Tag Archives: Brookings Institution

Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.

Passing Muster

The new Brookings report “Passing Muster: Evaluating Teacher Evaluation Systems” (authors: Steven Glazerman, Dan Goldhaber, Susanna Loeb, Stephen Raudenbush, Douglas O. Staiger, and Grover J. Whitehurst) offers a practical guide for moving forward on implementation of teacher evaluation systems. Teacher … Continue reading

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Value added models and teacher evaluation

The new report from the Brookings Institution, “Evaluating Teachers: The Important Role of Value-Added,” gives a nicely balanced presentation on the merits and pitfalls of using value added measures (VAM) in teacher evaluation. In Profit of Education I wrote, “a compensation system … Continue reading

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