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Teacher Quality

Journal Articles

Using student test scores to measure principal performance. Jason Grissom, Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Forthcoming.
Is a Good Teacher a Good Teacher for All? Comparing Value-Added of Teachers with Their English Learners and Non-English Learners. Susanna Loeb, James Soland, Lindsay Fox. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Forthcoming.
Strategic Involuntary Teacher Transfers and Teacher Performance: Examining Equity and Efficiency. Jason Grissom, Susanna Loeb, Nathaniel Nakashima. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(1), pp. 112–140. 2014.
Analyzing the Determinants of the Matching of Public School Teachers to Jobs: Disentangling the Preferences of Teachers and Employers. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Journal of Labor Economics, 31(1), pp. 83-117. 2013.
Measuring test measurement error: A general approach. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 38(6), pp. 629-663. 2013.
Measure for measure: The relationship between measures of instructional practice in middle school English language arts and teachers' value-added. Pamela Grossman, Susanna Loeb, Julia Cohen, James Wyckoff. American Journal of Education, 119(3), pp. 445-470. 2013.
Staffing for Success: Linking Teacher Evaluation and School Personnel Management in Practice. Benjamin Master. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Forthcoming.
The early childhood care and education workforce in the United States: Understanding changes from 1990 through 2010. Daphna Bassok, Maria Fitzpatrick, Susanna Loeb, Agustina S. Paglayan. Education Finance and Policy, 8(4), pp. 581–601. 2013.
More or better student teaching? Matthew Ronfeldt, Michelle Reininger. Teaching and Teacher Education, Forthcoming.
Systematic sorting: Teacher characteristics and class assignments. Demetra Kalogrides, Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille. Sociology of Education, 86(2), pp. 103-123. 2013.
How teacher turnover harms student achievement. Matthew Ronfeldt, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. American Educational Research Journal, 50(1), pp. 4-36. 2013.
Recruiting effective math teachers: Evidence from New York city. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. American Education Research Journal, 49(6), pp. 1008-1047. 2012.
Information and employee evaluation: Evidence from a randomized intervention in public schools. Jonah E. Rockoff, Douglas O. Staiger, Thomas J. Kane, Eric S. Taylor. American Economic Review, 102(7), pp. 3184-3213. 2012.
The effect of evaluation on teacher performance . Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. American Economic Review, 102(7), pp. 3628-3651. 2012.
Who comes back? A longitudinal analysis of the re-entry behavior of exiting teachers. Jason Grissom, Michelle Reininger. Education Finance and Policy, 7(4), pp. 425-454. 2012.
Can Teacher Evaluation Improve Teaching? Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. Education Next, 12(4), 2012.
Hometown disadvantage? It depends on where you’re from: teachers' location preferences and the implications for staffing schools. Michelle Reininger. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 34(2), pp. 127-145. 2012.
The effectiveness and retention of teachers with prior career experience. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Marsha Ing, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Rachel H. O’Brien, James Wyckoff. Economics of Education Review, 30, pp. 1229-1241. 2011.
The influence of school administrators on teacher retention decisions. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Marsha Ing, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. American Education Research Journal, 48(2), pp. 303-333. 2011.
Teacher layoffs: An empirical illustration of seniority v. measures of effectiveness. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Education Finance and Policy, 6(3), pp. 439–454. 2011.
Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness. Thomas J. Kane, Amy L. Wooten, Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler. Education Next, 11(3), 2011.
The role of teacher quality in retention and hiring: Using applications-to-transfer to uncover preferences of teachers and schools. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30(1), pp. 88-110. 2011.
Identifying effective classroom practices using student achievement data. Thomas J. Kane, Eric S. Taylor, John H. Tyler, Amy L. Wooten. Journal of Human Resources, 46(3), pp. 587-613. 2010.
Examining teacher turnover: The role of school leadership. Rekha Balu, Tara Beteille, Susanna Loeb. Politique Americaine, Issue 15, pp. 55-79. 2010.
Using student performance data to identify effective classroom practices. John H. Tyler, Eric S. Taylor, Thomas J. Kane, Amy L. Wooten. American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings, 100(2), pp. 100(2): 256–260. 2010.
Teacher preparation and student achievement. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 31(4), pp. 416-440. 2009.
The state role in teacher professional development and education throughout teachers. Susanna Loeb, Luke Miller, Katharine O. Strunk. Education Finance and Policy, 4(2), pp. 212-228. 2009.
The state role in teacher compensation. Susanna Loeb, Luke Miller, Katharine O. Strunk. Education Finance and Policy, 4(1), pp. 89-114. 2009.
Surveying the landscape of teacher education in New York city: Constrained variation and the challenge of innovation. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Karen Hammerness, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Morva McDonald, Michelle Reininger, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 30(4), pp. 319-343. 2008.
The narrowing gap in New York city teacher qualifications and its implications for student achievement in high-poverty schools. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 27(4), pp. 793-818. 2008.
Out-of-field teaching and student achievement: Evidence from 'Matched-Pairs' comparisons. Thomas Dee, Sarah Cohodes. Public Finance Review, 36(1), pp. 7-32. 2008.
The impact of assessment and accountability on teacher recruitment and retention: Are there unintended consequences? Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Public Finance Review, 36(1), pp. 88-111. 2008.
Teachers and the gender gaps in student achievement. Thomas Dee. Journal of Human Resources, 42(3), pp. 528-554. 2007.
Complex by design: Investigating pathways into teaching in New York city schools. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Nicholas Michelli, James Wyckoff. Journal of Teacher Education, 57(2), pp. 155-166. 2006.
How changes in entry requirements alter the teacher workforce and affect student achievement. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Education Finance and Policy, 1(2), pp. 176-216. 2006.
How teaching conditions predict teacher turnover in California schools. Susanna Loeb, Linda Darling-Hammond, John Luczak. Peabody Journal of Education, 80(3), pp. 44-70. 2005.
Explaining the short careers of high-achieving teachers in schools with low-performing students. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. American Economic Review, 95(2), pp. 166-171. 2005.
A teacher like me: Does race, ethnicity or gender matter? Thomas Dee. American Economic Review, 95(2), pp. 158-165. 2005.
The draw of home: How teachers’ preferences for proximity disadvantage urban schools. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 24(1), pp. 113-132. 2005.
Does merit pay reward good teachers? Evidence from a randomized experiment. Thomas Dee, Benjamin Keys. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23(3), pp. 471-488. 2004.
Teachers, race and student achievement in a randomized experiment. Thomas Dee. The Review of Economics and Statistics, 86(1), pp. 195-210. 2004.
Teacher sorting and the plight of urban schools: A descriptive analysis. Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 24(1), pp. 37-62. 2002.
The attributes and career paths of principals: Implications for improving policy. Frank C. Papa Jr., Hamilton Lankford, James Wyckoff. 2002.
Can a teacher intervention improve classroom practices and student motivation in mathematics? Deborah Stipek, Karen B. Givvin, Julie M. Salmon, Valanne L. MacGyvers. Journal of Experimental Education, 66(4), pp. 319-337. 1998.
Improving teachers’ practices in K-8 mathematics education: What works? Deborah Stipek, M. Gearhart, W. Denham. Thrust for Educational Leadership, pp. 22-25. 1997.
Early childhood education teachers: Do they practice what they preach? Deborah Stipek, Patricia Byler. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 12(3), pp. 305-325. 1997.
Gender differences in secondary school teachers’ control over classroom and school policy. Valerie E. Lee, Susanna Loeb, Helen M. Marks. American Journal of Education, 103(3), pp. 259-301. 1995.
Teachers' beliefs and practices related to mathematics instruction. Deborah Stipek, Karen B Givvin, Julie M Salmon, Valanne L MacGyvers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 17(2), pp. 213-226. 2001.

Working Papers

Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from IMPACT. Thomas Dee, James Wyckoff. NBER Working Paper No. 19529, 2013.
Do First Impressions Matter? Improvement in Early Career Teacher Effectiveness. Allison Atteberry, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. NBER Working Paper No. 19096, 2013.
Different skills? Identifying differentially effective teachers of English language learners. Benjamin Master, Susanna Loeb, Camille Whitney, James Wyckoff. 2012.
Alternative certification in the long run: Student achievement, teacher retention and the distribution of teacher quality in New York city. Donald Boyd, Erin Dunlop, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Patten Mahler, Rachel H. O’Brien, James Wyckoff. 2011.
Who leaves? Teacher attrition and student achievement. Donald Boyd, Pamela Grossman, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. 2007.

Reports

Can a District-Level Teacher Salary Incentive Policy Improve Teacher Recruitment and Retention? Heather Hough, Susanna Loeb. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2013.
SFUSD Survey Report I: Teacher Evaluation. Center for Education Policy Analysis. Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University, 2013.
How stable are value-added estimates across years, subjects, and student groups? Susanna Loeb, Christopher Candelaria. The Carnegie Knowledge Network, 2012.
The Quality Teacher and Education Act: Second Year Report. Heather J. Hough, Susanna Loeb, David Plank. 2012.
Evaluating teachers: The important role of value-added. Steven Glazerman, Susanna Loeb, Dan Goldhaber, Stephen W. Raudenbush, Douglas Staiger, Grover J. Whitehurst. The Brookings Brown Center, 2010.
The Quality Teacher and Education Act in San Francisco: Lessons Learned. Heather J. Hough. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2009.
The development of a teacher salary parcel tax: The quality teacher and education act in San Francisco. Susanna Loeb, Heather J. Hough. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2009.
Teacher quality: Improving teacher quality and distribution. Susanna Loeb. National Academy of Education Policy White Paper Series, 2008.
California's teachers. Marsha Ing, Susanna Loeb. Policy Analysis for California Education, 2008.
Have assessment-based accountability reforms influenced the career decisions of teachers? Susanna Loeb, Jesse Cunha. A report commissioned by the U.S. Congress as part of Title I, Part E, Section 1503 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, 2007.
A federal foray into teacher certification: Assessing the Highly qualified teacher' provision of NCLB. Susanna Loeb, Luke Miller. Report prepared for The Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University Symposium, Examining America's Commitment to Closing Achievement Gaps NCLB and Its Alternatives, 2006.
The why chromosome: How a teacher's gender affects boys and girls. Thomas Dee. Education Next, 6(4), pp. 68-75. 2006.
Improving Science Achievement: The Role of Teacher Workforce Policies. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. 2005.
Public policy and teacher labor markets: What we know and why it matters. Susanna Loeb, Michelle Reininger. The Education Policy Center at Michigan State University, 2004.
Have assessment-based school accountability reforms affected the career decisions of teachers? Susanna Loeb, Felicia Estrada. Proceedings of the Educational Testing Service Invitational Conference, Measurement and Research Issues in a New Accountability Era, 2004.
Teacher compensation. Susanna Loeb. TIAA-CREF Investment Forum, 2002.

Research Briefs

Books: Books, Chapters, Reviews

The effect of school neighborhoods on teacher retention decisions. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, Matthew Ronfeldt, James Wyckoff. In G. Duncan & R. Murnane (Eds.), Whither Opportunity? Rising Inequality, Schools, and Children's Life Chances, New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, pp. 377-396. 2011.
Recruiting, evaluating and retaining teachers: The children first strategy to improve New York City's teachers. Margeret Goertz, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. In J. O'Day, C. Bitter, & L. Gomez (Eds.), Education Reform in New York City: Ambitious Change in the Nation's Most Complex School System, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 157-177 . 2011.
Education reforms. Patrick McEwan, Susanna Loeb. In P. Levine & D. Zimmerman (Eds.), Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited. National Bureau of Economic Research, pp. 145-180. 2010.
Economic approaches to teacher recruitment and retention. Susanna Loeb, Jeannie Myung. In B. McGaw, P. Peterson & E. Baker (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, 8-Volume Set, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, pp. 473-480. 2010.
Teacher quality and teacher labor markets. Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille. In G. Sykes, B. Schneider & D. N. Plank (Eds.), Handbook of Education Policy Research, pp. 596-612. 2009.
Teacher labor markets and teacher labor market research. Susanna Loeb, Tara Beteille. In G. Duncan & J. Spillane (Eds.), Teacher Quality: Broadening and Deepening the Debate, Northwestern University, 2008.
Assessing the effectiveness of teachers from different pathways: Issues and results. Marsha Ing, Susanna Loeb. In P. Grossman & S. Loeb (Eds.), Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of Teacher Education, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 157-186. 2008.
Who goes into early-entry programs? Karen Hammerness, Michelle Reininger. In P. Grossman & S. Loeb (Eds.), Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of teacher education, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 31-64. 2008.
Alternative Routes to Teaching: Mapping the New Landscape of teacher education. Pamela Grossman, Susanna Loeb. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 256 pages. 2008.
Assessing accomplished teaching: Advanced-level certification programs. Susanna Loeb. In M. D. Hakel, J. A. Koenig & S. W. Elliott (Eds.), The National Academies Press, 2008.
Excellence in the classroom. Susanna Loeb, Cecilia Rouse, Anthony Shorris. The Future of Children, 17(1), 2007.
The preparation and recruitment of teachers: A labor-market framework. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. In F. M. Hess, A. J. Rotherham & K. Walsh (Eds.), Procedings of the American Enterprise Institute Conference, A Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom: Appraising Old Answers and New Ideas, Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp. 149-172. 2004.
Understanding teacher labor markets: Implications for educational equity. Donald Boyd, Hamilton Lankford, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff. In D. Monk & M. Plecki (Eds.), School Finance and Teacher Quality: Exploring the Connections, AEFA 2003 Yearbook, 2003.
Teacher quality: Its enhancement and potential for improving pupil achievement. Susanna Loeb. In D. H. Monk, H. J. Walberg & M. C. Wang (Eds.), Improving Educational Productivity, Greenich, CT: Information Age Publishing Inc, pp. 99-114. 2001.
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