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|June 2013||Strategic Involuntary Teacher Transfers and Teacher Performance: Examining Equity and Efficiency|
with Jason A. Grissom, Susanna Loeb: w19108
Despite claims that school districts need flexibility in teacher assignment to allocate teachers more equitably across schools and improve district performance, the power to involuntarily transfer teachers across schools remains hotly contested. Little research has examined involuntary transfer policies or their effects on schools, teachers, or students. This article uses administrative data from Miami-Dade County Public Schools to investigate the implementation and effects of the district's involuntary transfer policy, including which schools transferred and received teachers, which teachers were transferred, what kinds of teachers replaced them in their former schools, and how their performance--as measured by their work absences and value-added in math and reading--compared before and a...
Published: Strategic Involuntary Teacher Transfers and Teacher Performance: Examining Equity and Efficiency Jason A. Grissom, Susanna Loeb andNathaniel A. Nakashima Journal of Policy Analysis and Management Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 112–140, Winter 2014