Identifying Effective Teachers Using Performance on the Job (Gordon, Jane, Staiger, 2006)
Researchers analyzed data on teachers’ contribution to student learning and found “…if the effects [of teacher effectiveness] were to accumulate, having a top-quartile teacher rather than a bottom quartile teacher four years in a row would be enough to close the black-white test score gap.”
Good Teaching Matters...a Lot (Haycock, 1998)
This study explores the potential for great teaching to close the achievement gap facing poor and minority children.
Valuing Teachers (Hanushek, 2011)
This study examines the adverse effects students’ low academic achievement has on the United States economy, and how good teaching can rectify the problem.