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The effects of making performance information public: Regression discontinuity evidence from Los Angeles teachers

Peter Bergman and Matthew J. Hill

Economics of Education Review, 2018, vol. 66, issue C, 104-113

Abstract: This paper uses school-district data and a regression discontinuity design to study the effects of making teachers’ value-added ratings available to the public and searchable by name. We find that classroom compositions change as a result of this new information. In particular, high-scoring students sort into the classrooms of published, high-value added teachers. This sorting occurs when there is within school-grade variation in teachers’ value added.

Keywords: School; Teacher; Publication; Los Angeles Times; Sorting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I28 J08 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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