Teacher quality moderates the genetic effects on early reading.

  title={Teacher quality moderates the genetic effects on early reading.},
  author={Jeanette E Taylor and Alysia D Roehrig and B Soden Hensler and Carol McDonald Connor and Christopher Schatschneider},
  volume={328 5977},
Children's reading achievement is influenced by genetics as well as by family and school environments. The importance of teacher quality as a specific school environmental influence on reading achievement is unknown. We studied first- and second-grade students in Florida from schools representing diverse environments. Comparison of monozygotic and dizygotic twins, differentiating genetic similarities of 100% and 50%, provided an estimate of genetic variance in reading achievement. Teacher… CONTINUE READING