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Document Number: 10020

The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Students' Outcomes in Adulthood - In exploring if teachers’ impacts on students’ test scores (“value-added”) are a good measure of their quality, the authors question whether value-added (VA) provides unbiased estimates of teachers’ impacts on student achievement and whether high-VA teachers improve students’ long-term outcomes. They address these two issues by analyzing school district data from grades 3-8 for 2.5 million children. (Chetty, Friedman, and Rockoff, 2011)...

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