The What Works Clearinghouse collects, reviews, and reports on studies of education interventions. The growing focus on evidence-based decision making has increased demand for this type of information.
Related Projects for Elias Walsh
Pennsylvania Teacher and Principal Evaluation PilotMay 19, 2016
We examined practices of teachers who make larger contributions to student achievement growth, reviewed plans for an overall effectiveness measure, described variation in professional practice scores, and examined practices strongly correlated with contributions to student achievement growth.
The Impact of Replacing Principals on Student Achievement in DC Public SchoolsMay 12, 2016
The Public Education Reform Amendment Act led to numerous reforms that changed nearly every aspect of DC public schools. In this project, we focus on one consequence of the reforms by examining the impact of principal replacements that began in 2007 on student achievement.
Value-Added Analysis Services for the State of OklahomaMay 12, 2016
Mathematica is providing support to the Oklahoma State Department of Education on developing value-added measures of educator effectiveness for its educator evaluation system. The system was piloted in the 2013-14 school year with full implementation in the 2015–16 school year.
Impact of 2007 DC School ReformsMay 12, 2016
As a contributor to the DC Education Consortium for Research and Evaluation, we are providing descriptive statistics about the retention of effective teachers, the distribution of teacher quality across schools and wards, and the experience and tenure of principals.
Value-Added Assessment System for DC Schools and TeachersMay 11, 2016
We designed value-added models to measure teacher and school effectiveness and have produced annual estimates of educators’ contributions to achievement in grades 4-8 since the 2008-2009 school year. These estimates are combined with other measures of educator effectiveness in DCPS’s IMPACT system.