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Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS): Effects of Serving as a Cooperating Teacher on Evaluation Metrics

Emanuele Bardelli
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
11:30 AM-12:50 PM
3240 Weill Hall (Ford School) Map
Abstract: Pre-service clinical experiences, like student teaching, remain one of the most effective ways to train teacher candidates. A new body of evidence shows that preservice teachers are more instructionally effective when they are paired with more instructionally effective cooperating teachers (CT) during initial preparation. However, there is some concern that agreeing to be a CT could negatively impact a teacher’s evaluations and student test scores. We examine whether the concerns about serving as a CT are warranted. Specifically, we share the results of a quasi-experimental analysis of the effects of serving as a CT on evaluation metrics. We found that teachers’ observation rating increase and that value-added scores do not change in years that teachers serve as CTs.
Building: Weill Hall (Ford School)
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Economics, seminar
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Economics, Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS), Department of Economics Seminars