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Re: st: Pooling Data

From   David Greenberg <>
Subject   Re: st: Pooling Data
Date   Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:59:40 -0400

And here comes an actual David Greenberg posting. With two districts and a different outcome measure in each one, it is hard for me to see how a multi-level approach could be taken. Maybe sureg?    David Greenberg, Sociology Dept., New York University

----- Original Message -----
From: Clive Nicholas <>
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:38 pm
Subject: Re: st: Pooling Data

> Dennis Kramer replied:
> > I am  attempting to compare the effectiveness of teachers in two
> > districts (based on a common evaluation tool) where the student test
> > scores outcomes are calculated differently. the first district
> > calculates the scores on a cumulative gain index standardized across 
> a
> > number of factors and the other district uses a value-added index.
> I think I'll do my best impersonation of a David Greenberg posting and
> say that, to me, your problem appears to cry out for a multilevel
> modelling solution, perhaps via -gllamm-.
> -- 
> Clive Nicholas
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