Teacher Residents Seen Outpacing Peers in Later Years

December 15, 2011

The CEPR study on the Boston Teacher Residency is featured in the following EdWeek article.

Math teachers trained through the Boston Teacher Residency program are, on average, initially less effective at raising student scores in that subject than other novice teachers. But within five years, their instruction in that subject improves rapidly enough to surpass the effectiveness of their colleagues, a new study concludes.

For English/language arts, the residency-trained teachers were no more effective at improving student achievement than other new teachers.

The Boston program did, however, succeed in drawing a more ethnically diverse group of teachers to the profession than is typical; its candidates were more likely to teach the hard-to-fill subjects of ...

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