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ERIC Number: ED558999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 63
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Examining the Early Impacts of the Leading Educators Fellowship on Student Achievement and Teacher Retention. Research Report
Mihaly, Kata; Master, Benjamin K.; Yoon, Cate
RAND Corporation
The Leading Educators Fellowship program selects promising mid-career teachers through a competitive application process and develops their skills as leaders of school improvement efforts. The specific objectives of the program are to (1) increase the leadership skills and capacity of teacher leaders in order to improve student achievement in high-need schools and (2) retain highly effective teachers in high-need schools by encouraging commitment to the schools and improving the school leadership pipeline. This report presents findings from preliminary analyses of the program's impacts on student achievement and teacher retention in both Louisiana and Missouri in the 2011-2012 through 2013-2014 school years for teachers who are program fellows and for the teachers mentored by fellows. The findings from this early analysis of the program impacts of fellows are promising but mixed, and overall do not conclusively demonstrate that the program has affected student achievement. For mentees, the findings show some positive effects on student achievement among mentees who teach math and social studies in Louisiana. The findings do not point to a consistent pattern of retention impacts across cohorts or states. Future analyses with larger samples of both fellows and mentees will provide greater statistical power for more reliably detecting any true program effects. A technical appendix contains propensity score matching and power analyses.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Walton Family Foundation; Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Authoring Institution: RAND Education; RAND Corporation
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana; Missouri