Blog: Education by the Numbers

Teach for America teachers found to be at least as effective as other math teachers

A new Institute of Education Sciences study conducted by Mathematica found that middle and high school math teachers from Teach For America and the TNTP Teaching Fellows programs were as effective as, and in some cases more effective than, other math teachers in the same schools. It’s a note-worthy finding because TFA teachers are often criticized for not having enough teaching experience.

The study found that students of TFA teachers received the equivalent of 2.6 additional months of learning. Here’s the full report.

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