Domestic Public Policy

Validating Teacher Effects on Non-Tested Outcomes

Grant Year: 2016

Martin West and David Blazar will explore whether individual teachers can have a measurable effect on non-cognitive student outcomes, such as behavior, attendance, and perseverance. They will make use of data collected as part of an experimental evaluation of teacher effectiveness to measure whether some teachers are better able than others to improve student attainment of non-cognitive skills, which have been shown to be associated with success later in life. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

Harvard University Domestic Public Policy