Improving teacher preparation and selection : lessons from the Pennsylvania experience

@inproceedings{StraussaImprovingTP,
  title={Improving teacher preparation and selection : lessons from the Pennsylvania experience},
  author={Robert P. Straussa and Lori R. Bowesa and Mindy S. Marksb and Mark R. Pleskoc}
}
  • Robert P. Straussa, Lori R. Bowesa, +1 author Mark R. Pleskoc
This paper examines Pennsylvania’s teacher preparation and selection processes over the last decade. Teacher test scores are examined across colleges of education, and extreme differences in teacher test scores are found. Also, extreme variations are evident among districts’ employed teachers. A unique survey of district employment practices reveals that, on average, 40% of a district’s teachers previously attended there as students. An exploratory econometric model indicates that the higher… CONTINUE READING

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