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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.

Value-added on height???

If you’re a fan of value-added, a new paper by Marianne Bitler, Sean Corcoran, Thurston Domina, and Emily Penner, “Teacher Eff ects on Student Achievement and Height: A Cautionary Tale,” is going to give you the willies. Since hearing the results … Continue reading

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  1. @nayoung_edu says:

    RT @ThadDomina: “The willies-generating result is that the estimated teacher VAM on height is nearly as large as it is on academics!” http:…

  2. @epopppp says:

    RT @ThadDomina: “The willies-generating result is that the estimated teacher VAM on height is nearly as large as it is on academics!” http:…

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Breakfast

My younger daughter frequently ate breakfast in the cafeteria during elementary school. We’d fed her at home–honest, we did–but she could sometimes get pancakes at school and, more importantly, hang out with her friends. We paid for the breakfasts; other … Continue reading

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Two views on the value of value-added measures

Economists find value-added measures (roughly, the change in student test scores from one year to the next) enormously useful in measuring educational outcomes. Whether VAM is so useful for teacher personnel policy is a whole lot less clear. In an article … Continue reading

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