ERIC Number: EJ667240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
The Effectiveness of "Teach for America" and Other Under-certified Teachers on Student Academic Achievement: A Case of Harmful Public Policy.
Laczko-Kerr, Ildiko; Berliner, David C.
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v10 n37 2002
Compared the academic achievements of students taught by undercertified primary school teachers, including teachers from the "Teach for America" program, to those of students taught by regularly certified teachers. Findings for 5 school districts, roughly 300 new teachers, show that students of under-certified teachers make about 20% less academic growth than do students of regularly certified teachers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Public Policy, School Districts, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations
WWC Study Page: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/study/82181