ERIC Number: ED476854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
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Teacher Quality and Student Educational Attainment: Findings from the National Education Longitudinal Study (1988-2000).
Provasnik, Stephen J.; Stearns, Christina K.
This study used data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88) to explore the relationship of teacher quality to student educational attainment by looking at how the quality of a student's eighth-grade mathematics teacher is related to: (1) the highest academic level of mathematics coursework a student completes in high school; (2) high school graduation rates; and (3) postsecondary degree completion rates. It finds that the quality of a student's eighth-grade mathematics teacher is positively related to the three indicators of educational attainment as long as one does not control for the achievement level of the student's eighth-grade mathematics class. When one controls for the achievement level of the student's class, the quality of the teacher is not a significant predictor of attainment. (Contains 5 tables and 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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