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

Publisher: Oakland, CA: Mathematica Policy Research
May 03, 2016
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.