Is School Value Added Indicative of Principal Quality?

Working Paper 12
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
Dec 30, 2014
Authors
Hanley Chiang, Stephen Lipscomb, and Brian Gill

Using data on the math and reading outcomes of 4th through 8th grade students in Pennsylvania, this working paper found that school value added provides very poor information for revealing principals’ persistent levels of effectiveness. This paper has been accepted for publication in Education Finance and Policy.