Teacher Effectiveness

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Although many personal, family, and neighborhood factors contribute to a student's academic performance, a large body of research suggests that—among school-related factors—teachers matter most. RAND researchers examine and evaluate methods of measuring teacher effectiveness, as well as the critical relationship between teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

  • A school teacher talks with a student, holding a DNA helix model, photo by Steve Debenport/Getty Images

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    How Teacher Effectiveness Spills Over into Other Classrooms

    May 28, 2019

    Teachers' effectiveness ripples out beyond their own students and affects the experiences of their pupils' future peers. Ignoring these "spillover" effects underestimates a teacher's value by at least 30 percent.

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    Results from the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching Initiative

    Feb 11, 2019

    A multiyear effort aimed at increasing students' access to effective teaching failed to achieve its goals for improved student achievement and graduation. However, the participating school districts and charter management organizations did implement better measures of teaching effectiveness.

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