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Value-added measures of teachers: Research and policy

On June 27, 2012, as part of IRP’s annual Summer Research Workshop, three researchers participated in a roundtable discussion of teacher value-added measures. Raj Chetty presented outcomes from a long-term study of the effects of teachers on students from elementary school through early adulthood. Jesse Rothstein explored the potential dangers of using value-added measures to make teacher personnel decisions. Finally, Eric Hanushek looked at policy implications from a different perspective, exploring why and how value-added measures can be used most effectively. This set of articles summarizes the three presentations.


Children, Education & Training, Employment, Inequality & Mobility General, Job Training, K-12 Education, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, Transition to Adulthood