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Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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Clark, Melissa; McConnell, Sheena; Constantine, Jill; Chiang, Hanley – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Schools serving low-income students struggle to attract effective teachers, particularly in science and math. In response to these staffing difficulties, states have tried to lower the barriers to becoming a teacher by establishing "alternative routes to certification." These routes enable teachers to begin teaching before completing all…
Descriptors: Teacher Shortage, Disadvantaged Schools, Alternative Teacher Certification, Low Income Groups
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Lindner, James R.; Rayfield, John; Briers, Gary; Johnson, Larry – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to describe the effects of a graduate student fellowship program on middle school students' attitude toward science and their interest in science. Using a descriptive and correlational research design, data were collected from 588 middle school students (grades 6, 7, and 8). Participants completed a pretest and a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Science Interests
Meyer, Robert; Carl, Bradley; Cheng, Huiping Emily – Council of the Great City Schools, 2010
This report summarizes work conducted to date through the Senior Urban Education Research Fellowship (SUERF) awarded by the Council of the Great City Schools to the Value-Added Research Center (VARC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for work in the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). VARC has utilized its Fellowship award, entitled…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Recognition (Achievement), Secondary Education, Accountability
Clark, Melissa A.; Chiang, Hanley S.; Silva, Tim; McConnell, Sheena; Sonnenfeld, Kathy; Erbe, Anastasia; Puma, Michael – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2013
Teach For America (TFA) and the Teaching Fellows programs are an important and growing source of teachers of hard-to-staff subjects in high-poverty schools, but comprehensive evidence of their effectiveness has been limited. This report presents findings from the first large-scale random assignment study of secondary math teachers from these…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers
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McLeod, Kevin; Huinker, Deann – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2007
There has been much debate in recent years as to the amount and type of mathematical knowledge that teachers need to acquire. One set of recommendations is provided by the Mathematical Education of Teachers (MET) report, produced jointly by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America. This paper reports on efforts…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Teachers