Estimating Teacher Effectiveness From Two-Year Changes in Students ’ Test Scores

  title={Estimating Teacher Effectiveness From Two-Year Changes in Students ’ Test Scores},
  author={Andrew Leigh},
Using a dataset covering over 10,000 Australian school teachers and over 90,000 pupils, I estimate how effective teachers are in raising students’ test scores. Since the exams are biennial, it is necessary to take account of the teacher’s work in the intervening year. Even adjusting for measurement error, the teacher fixed effects are widely dispersed, and there is a strong positive correlation between a teacher’s gains in literacy and numeracy. Teacher fixed effects show a significant… CONTINUE READING
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