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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Do First Impressions Matter? Improvement in Early Career Teacher Effectiveness

Allison Atteberry, Susanna Loeb, James Wyckoff

NBER Working Paper No. 19096
Issued in June 2013

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We appreciate helpful comments from Matt Kraft, Eric Taylor, and Tim Sass on previous versions of the paper. We are grateful to the New York City Department of Education and the New York State Education Department for the data employed in this paper. We appreciate financial support from the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER). CALDER is supported by IES Grant R305A060018. Support has also been provided by IES Grant R305B100009 to the University of Virginia and by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The views expressed in the paper are solely those of the authors and may not reflect those of the funders or the National Bureau of Economic Research. Any errors are attributable to the authors.

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