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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Can You Recognize an Effective Teacher When You Recruit One?

Jonah E. Rockoff, Brian A. Jacob, Thomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger

NBER Working Paper No. 14485
Issued in November 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors would like first to thank Jon Fullerton, who helped us greatly in the design and implementation of the survey used in this analysis. We also thank a number of individuals who made the survey possible, including Betsy Arons, Vicki Bernstein, Nate Brown, Doug Jaffe, Leigh McGuigan, Amy McIntosh, Joe Meglino, and Ranjeet Singh of the New York City Department of Education, Delia Stafford and Martin Haberman of the Haberman Foundation, and Heather Hill of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ellen Viruleg, Stephanie Rennane, and Robert Lindsley provided outstanding research assistance. We are grateful to the Spencer Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation for generous financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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