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Assessing the Potential of Using Value Added-Estimates of Teacher Job Performance for Making Tenure Decisions
Using individual teacher and student-level longitudinal data from North Carolina, this research brief presents selected findings from work examining the stability of value-added model estimates of teacher effectiveness, focusing on their implication for teacher tenure policies and making high stakes personnel decisions. Findings show year-to-year correlations in teacher effects are modest, but pre-tenure estimates of teacher job performance do predict estimated post-tenure performance in both math and reading, and would therefore seem to be a reasonable metric to use as a factor in making substantive teacher selection decisions.
Keywords: Value-added, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Tenure
Citation: Dan Goldhaber, Michael Hansen (2008). Assessing the Potential of Using Value Added-Estimates of Teacher Job Performance for Making Tenure Decisions. CALDER Working Paper No.
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