Sunday, July 01, 2012

Teacher Turnover Affects All Students' Achievement, Study Indicates

Experience matters.  Teacher turnover can be harmful even with respect to the very indicators that we care about.

Important study.  Available at this site via pdf.


Education Week's blogs > Teacher Beat

When teachers leave schools, overall morale appears to suffer enough that student achievement declines—both for those taught by the departed teachers and by students whose teachers stayed put, concludes a study recently presented at a conference held by the Center for Longitudinal Data in Education Research.

The impact of teacher turnover is one of the teacher-quality topics that's been hard for researchers to get their arms around. The phenomenon of high rates of teacher turnover has certainly been proven to occur in high-poverty schools more than low-poverty ones. The eminently logical assumption has been that such turnover harms student achievement.
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