Equal Access to Effective Teaching: What New Research Has to Say About the Problem and a Possible Solution

A Forum and Webinar Hosted by Mathematica and the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education
Dec 10, 2013
Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) sponsored two large-scale studies. The first study uses data from 29 school districts around the country to measure whether disadvantaged students have the same access to effective teaching as other students. The second study was a randomized experiment conducted in 10 school districts around the country to measure the impact of an intervention known as the Talent Transfer Initiative that offers incentives for high-performing teachers to transfer to low-performing schools.

At this forum, a distinguished panel of experts discussed these recently released studies and how they contribute to the broader policy discussion about equal access to effective teaching.