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Policy Reports

How the World's Best Performing School Systems Come Out on Top
(McKinsey and Company, 2007)

The Real Value of Teachers
(Education Trust, 2004)

Retaining Teacher Talent
(Public Agenda, 2008)

The Widget Effect
(The New Teacher Project, 2009)

State Teacher Policy Yearbook
(National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009)

Research Papers

The Benwood Plan: A Lesson in Comprehensive Teacher Reform
by Elena Silva
(Education Sector, 2008)

Changing Labor-Market Opportunities for Women and the Quality of Teachers, 1957–2000
by Sean Corcoran, William Evans, and Robert Schwab
(Teacher Quality, 2004)

Effects of Teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching on Student Achievement
by Heather Hill, Brian Rowan and Deborah Loewenberg Ball
(American Educational Research Journal, 2005)

Generalizations about Using Value-Added Measures of Teacher Quality
by Eric Hanushek and Steven Rivkin
(American Economic Review, 2010)

How to Improve the Supply of High Quality Teachers
by Eric Hanushek and Steven Rivkin
(Brookings Institution, 2003)
http://edpro.stanford.edu/Hanushek/admin/pages/files/uploads/Teacher quality.Brookings.pdf

Identifying Effective Teachers Using Performance on the Job
by Robert Gordon, Thomas Kane and Douglas Staiger
(Brookings Institution, 2006)

Models and Predictors of Teacher Effectiveness:
A Comparison of Research About Teaching and Other Occupations

by Douglas Harris and Stacey Rutledge
(Teacher's College Record, 2010)

Research Findings from the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVASS) Database:
Implications for Educational Evaluation and Research

by William Sanders and Sandra Horn
(Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, 1998)

Teachers, Schools, and Academic Achievement
by Steven Rivkin, Eric Hanushek and John Kain,
(Econometrica, 2005)

Using Student Progress to Evaluate Teachers: A Primer on Value-Added Models
by Henry Braun
(Educational Testing Service, 2005)

What Large-Scale, Survey Research Tells Us About Teacher Effects On Student Achievement:
Insights from the Prospects Study of Elementary Schools

by Brian Rowan, Richard Correnti, and Robert Miller
(Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2002)
http://cw.marianuniversity.edu/mreardon/755/document repository/Teacher Effects on Student Achievement.pdf

Magazine Articles

"Building a Better Teacher"
by Elizabeth Green
(New York Times Magazine, March 2, 2010)

"Most Likely to Succeed"
by Malcolm Gladwell
(The New Yorker, December 15, 2008)

"What Makes a Great Teacher?"
by Amanda Ripley
(The Atlantic, January/February 2010)


Creating a New Teaching Profession
Dan Goldhaber and Jane Hannaway, editors
(The Urban Institute Press, 2009)

Finders and Keepers: Helping New Teachers Survive and Thrive in Our Schools
Susan Moore Johnson and the Project on the Next Generation of Teachers
(Jossey-Bass, 2004)

Preparing Teachers for a Changing World
Linda Darling-Hammond and John Bransford, editors
(Jossey-Bass, 2005)

Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College
Doug Lemov
(Wiley, 2010)

Teaching as Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher's Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap
Steven Farr
(Jossey-Bass, 2010)

Value-Added Measures of Education Performance: Clearing Away the Smoke and Mirrors
Douglas Harris
(Harvard Education Press, forthcoming)

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