ERIC Number: EJ918713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
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It's Easier to Pick a Good Teacher than to Train One: Familiar and New Results on the Correlates of Teacher Effectiveness
Chingos, Matthew M.; Peterson, Paul E.
Economics of Education Review, v30 n3 p449-465 Jun 2011
Neither holding a college major in education nor acquiring a master's degree is correlated with elementary and middle school teaching effectiveness, regardless of the university at which the degree was earned. Teachers generally do become more effective with a few years of teaching experience, but we also find evidence that teachers may become less effective with experience, particularly later in their careers. These and other findings with respect to the correlates of teacher effectiveness are obtained from estimations using value-added models that control for student characteristics as well as school and (where appropriate teacher) fixed effects in order to measure teacher effectiveness in reading and math for Florida students in fourth through eighth grades for eight school years, 2001-2002 through 2008-2009.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Masters Degrees, Majors (Students), Teaching Experience, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Florida