Value-Added Modeling in Education

Student performance reflects many factors beyond their teacher's effectiveness, yet teacher evaluations often reflect how well their students do on standardized tests. RAND researchers are nationally recognized for their work using value-added modeling to distinguish a teacher's impact from factors such as individual ability, family environment, past schooling, and peer influence.

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    Christine Mulhern

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in public policy, Harvard University; B.A. in mathematical methods in the social sciences, Northwestern University

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    Isaac M. Opper

    Economist; Affiliate Faculty, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University; M.A. in economics, Stanford University; B.A. in economics and mathematics, Colby College

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