Can a teacher really impact student height? A cautionary tale on value-added models

Few research methodologies have influenced contemporary educational research, policy, and practice as deeply as teacher value-added models (VAMs). VAMs are used for many different purposes, from academic research on the long-run effects of teachers and factors related to teacher effectiveness to real-world decisions around teacher pay and retention. How these models are estimated depends on … Continue reading Can a teacher really impact student height? A cautionary tale on value-added models