Subjective and Objective Evaluations of Teacher Effectiveness

American Economic Review, Vol. 100, No. 2, pp. 261-266, May 2010

6 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2011

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Jonah E. Rockoff

Columbia Business School - Finance and Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

In this paper, we measure the extent to which subjective and objective evaluations of new teachers in New York City can predict their future impacts on student achievement. Specifically, we examine evaluations of applicants to an alternative certification program, evaluations of new teachers by mentors that work with them during their first year, and evaluations based on student achievement data from their first year of teaching. We use a large sample, relative to prior work, and, unlike other studies (with the exception of John H. Tyler et al. (2010)), we examine subjective evaluations made by professionals as part of their jobs, not survey responses.

Suggested Citation

Rockoff, Jonah E., Subjective and Objective Evaluations of Teacher Effectiveness (May 1, 2010). American Economic Review, Vol. 100, No. 2, pp. 261-266, May 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1949345

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