Value Added of Teachers in High Poverty Schools and Lower Poverty Schools

  title={Value Added of Teachers in High Poverty Schools and Lower Poverty Schools},
  author={Tim R. Sass and Jane Hannaway and Zeyu Xu and David N. Figlio and Li Feng},
  journal={Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series},
  • T. SassJane Hannaway Li Feng
  • Published 1 November 2010
  • Education
  • Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Research Paper Series
Using student-level microdata from 2000–2001 to 2004–2005 from Florida and North Carolina, we compare the effectiveness of teachers in schools serving primarily students from low-income families (>70% free-and-reduced-price-lunch students) with teachers in schools serving more advantaged students. The results show that the average effectiveness of teachers in high poverty schools is in general less than teachers in other schools and there is significantly greater variation in teacher quality… 

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