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An Evaluation of Bias in Three Measures of Teacher Quality: Value-Added, Classroom Observations, and Student Surveys

Andrew Bacher-Hicks, Mark J. Chin, Thomas J. Kane, Douglas O. Staiger

NBER Working Paper No. 23478
Issued in June 2017

---- Acknowledgments ----

The research reported here was supported in part by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305C090023 to the President and Fellows of Harvard College to support the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Thomas J. Kane ----

The research reported here was supported in part by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305C090023 to the President and Fellows of Harvard College to support the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Kane has served as an expert witness in court cases involving teacher evaluation systems, including Vergara v. California.

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