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The Effect of Teacher Looping on Student Achievement : Evidence from Rural China

  title={The Effect of Teacher Looping on Student Achievement : Evidence from Rural China},
  author={Lei Wang and Mengying Wu and Yaojiang Shi and Yazhuo Chen and Prashant Loyalka and James Chu and Kaleigh Kenny and Scott Rozelle},
One form of classroom organization that may influence student achievement is teacher looping – a classroom arrangement in which teachers stay with the same group of students for two or more consecutive years. We employ a student fixed-effects model to estimate the impact of teacher looping on student achievement in rural China. We find that students in looping classrooms perform significantly better than their peers in non-looping classrooms. We also find that poor and boarding students, in… 
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