Links in Education Week: July 15, 2009

July 14, 2009 1 min read


‘Value Added’ Gauge of Teaching Probed

“Teacher Quality in Educational Production: Tracking, Decay, and Student Achievement” will be published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics

“Does Student Sorting Invalidate Value-Added Models of Teacher Effectiveness?” is being revised for the journal Education Finance and Policy

“Estimating Teacher Impacts on Student Achievement” is from the National Bureau of Economic Research


Poll Finds No Agreement on Pay

“Exploring the Possibility and Potential for Pay for Performance in America’s Public Schools” is from American Association of School Administrators

Latino Teens and Biculturalism

“Acculturation and Adjustment in Latino Adolescents: How Cultural Risk Factors and Assets Influence Multiple Domains of Adolescent Mental Health” is from The Journal of Primary Prevention

NRC Calls for Bolstering Preschool Math

“Mathematics Learning in Early Childhood: Paths Toward Excellence and Equity” is from the National Research Council


“Hi-Tech Cheating: Cell Phones and Cheating in Schools: A National Poll” is from Common Sense Media

School Behavior

“Use of a Social and Character Development Program to Prevent Substance Use, Violent Behaviors, and Sexual Activity Among Elementary-School Students in Hawaii” is from the American Journal of Public Health


Native American Students

“Achievement Gap Patterns of Grade 8 American Indian and Alaska Native Students in Reading and Mathematics” is from the Institute of Education Sciences

Childhood Obesity

“Do School Lunches Contribute to Childhood Obesity?” is from the Journal of Human Resources

Cyber Safety

“PointSmart.ClickSafe: Task Force Recommendations for Best Practices for Online Safety and Literacy” is from PointSmart.ClickSafe

What Works Clearinghouse

SuccessMaker and Lexia Reading


From the Docket

Links to all the cases mentioned can be found here


Guidance Would Allow Waivers on Title I Stimulus Funds

Draft guidance to states and school districts can be found here