The Market for Teacher Quality by

  title={The Market for Teacher Quality by},
  author={Eric A. Hanushek and John F. Kain and Daniel M. O’Brien and Steven G. Rivkin}
Much of education policy focuses on improving teacher quality, but most policies lack strong research support. We use student achievement gains to estimate teacher value-added, our measure of teacher quality. The analysis reveals substantial variation in the quality of instruction, most of which occurs within rather than between schools. Although teacher quality appears to be unrelated to advanced degrees or certification, experience does matter but only in the first year of teaching. We also… CONTINUE READING


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