The Stability of Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality and Implications for Teacher Compensation Policy

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The Stability of Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality and Implications for Teacher Compensation Policy

April 15, 2009

There is little doubt that teacher quality is a key determinant of student achievement, but finding ways to identify and reward the best teachers has proven illusive. This research brief considers the stability of value-added measures of teacher effectiveness over time and the resulting implications for the design and implementation of performance-based teacher compensation schemes.

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