What Studies Say About the Effectiveness of Teachers
EWA has published a new research brief for journalists on what studies tell us about topics that arise often in the debate over teacher effectiveness. The first of a series of EWA research briefs, the paper tackles such timely questions as whether teachers are indeed the most important factor in student achievement; whether value-added measures are reliable; whether advanced degrees or merit pay make a difference; and how students are affected by having several effective—or ineffective—teachers in a row. You can read it all online or download the whole paper. Please give it a read and tell us what you think!