ERIC Number: EJ1054567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Teacher Qualifications and Productivity in Secondary Schools
Shuls, James V.; Trivitt, Julie R.
Journal of School Choice, v9 n1 p49-70 2015
This study examined the relationship between observable teacher characteristics and productivity as measured by an increase in student achievement on a standardized test using a value-added approach. This analysis focused on teachers of algebra, geometry, and 11th grade English Language Arts in Arkansas. The authors generated a value-added score at the school-course level and attributed that score to each teacher of that course in the school. The authors then regressed observable teacher characteristics on the value-added measure. The authors found no evidence that teacher certification route affects student tests scores, but found that higher ability math teachers do lead to higher scores.
Descriptors: Teacher Qualifications, Productivity, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Mathematics Teachers, English Teachers, Geometry, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Scores, Algebra, English, Language Arts, Teacher Certification, Educational Policy, Alternative Teacher Certification, Benchmarking, Majors (Students), Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
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