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ERIC Number: ED502243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 44
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Leveling Up: Narrowing the Teacher Academic Capital Gap in Illinois. Illinois Education Research Council. Policy Research Report: IERC 2008-1
White, Bradford R.; Presley, Jennifer B.; DeAngelis, Karen J.
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This study examines the distribution, change, and impact of the Index of Teacher Academic Capital (ITAC) in all Illinois public schools from 2001 to 2006. The ITAC is a school-level composite of five measures: teacher ACT Composite and English scores, teacher Basic Skills Test results, teacher certification status, and teacher undergraduate college competitiveness. We find that students in high-poverty and high-minority schools, especially those in Chicago, had less access to high ITAC than their counterparts elsewhere. However, high-poverty schools statewide and high-minority schools in Chicago also experienced the greatest gains in ITAC over the time period. We show the impact of ITAC by using fixed-effects models, which reveal that schools that increase their ITACs also tend to improve their achievement. (Contains 7 endnotes, 13 figures and 16 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois