Skills, Productivity and the Evaluation of Teacher Performance

  title={Skills, Productivity and the Evaluation of Teacher Performance},
  author={Tim R. Sass and Doug Harris},
  journal={Labor: Personnel Economics eJournal},
  • Tim R. Sass, Doug Harris
  • Published 2012
  • Economics
  • Labor: Personnel Economics eJournal
  • We examine the measurement and prediction of worker productivity using a sample of teachers and school principals. We find that principals’ evaluations are positively associated with teachers’ estimated contributions to students’ test scores (value-added), and are better predictors of teacher value-added than are teacher credentials. Principals’ assessments of teachers’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills are strongly associated with principals’ overall teacher evaluations and to a lesser extent… CONTINUE READING
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