Does a Teacher's ELL Specialty Trump Overall Value-Added Effectiveness?
Want to find a better teacher for English-language learners? Start by looking for teachers who add the most value for any students, rather than limiting the search to those who may have had specialized training to work with ELLs.
That's the conclusion of a new Stanford University study, "Is a Good Teacher a Good Teacher for All?" in online preview in the journal Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Education researchers , , and