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Author(s):Chait, R
Title:From qualifications to results: Promoting teacher effectiveness through federal policy
Organization:Center for American Progress
Short Description:This paper briefly explains why a focus on effectiveness is needed and how it might work, and it describes current federal policy related to teacher quality.
Annotation:This paper briefly explains why a focus on effectiveness is needed and how it might work, and it describes current federal policy related to teacher quality. It then provides some new ideas about how federal policy can stimulate change at the state and local level to help states and districts move from a qualifications focus to an effectiveness focus: That is, a focus on a teacher’s ability to improve student learning as measured by both value-added measures and other measures.
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Achievement Gap
Elementary School
High School
Middle School
National Perspectives
School Reform
Teaching/Teacher Quality

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