NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Estimating Teacher Impacts on Student Achievement: An Experimental Evaluation

Thomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger

NBER Working Paper No. 14607
Issued in December 2008

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This analysis was supported by the Spencer Foundation. Initial data collection was supported by a grant from the National Board on Professional Teaching Standards to the Urban Education Partnership in Los Angeles. Steve Cantrell and Jon Fullerton collaborated in the design and implementation of an evaluation of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards applicants in LA. We thank Liz Cascio, Bruce Sacerdote, and seminar participants for helpful comments. The authors also wish to thank a number of current and former employees of LAUSD, including Ted Bartell, Jeff White, Glenn Daley, Jonathan Stern and Jessica Norman. From the Urban Education Partnership, Susan Way Smith helped initiate the project and Erin McGoldrick oversaw the first year of implementation. An external advisory board composed of Eric Hanushek, Daniel Goldhaber and Dale Ballou provided guidance on initial study design. Jeffrey Geppert helped with the early data assembly. Eric Taylor provided excellent research 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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