ERIC Number: EJ1061547
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Teacher Effectiveness: An Analysis of Licensure Screens
Shuls, James V.; Trivitt, Julie R.
Educational Policy, v29 n4 p645-675 Jun 2015
Historically, the government has sought to improve the quality of the teacher workforce by requiring certification. Teachers are among the most licensed public personnel employees in the United States. Traditionally, an education degree with a student teaching experience and passage of licensure exams were necessary for licensure. In the 1980s, alternative paths to certification developed. In this article, we evaluated the impact of licensure screens and licensure routes on student achievement. Our findings from an analysis of Arkansas data suggest that there is little difference in terms of quality between traditionally and alternatively certified teachers. However, licensure exams do have some predictive power.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Certification, Alternative Teacher Certification, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Predictor Variables, Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Achievement, Language Arts, Standardized Tests
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Identifiers - Location: Arkansas