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Measuring teacher and school effectiveness at improving student achievement in Los Angeles elementary schools

Buddin, Richard (2011): Measuring teacher and school effectiveness at improving student achievement in Los Angeles elementary schools.

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Abstract

This study uses longitudinal student-level test score data to examine the effectiveness of elementary teachers and schools in Los Angeles. The results show that teacher effectiveness varies widely both across the Los Angeles school district and within district schools. Controlling for student background and preparation, we find only modest difference across schools in improving student achievement. We explore the sensitivity of teacher and school effectiveness measures to alternative regression controls. We find that teacher and school effectiveness measures are relatively insensitive to detailed controls for student and peer heterogeneity.

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