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Teacher Quality

Format: 2018

General Audience Articles

Education and the Nation's Future. In George P. Shultz (ed.), Blueprint for America, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 2016, pp. 89-108.
Boosting Teacher Effectiveness. In Chester E. Finn Jr. and Richard Sousa (ed.), What lies ahead for america's children and their schools, Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 2014, 23-35.
School Leaders Matter: Measuring the impact of effective principals. (with Gregory F. Branch and Steven G. Rivkin). Education Next, 13(1), Winter 2013, pp. 62-69.
The Cost of Ignorance. In Norberto Bottani and Daniele Checchi (Ed.), La Sfida Della Valutazione, Bolgna, IT: Società Editrice il Mulino, 2012, pp. 39-46.
Valuing Teachers: How Much is a Good Teacher Worth?. Education Next, 11(3), Summer 2011, pp. 40-45.
Paying Teachers Appropriately. In Darrel Drury and Justin Baer (ed.), The American Public School Teacher: Past, Present, and Future, (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press), 2011, pp. 109-118.
The Difference is Teacher Quality. in Karl Weber (ed.). Waiting for "Superman": How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools. New York: Public Affairs, 2010, pp. 81-100.
An Effective Teacher in Every Classroom: A lofty goal, but how to do it. (with Kati Haycock) . Education Next, 10(3), Summer 2010, pp. 46-52.
Teacher Deselection. In Dan Goldhaber and Jane Hannaway (ed.), Creating a New Teaching Profession, Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 2009, pp. 165-180.
The Single Salary Schedule and Other Issues of Teacher Pay. Peabody Journal of Education, 82(4), October 2007, pp. 574-586.
Pay, Working Conditions, and Teacher Quality. (with Steven G. Rivkin) . Future of Children, 17(1), Spring 2007, pp. 69-96.
Teacher Compensation. in Paul E. Peterson (ed.) . Reforming Education in Florida, 2006, pp. 149-163.
Teacher Quality. In Lance T. Izumi and Williamson M. Evers (ed.), Teacher Quality, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), 2002, pp. 1-12.


Use of value added in teacher policy measures. Focus, 29(2), Fall/Winter 2012-13, pp. 25-26.
Overview of the Symposium on Performance Pay for Teachers. (with Ludger Woessmann) . Economics of Education Review, 30(3), June 2011, pp. 391-393.
Developing Value-Added Measures for Teachers and Schools. (with Caroline M. Hoxby). Reforming Education in Arkansas, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), 2005, pp. 99-104.
Rewarding Teachers. (with Caroline M. Hoxby). Reforming Education in Arkansas, (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press), 2005, pp. 155-166.
Bringing Educational Measurement into the Age of Newton. (with C. Eugene Steuerle and Robert H. Meyer). Policy Bites, The Urban Institute, October 1991.

Working Papers

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance. (with Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold). NBER Working Paper No. 20727 (revised), National Bureau of Economic Research [Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming], December 2014 (revised March 2018).