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June 27, 2016

Gap Growing in Teacher-Turnover Rates: Research

Teachers coming from alternative programs leave the profession at higher rates than their traditionally certified peers, and that gap is growing, a study finds.

June 06, 2016

The Gates Foundation's Teaching Partnerships: 5 Early Research Takeaways

Research on the Gates Foundation's ambitious district-level teacher projects found student-achievement upticks in 2013-14, but findings overall are mixed.

May 19, 2016

edTPA Teaching Exam's Ties to Effectiveness Mixed, Study Finds

Candidates who got a passing score on the edTPA in Washington helped their students perform better in reading than those who didn't.

March 14, 2016

Hire Better Teachers by Stressing Auditions, Academic Background: Study

District could see benefits from hiring teachers who ace audition lessons and have strong academic backgrounds, a study concludes.

March 01, 2016

Despite Teacher-Evaluation Changes, the 'Widget Effect' Is Alive and Well

Teacher evaluation has been overhauled in dozens of states, but those changes haven't affected the cultural norms that can lead to inflated ratings.

February 23, 2016

Pairing Teachers Together Strategically Can Boost Student Performance, Study Says

Teacher collaboration on a specific skill area can boost a weaker teacher's performance, an experiment finds.

February 03, 2016

50 Years of Research Show Good Teaching Matters. Now What?

The Coleman report's conclusions about teacher quality hold up today, even though there is much debate about policies like evaluation and pay.

January 25, 2016

Replacing Some D.C. Teachers Boosted Achievement (But Your Mileage May Vary)

When low-performing teachers were replaced with new teachers, students did significantly better, the study found.

January 22, 2016

Class Composition Can Bias English Teachers' Observation Scores, Study Finds

English teachers with higher-achieving students tended to get better scores on part of a popular teacher-evaluation framework.

November 11, 2015

Research Group Latest to Caution Use of 'Value Added' for Teachers

The American Educational Research Association lists eight principles that it says must be considered before using VAM to judge teachers or teaching programs.

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