The Effects of Teach For America on Students: Findings from a National Evaluation

Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Mathematica Policy Research
Jun 09, 2004
Paul T. Decker, Daniel P. Mayer, and Steven Glazerman

Students of Teach For America teachers outscored their schoolmates on math achievement tests, and matched their average performance in reading, according to the findings from the first national evaluation of the impact of TFA teachers on student learning. The large-scale random assignment study, which compared the performance of TFA corps members to that of other novice and veteran teachers in the same elementary schools, also found differences in classroom management and teacher backgrounds.

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