed.), Analytic Issues in the Assessment of Student Achievement (pp. 169-188). Washington, DC: NCES.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (1999). Teacher Licensing and Student Achievement. In M. Kanstoroom & C. E. Finn, Jr (Ed.), Better Teachers, Better Schools (pp. 83-102). Washington, DC: The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1999). An Alternative Measure of Inflation in Teacher Salaries. In W. Fowler (Ed.), Selected Papers in School Finance 1997-99 (pp. 29-54). Washington, DC: NCES 1999-334.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Brewer, D. & Eide, E. (1999). School Choice in Milwaukee: Are Private Schools Creaming Off the Best Students? In W. Fowler (Ed.), Developments in School Finance 1998 (pp. 33-45). Washington, DC: NCES.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (1997). Evaluating the Effect of Teacher Degree Level on Educational Performance. In W. Fowler (Ed.), Developments in School Finance 1996 (pp. 197-210). Washington, DC: NCES.external hyperlink

Brewer, D. & Goldhaber, D. (1996). Educational Achievement and Teacher Qualifications: New Evidence from Microlevel Data. In B. S. Cooper & S. T. Speakman (Ed.), Advances In Educational Productivity Volume 6: Optimizing Education Resources (pp. 243-264). Greenwitch, CT: JAI Press.

Goldhaber, Dan, Lesley Lavery, Roddy Theobald, Dylan D’Entremont, and  Yangru Fang. Teacher Collective Bargaining in Washington State: Assessing the Internal Validity of Partial Independence Item Response Measures of Contract Restrictiveness. Working paper no. 2012 3.0. Center for Education Data & Research (CEDR), University of Washington, 2012.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Lavery, L. & Theobald, R. (2012). My End of the Bargain: Exploring the
Influence of Spatial Relationships on the Provisions in Collective Bargaining Agreements. CEDR Working Paper 2012-2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Chaplin, D. (2012). Assessing the “Rothstein Falsification Test." Does it Really Show Teacher Value-added Models are Biased? CEDR Working Paper 2012-1.3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf
Goldhaber, D., Goldschmidt, P., Sylling, P. & Tseng, F. (2011). Assessing Value-Added Model Estimates of Teacher Contributions to Student Learning at the High School Level. CEDR Working Paper 2011-4. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Walch, J. (2011). Strategic Pay Reform: A Student Outcomes-Based Evaluation of Denver's ProComp Teacher Pay Initiative. CEDR Working Paper 2011-3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Liddle, S. (2011). The Gateway to the Profession. Assessing Teacher Preparation Programs Based on Student Achievement. CEDR Working Paper 2011-2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Theobald, R. (2011). Managing the Teacher Workforce in Austere Times: The Implications of Teacher Layoffs. CEDR Working Paper 2011-1.2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Liddle, S., Theobald, R., & Walch, J. (2010). Teacher Effectiveness and the Achievement of Washington's Students in Mathematics. CEDR Working Paper 2010-6. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2010). When the Stakes are High, Can We Rely on Value-Added?: Exploring the Use of Value-Added Models to Inform Teacher Workforce Decisions. Center for American Progress.external hyperlink

DeArmond, M. & Goldhaber, D. (Forthcoming). Scrambling the Nest Egg: How Well Do Teachers Understand Their Pensions and What Do They Think About Alternative Pension Structures? Education Finance and Policy, 5(4).external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Faber, M. (Forthcoming). Using Student Learning as a Metric for Evaluating Schools of Education. In E. Crowe (Ed.), Levers of Change in Education. Information Age Publishing.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (Forthcoming). Licensure: Exploring the Value of this Gateway to the Teacher Workforce. In E. Hanushek, S. Machin, & L. Woessmann (Ed.), Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol 3. Amsterdam: North Holland.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., DeArmond, M., & DeBurgomaster, S. (Forthcoming). Teacher Attitudes About Compensation Reform: Implications for Reform Implementation. Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Goldhaber, D. (2010). Making Connections for Youth in Washington State: The Role of Data in Developing Sound Public Policy. CEDR Working Paper 2010-1. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Gross, B., & Player, D. (2010). Teacher Career Paths, Teacher Quality, and Persistence in the Classroom: Are Public Schools Keeping Their Best?. CEDR Working Paper 2010-2. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D., & Hansen, M. (2010). Is It Just a Bad Class? Assessing the Stability of Measured Teacher Performance. CEDR Working Paper 2010-3. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2010). Teacher Pay Reforms: The Political Implications of Recent Research. CEDR Working Paper 2010-4. University of Washington, Seattle, WA.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Hansen, M. (2010). Race, Gender, and Teacher Testing: How Objective a Tool is Teacher Licensure Testing? American Educational Research Journal, 47(1), 218-251.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Hansen, M. (2010). Using Performance on the Job to Inform Teacher Tenure Decisions. American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, 100(2), 250-255.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2010). Licensure Tests: Their Use and Value for Increasing Teacher Quality. In M. Kennedy (Ed.), Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality: A Handbook (pp.133-147). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Destler, K., & Player, D. (2010). Teacher Labor Markets and the Perils of Using Hedonics to Estimate Compensating Differentials in the Public Sector. Economics of Education Review, 29(1), 1-17.pdf

Gross, B., DeArmond, M., & Goldhaber D. (2010). Is it Better to be Good or Lucky? Decentralized Teacher Selection in 10 Elementary Schools. Education Administration Quarterly, 46(3), 322-362.pdf

Goldhaber, D., & Hannaway, J. (Ed.). (2009). Creating a New Teaching Profession. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Hansen, M. (2009). National Board Certification and Teachers' Career Path: Does NBPTS Certification Influence How Long Teachers Remain in the Profession and Where They Teach?. Education Finance and Policy, 4(3), 229-262.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2009). Exploring the Use of Incentives to Influence the Quality and Distribution of Teachers. In S. Sclafani (Ed.), Evaluating and Rewarding the Quality of Teachers: International Practices. Organization of Economic Development and Cooperation, OECD.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2009). Lessons from Abroad: Exploring Cross-Country Differences in Teacher Development Systems and What They Mean for U.S. Policy. In D. Goldhaber & J. Hannaway (Ed.), Creating a New Teaching Profession. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2009). Politics of Teacher Pay Reform. In M. G. Springer (Ed.), Performance Incentive: Their Growing Impact on American K-12 Education. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2009). Voucher Finance. In M. Berends, M. Springer, D. Ballou & H. Wahlberg (Ed.), The Handbook of Research on School Choice, (pp.309-321). New York: Routledge.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., & Hannaway, J. (Ed.). (2009). Creating a New Teaching Profession. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.external hyperlink

Gross, B., Booker, K., & Goldhaber, D. (2009). Boosting Student Achievement? Testing the Impact of Comprehensive School Reform in Texas. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 31(2), 111-126.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2008). Teachers Matter, But Effective Teacher Quality Policies are Elusive. In H. F. Ladd & E. B. Fiske (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Education Finance and Policy (pp.146-165). New York: Routledge.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Player, D., DeArmond, M., & Choi, H. (2008). Why Do So Few Public School Districts Use Merit Pay?. Journal of Education Finance, 33(3), 262-289.pdf

Sharkey, N., & Goldhaber, D. (2008). Teacher Certification Status and Student Achievement: Lessons from Private Schools. Economics of Education Review, 27(5), 504-516.external hyperlink

Boyd, D., Goldhaber, D., Lankford, H., & Wyckoff, J. (2007). The Effect of Certification and Preparation on Teacher Quality. Future of Children, 17(1), 45-68.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Anthony, E. (2007). Can Teacher Quality be Effectively Assessed? National Board Certification as a Signal of Effective Teaching. Review of Economics and Statistics, 89(1), 134-150.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & DeArmond, M. (2007, December 19). Reform the way we pay teachers. Seattle Times.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2007). Everyone's Doing It, But What Does Teacher Testing Tell Us About Teacher Effectiveness?. Journal of Human Resources, 42(4), 765-794.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2007). The Importance of Methodology in Teasing Out the Effects of School Resources on Student Achievement. CRPE Working Paper #2007-5.pdf

Goldhaber, D., Cramer, L., & Choi, H. (2007). A Descriptive Analysis of the Distribution of NBPTS Certified Teachers in North Carolina. Economics of Education Review. 26(2), 160-172.pdf

Goldhaber, D. (2006). Are Teachers Unions Good for Students? In J. Hannaway & A. Rotherham (Ed.), Collective Bargaining in Education: Negotiating Change in Today's Schools (pp. 141-157). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2006). National Board Teachers Are More Effective, But Are They In The Classrooms Where They're Needed The Most?. Education Finance and Policy, 1(3), 372-382.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2006, December). More Different Than Alike: Variation in Teacher Quality and a Call for Teacher Workforce Policies. Prepared for the National Education Association's Visiting Scholar Series.

Vernez, G. & Goldhaber, D. (2006). Process of Selection and Implementation of Comprehensive School Reform Models. In D. Aladjem & K. Borman (Ed.), Examining Comprehensive School Reform (pp. 179-218). Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.external hyperlink

DeArmond, M. & Goldhaber, D. (2005). The Back Office: The Neglected Side of Teacher Quality. Education Week, 24(22), 31-32.external hyperlink

Betts, J., Goldhaber, D., and Rosenstock, L. (2005). The Supply Side of School Choice. In J. Betts & T. Loveless (Ed.), Getting Choice Right: Ensuring Equity and Efficiency in Education Policy (pp. 61-84). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Player, D. (2005). What Different Benchmarks Suggest About How Financially Attractive it is to Teach in Public Schools. Journal of Education Finance, 30(3), 211-230. pdf

Goldhaber, D., Henig, J., Guin, K., Weiss, J., & Hess, F. (2005). How School Choice Affects Students Who Do Not Choose. In J. Betts & T. Loveless (Ed.), Getting Choice Right: Ensuring Equity and Efficiency in Education Policy (pp. 101-129). Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.external hyperlink

Eide, E., Goldhaber, D., & Brewer, D. (2004). The Teacher Labour Market and Teacher Quality. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 20, 230-244.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Anthony, E. (2004). National Board Certification Successfully Identifies Effective Teachers. Center on Reinventing Public Education. pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Hannaway, J. (2004). Accountability with a Kicker: Preliminary Observations on the Florida A+ Accountability Plan. Phi Delta Kappan, 85(8), 598-605.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2004). Why Do We License Teachers?. In F. Hess, A. Rotherham, & K. Walsh (Ed.), A Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom: Appraising Old Answers and New Ideas (pp. 81-100). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Perry, D., & Anthony, E. (2004). The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Process: Who Applies and What Factors are Associated with NBPTS Certification?. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 26(4), 259-280.pdf

Goldhaber, D. & Anthony, E. (2003). Teacher Quality and Student Achievement. New York: Teachers College, Institute for Urban and Minority Education, ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Eide, E. (2003). Methodological Thoughts on Measuring the Impact of Private Sector Competition on the Educational Workplace. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 25(2), 217-232.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Liu, A. (2003). Occupational Choices and the Academic Proficiency of the Teacher Workforce. In W. Fowler (Ed.), Developments in School Finance 2001-02 (pp. 53-75). Washington, DC: NCES.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Anthony, E., & Perry, D. (2003). Making the Grade: Who Applies for and Earns Advanced Teacher Certification?. Urban Institute: Learning Curve: Facts and Perspectives, No. 2.

Goldhaber, D., Eide, E., & Liu, A. (2003). Concerns in Education: Teacher Compensation and Teacher Quality. Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Eide, E. (2002). What Do We Know (and Need to Know) About the Impact of School Choice Reforms on Disadvantaged Students?. Harvard Educational Review, 72(2), 157-176.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2002). Teacher Quality and Teacher Pay Structure: What Do We Know, and What are the Options?. Georgetown Public Policy Review, 7(2), 81-94.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2002). The Mystery of Good Teaching. Education Next, 2(1), 50-55.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (2001). Evaluating the Evidence on Teacher Certification: A Rejoinder. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 23(1), 79-86.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Callahan, K. (2001). Impact of the Basic Education Program on Educational Spending and Equity in Tennessee. Journal of Education Finance, 26(4), 415-435. external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2001). How Has Teacher Compensation Changed? In W. Fowler (Ed.), Selected Papers in School Finance 2000 (pp. 11-40). Washington, DC: NCES. external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2001). Significant, but Not Decisive. Education Matters, 1(2), 61-65.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2001). The Interface Between Public and Private Schooling: Market Pressure and the Impact on Performance. In D. Monk, H. J. Walberg, & M. Wang (Ed.), Improving Educational Productivity (pp. 47-75). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. external hyperlink

Brewer, D. & Goldhaber, D. (2000). Improving Longitudinal Data on Student Achievement: Some Lessons From Recent Research Using NELS:88. In D. Grissmer & M. Ross (Ed.), Analytic Issues in the Assessment of Student Achievement (pp. 169-188). Washington, DC: NCES.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (2000). Does Teacher Certification Matter? High School Teacher Certification Status and Student Achievement. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 22(2), 129-145.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (2000). School Choice: Do We Know Enough?. Educational Researcher, 29(8), 21-22.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (1999). Teacher Licensing and Student Achievement. In M. Kanstoroom & C. E. Finn, Jr (Ed.), Better Teachers, Better Schools (pp. 83-102). Washington, DC: The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1999). An Alternative Measure of Inflation in Teacher Salaries. In W. Fowler (Ed.), Selected Papers in School Finance 1997-99 (pp. 29-54). Washington, DC: NCES 1999-334.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1999). An Endogenous Model of Public School Expenditures and Private School Enrollment. Journal of Urban Economics, 46, 106-128.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1999). School Choice: An Examination of the Empirical Evidence on Achievement, Parental Decision Making, and Equity. Educational Researcher, 28(9), 16-25.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Brewer, D. & Eide, E. (1999). School Choice in Milwaukee: Are Private Schools Creaming Off the Best Students? In W. Fowler (Ed.), Developments in School Finance 1998 (pp. 33-45). Washington, DC: NCES.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Brewer, D., & Anderson, D. (1999). A Three-Way Error Components Analysis of Educational Productivity. Education Economics, 7(3), 199-208.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D., Brewer, D., Eide, E., & Rees, D.. (1999). Testing for Sample Selection in the Milwaukee School Choice Experiment. Economics of Education Review, 18, 259-267.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (1998). When Should We Reward Degrees for Teachers?. Phi Delta Kappan, 80(2), 134-138.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (1997). Evaluating the Effect of Teacher Degree Level on Educational Performance. In W. Fowler (Ed.), Developments in School Finance 1996 (pp. 197-210). Washington, DC: NCES.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. & Brewer, D. (1997). Why Don't Schools and Teachers Seem to Matter? Assessing the Impact of Unobservables on Educational Productivity. Journal of Human Resources, 32(3), 505-523.external hyperlink

Goldhaber, D. (1997). School Choice as Education Reform. Phi Delta Kappan, 79(2), 143-147.external hyperlink

Brewer, D. & Goldhaber, D. (1996). Educational Achievement and Teacher Qualifications: New Evidence from Microlevel Data. In B. S. Cooper & S. T. Speakman (Ed.), Advances In Educational Productivity Volume 6: Optimizing Education Resources (pp. 243-264). Greenwitch, CT: JAI Press.

Goldhaber, D. (1996). Public and Private High Schools: Is School Choice an Answer to the Productivity Problem?. Economics of Education Review, 15(2), 93-109. external hyperlink

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The STEM and Special Education Teacher Pipelines: Why Don't We See Better Alignment Between Supply and Demand?

Dan Goldhaber, John Krieg, Roddy Theobald, and Nate Brown
2014
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Although the shortage of qualified STEM and Special Education teachers is well documented and often discussed, there has been little improvement in increasing the number of teachers in these subject areas. This policy brief reports on the front-end of the teacher pipeline and shows that in Washington State, like across the country, there has been little improvement in staffing STEM and Special Education classes with more teachers.

Uneven Playing Field? Assessing the Inequity of Teacher Characteristics and Measured Performance Across Students.

Dan Goldhaber, Lesley Lavery, and Roddy Theobald 2014
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This report provides a unique and comprehensive view into the distribution of teachers across districts, schools, and classrooms. The findings suggest that in all Washington classrooms virtually every measure of teacher quality is inequitably distributed across every indicator of student disadvantage.