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Screening and Recruiting Talent at Teacher Colleges Using Pre-College Academic Achievement

Christopher Neilson (), Sebastian Gallegos (), Franco Calle and Mohit Karnani
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Franco Calle: University of Chicago

No 2022-004, Working Papers from Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group

Abstract: This paper studies screening and recruiting policies that restrict or incentivize entry to teacher-colleges. Using historical records of college entrance exam scores since 1967 and linking them to administrative data on the population of teachers in Chile, we first document a robust positive and concave relationship between precollege academic achievement and several short and long run measures of teacher productivity. We use an RD design to evaluate two recent policies that increased the share of high-scoring students studying to become teachers. We then show how data-driven algorithms and administrative data can enhance similar teacher screening and recruiting policies.

Keywords: incentives; college entrance exams; administrative data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 I23 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022-02
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