Value-Added Models for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, 2012-13 School Year

Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Mathematica Policy Research
May 05, 2014
Dana Rotz, 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 2012 report on the same topic.