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Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement


Donald Boyd


SUNY at Albany

Pamela Grossman


Stanford University - School of Education

Hamilton Lankford


SUNY at Albany - College of Arts and Sciences

Susanna Loeb


Stanford University; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

James H. Wyckoff


SUNY at Albany - College of Arts and Sciences

September 2008

NBER Working Paper No. w14314

Abstract:     
There are fierce debates over the best way to prepare teachers. Some argue that easing entry into teaching is necessary to attract strong candidates, while others argue that investing in high quality teacher preparation is the most promising approach. Most agree, however, that we lack a strong research basis for understanding how to prepare teachers. This paper is one of the first to estimate the effects of features of teachers' preparation on teachers' value-added to student test score performance in math and English Language Arts. Our results indicate variation across preparation programs in the average effectiveness of the teachers they are supplying to New York City schools. In particular, preparation directly linked to practice appears to benefit teachers in their first year.

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Date posted: September 8, 2008  

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Boyd, Donald and Grossman, Pamela and Lankford, Hamilton and Loeb, Susanna and Wyckoff, James H., Teacher Preparation and Student Achievement (September 2008). NBER Working Paper No. w14314. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1264576

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Donald Boyd
SUNY at Albany ( email )
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States
Pamela Grossman
Stanford University - School of Education ( email )
Stanford, CA 94305-3096
United States
Hamilton Lankford
SUNY at Albany - College of Arts and Sciences ( email )
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States
Susanna Loeb (Contact Author)
Stanford University ( email )
School of Education 402P CERAS, 520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
650-725-4262 (Phone)
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
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James H. Wyckoff
SUNY at Albany - College of Arts and Sciences ( email )
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States
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