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Gathering Feedback for Teaching Combining High-Quality Observations with Student Surveys and Achievement Gains
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improvingExpand
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Propensity score estimation with boosted regression for evaluating causal effects in observational studies.
Causal effect modeling with naturalistic rather than experimental data is challenging. In observational studies participants in different treatment conditions may also differ on pretreatmentExpand
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A tutorial on propensity score estimation for multiple treatments using generalized boosted models.
The use of propensity scores to control for pretreatment imbalances on observed variables in non-randomized or observational studies examining the causal effects of treatments or interventions hasExpand
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Models for Value-Added Modeling of Teacher Effects
We present a general multivariate, longitudinal mixed-model that incorporates the complex grouping structures inherent to longitudinal student data linked to teachers. Expand
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The Intertemporal Variability of Teacher Effect Estimates
The utility of value-added estimates of teachers' effects on student test scores depends on whether they can distinguish between high- and low-productivity teachers and predict future teacherExpand
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Teacher Pay For Performance: Experimental Evidence from the Project on Incentives in Teaching
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Variations in the care of HIV-infected adults in the United States: results from the HIV Cost and Services Utilization Study.
CONTEXT Studies of selected populations suggest that not all persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) receive adequate care. OBJECTIVE To examine variations in the care received byExpand
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Have We Identified Effective Teachers? Validating Measures of Effective Teaching Using Random Assignment. Research Paper. MET Project.
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/quickreview.aspx?sid=221[2/25/2013 11:54:34 AM] This study tested whether a measure created by study authors could identify teachers who are effective at increasing student achievement. Expand
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An Argument Approach to Observation Protocol Validity
This article develops a validity argument approach for use on observation protocols currently used to assess teacher quality for high-stakes personnel and professional development decisions. AfterExpand
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Evaluating Value-Added Models for Teacher Accountability
Does value-added modeling (VAM) demonstrate the importance of teachers to student outcomes? The authors clarify the primary questions raised by VAM for measuring teacher effects, review the mostExpand
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