Value Added Assessment of Teacher Preparation in Louisiana: 2004-2005 to 2006-2007
Department of Psychology, Louisiana State University
George H. Noell, Bethany A. Porter, R. Maria Patt, and Amanda Dahir
November 2008


This report contains analyses “examining the degree to which recent graduates of specific teacher preparation programs were associated with increased or decreased educational attainment of students taught by their graduates as compared to experienced teachers.” Among other findings, the report concluded that teachers who were not certified in the content area they were teaching were less effective than those teachers that were content certified.

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