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ERIC Number: EJ1070357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-1
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: EISSN-1068 2341
Do Teacher-Coaches Make the Cut? The Effectiveness of Athletic Coaches as Math and Reading Teachers
Egalite, Anna J.; Bowen, Daniel H.; Trivitt, Julie R.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v23 n54 Jun 2015
Math and reading teachers who also coach athletics in the public school system are challenged to balance the responsibilities that come with fulfilling dual occupational roles. While many studies have examined teacher-coaches' stress levels and job perception in the context of role strain, there is no evidence of how student achievement in tested subjects is affected by assignment to these teacher-coaches. A large administrative panel data set provided by the Florida Department of Education allows us to match students to teachers and use a student fixed effects approach to track changes in math and reading test scores over a seven-year time period, from 2002 through 2009. Despite the challenges associated with holding dual occupational roles, we find that students assigned to teacher-coaches perform at the same level
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida