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ERIC Number: EJ1167060
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-8312
Has It Always Been This Way? Tracing the Evolution of Teacher Quality Gaps in U.S. Public Schools
Goldhaber, Dan; Quince, Vanessa; Theobald, Roddy
American Educational Research Journal, v55 n1 p171-201 Feb 2018
There is mounting evidence of substantial "teacher quality gaps" (TQGs) between advantaged and disadvantaged students but practically no empirical evidence about their history. We use longitudinal data on public school students, teachers, and schools from two states--North Carolina and Washington--to provide a descriptive history of the evolution of TQGs in these states. We find that TQGs exist in every year in each state, and for all measures, we consider student disadvantage and teacher quality. But there is variation in the magnitudes and sources of TQGs over time, between the two states, and depending on the measure of student disadvantage and teacher quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Washington
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305C120008