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ERIC Number: EJ917398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Do Students Learn More with a Certified Teacher? A Comparison of Algebra I Students Taught by Certified and Noncertified Teachers
Ringrose, Laura; Adkison, Judith
Teacher Education and Practice, v22 n1 p10-28 Win 2009
All states have authorized alternatives to traditional teacher preparation programs, and many allow school districts to hire noncertified instructors. Broadening access to teaching has increased the number of available teachers, but the effects on student learning are debatable. This article discusses the research on certification and student learning in mathematics and the overall inconclusive results. It presents a study focusing on Algebra I teachers, which found a significant performance difference between the students of certified and noncertified teachers. The effect size of having a certified teacher was small. The article examines reasons for this result and suggests other research directions. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
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Language: English
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