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ERIC Number: ED536511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
What the Research Tells Us: Teacher Quality and Teacher Preparation. Information Capsule. Volume 1002
Romanik, Dale
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
This Information Capsule examines a number of important factors associated with teacher quality. Although a clear consensus has not been reached regarding what actually constitutes teacher quality, it is still believed to be the single most important school-related factor affecting student achievement. In fact, a number of researchers have reported that improving teacher quality is more valuable to improving student achievement and more cost effective than class size reduction. Factors associated with teacher quality and addressed in this Capsule include: personal attributes, college degrees, teaching experience, education coursework, certification, teaching out-of-field, subject area competence, literacy level, academic credentials, and teacher salaries. Subsequent to the discussion of these areas, a section follows concerning teacher preparation programs and the importance of their influence on teacher quality.
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Location: Florida