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Does teacher testing raise teacher quality?

Joshua David Angrist

Does teacher testing raise teacher quality?

evidence from state certification requirements

by Joshua David Angrist

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Teachers -- Certification -- United States -- States,
  • Academic achievement

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJoshua Angrist, Jonathan Guryan.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- no. 9545., Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 9545.
    ContributionsGuryan, Jonathan., National Bureau of Economic Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20, [7] p. ;
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17612827M
    OCLC/WorldCa51980801

    The Difference is Teacher Quality. in Karl Weber (ed.). Waiting for "Superman": How We Can Save America’s Failing Public Schools. New York: Public Affairs, , pp. Teacher Pay and Teacher Quality 3. words of one of the most prominent studies of the teaching workforce: "It will do little good to raise the standards for entry into the profession of teaching and greatly improve the professional preparation of teach ers if nothing is done to make teaching a more attractive career" (Carn.

    In an era when 78 percent of superintendents evaluate principals on their ability to judge and improve teacher quality, the case that teachers need to be insulated from cavalier management is an increasingly difficult one to make. Across America, employment is normally “at will,” with workers free to quit any time and employers equally free. Start studying ED Study Set Questions. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

    Education researchers gauge the quality of an individual teacher by looking at student test scores. If scores go up in a teacher's classroom, that's a sign the teacher is doing a good job. Education reformers are pushing schools to use test score growth as part of teacher performance evaluations. But experts are urging caution. 1. “Teacher quality” of more interest than ever 2. Higher education teacher education dominates the market 3. Teacher shortages CHALLENGES 1. Lack of belief in and concern about teacher preparation 2. Dominance of individualism in education and ed reform 9.


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Does teacher testing raise teacher quality? by Joshua David Angrist Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although any barrier to entry is likely to raise wages in the affected occupation, the theoretical effects of such requirements on teacher quality are ambiguous. Teacher testing places a floor on whatever skills are measured by the required test, but testing is also costly for by: Although any barrier to entry is likely to raise wages in the affected occupation, the theoretical effects of such requirements on teacher quality are ambiguous.

Teacher testing places a floor on whatever skills are measured by the required test, but testing is also costly for applicants. Economics of Education Review ] (]]]]) ]]]–]]] Does teacher testing raise teacher quality. Evidence from state certification requirements Joshua D.

Angrista, Jonathan Guryanb aDepartment of Economics, MIT, E, 50 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MAUSA and NBER bUniversity of Chicago Graduate School of Business, South Woodlawn Avenue. As noted in the theoretical section, the extent to which teacher testing can raise teacher quality is determined partly by the power of the test as a quality screen.

The screen may be weak since pass rates for the widely-used Praxis II test are very high; about 87% of applicants obtaining a passing score on the composite known as Cited by: The education reform movement includes efforts to raise teacher quality through stricter certification and licensing provisions.

Most US states now require public school teachers to pass a standardized test such as the Praxis. Although any barrier to entry is likely to raise wages in the affected occupation, the theoretical effects of such requirements on teacher quality are Cited by: Downloadable (with restrictions).

The education reform movement includes efforts to raise teacher quality through stricter certification and licensing provisions. Most US states now require public school teachers to pass a standardized test such as the Praxis. Although any barrier to entry is likely to raise wages in the affected occupation, the theoretical effects of such requirements on.

Downloadable. Most US states require public school teachers to pass a standardized test for licensure. Although any such entry barrier is likely to raise wages, the theoretical effects on teacher quality are ambiguous.

Testing places a floor on measured skills, but imposes costs, which may especially deter high-quality applicants. Moreover, testing may disqualify applicants Cited by: Add tags for "Does teacher testing raise teacher quality?: evidence from state certification requirements". Be the first.

Get this from a library. Does teacher testing raise teacher quality?: evidence from state certification requirements. [Joshua David Angrist; Jonathan Guryan; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: The education reform movement includes efforts to raise teacher quality through stricter certification and licensing provisions.

Most US states now require public school. Does Teacher Testing Raise Teacher Quality. Evidence from State Certification Requirements∗ The education reform movement includes efforts to raise teacher quality through stricter certification and licensing provisions.

Most US states now require public school teachers to pass a standardized test such as the Praxis. Teacher Assessment and the Quest for Teacher Quality is an essential resource that provides school leaders, administrators, and teacher educators with a wide range of perspectives on the complex issue of teacher quality.5/5(1).

"Teacher Merit Pay and Student Test Scores: A Meta-Analysis," by Springer with graduate students Lam D. Pham and Tuan D. Nguyen analyzed incentive-pay studies that had been in place for four years Author: Brenda Iasevoli. We asked three experts to debate ideas on how to raise the quality of teachers: Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality, José Luis Vilson, a.

This section is based on an economic model of supply and demand for teachers. 1 The theory is used to both understand the potential consequences of licensure testing for the quality and quantity of beginning teachers and provide guidance as to the kind of information and empirical analysis needed to conduct a quantitative assessment of those consequences.

Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 56, No. 3, May/June / THE NEAR IMPOSSIBILITY OF TESTING FOR TEACHER QUALITY David C.

Berliner Arizona State University The federal No Child Left Behind Act of (NCLB) mandated that a highly qualified teacher be in all our nation’s classrooms by aca-demic year the bar exam, a central mission of teacher edu-cation programs at both the graduate and under-graduate level has become the preparation of students for state certiÞcation and tests.

This paper takes a brief look at the conse-quences of teacher testing for teacher quality, teacher education, and teacher characteristics. Whether or not there is the need to fill vacancies in the classroom due to the high teacher attrition, many countries face, teacher preparation programs should aim at producing quality and effective teacher and not just filling vacancies.

DETERMINANTS OF TEACHER QUALITY. Teacher quality has such enormous influence on students’ learning. By improving teacher quality, they will naturally improve student learning outcomes.

Improved input equals improved output. This is an essential component of school success. Continuous growth and improvement are necessary.

There are many ways that a school leader can improve teacher quality within their : Derrick Meador. The most common criticism of standardized testing is that teachers find themselves “teaching to the test” instead of teaching the various content and skill areas of the curriculum.

In recent years, standardized tests have become the predominant tool used to determine a student’s progress, to promote or retain a student at the current grade level, and to identify if a learning disability Cited by: (Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants for States and Partnerships) legislation encouraged states to institute mandated teacher testing as part of initial state teacher certification.

The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of required a “highly qualified teacher” in all classrooms and public reporting of teacher qualifications. Increasing teacher salaries across the board without consideration of how effective a teacher is in the classroom, then, won't improve teacher quality.

Simply increasing teacher salaries without Author: Marcus Winters. Because teachers’ compensation should reflect the importance of their work, CAP proposes a $10, federal Teacher Tax Credit that would increase pay for eligible teachers in high-poverty schools.those considering aspects of a quality teacher include: • The backgrounds and attributes characterizing effective teachers are more likely to be found outside the domain of schools of education.

• The teacher attribute found consistently to be most related to raising student achievement is verbal ability.