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Teacher Quality

  • ETS Study Links Effective Teaching Methods to Test-Score Gains.
    Reports on the study conducted by Educational Testing Service associate research scientist Harold Wenglinsky on the relationship between indicators of teacher quality on the performance of eighth-grade students in the 1996 National Assessment of Education Progress in the United States. Teachers' classroom practices, professional development experiences and educational backgrounds that affect student performance.
  • Teachers, Growth, and Convergence
    This paper examines the role of individual instruction and teacher quality in determining economic growth and convergence across school districts. The model shows that if teacher quality is more important for human capital accumulation than individual instruction, human capital convergence will occur between two school districts.