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ERIC Number: ED544503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "Are Tenure Track Professors Better Teachers?"
What Works Clearinghouse
The study reviewed in this paper examined whether taking a course with a tenured/tenure track professor versus a nontenured/tenure track professor for first-term freshman-level courses (e.g., introductory economics) was associated with whether students enrolled and performed well in future classes in the same subject. The study uses a quasi-experimental research design. As such, it could potentially meet What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards with reservations. However, the WWC does not have enough information about baseline equivalence to determine the study rating at this time. A more thorough review (forthcoming) will determine the rating for the study and report more fully on its results. [The following study is reviewed in this "Quick Review": Figlio, D. N., Schapiro, M. O., & Soter, K. B. (2013). "Are tenure track professors better teachers?" (NBER Working Paper 19406). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from See ED544502. This quick review was prepared for the What Works Clearinghouse by Development Services Group, Inc. under contract ED-IES-12-C-0084]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Illinois