Value-Added Models for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, 2014-15 School Year

Publisher: Oakland, CA: Mathematica Policy Research
May 03, 2016
Authors
Naihobe Gonzalez, Matthew Johnson, and Brian Gill
At the request of Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, Mathematica has developed value-added models that aim to estimate the contributions of individual teachers and schools to the achievement of their students. This report summarizes Mathematica's current use of value-added models to assess educational quality in Pittsburgh Public Schools, updating our 2014 report on the same topic.