Teacher Talk

I’m presenting a paper on teacher quality in the ANU economics faculty seminar tomorrow (Thursday), from 2:00 to 3:30 in the Faculty Suite in H.W. Arndt Building. The paper is entitled “Estimating Teacher Quality from Changes to Students’ Test Scores”.

This is the third in a trio of papers on teacher quality. following on from two papers that I presented recently at UNSW and Sydney University:

Both of those papers used academic aptitude as a proxy for teacher quality. This paper uses student test score gains as a proxy for teacher quality. Using data from every Queensland kid who sat grade 3, 5 and 7 tests over the last 5 years, I estimate how big the performance gaps are between teachers, and how much of this difference can be explained by age, sex, experience, qualifications, etc.

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