Teacher reading

There’s a bit more commentary around today responding to my teacher aptitude study with Chris Ryan. Here’s a sampling:

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4 Responses to Teacher reading

  1. Shaun says:


    I liked the piece on teacher education. Quick question: do we know with any degree of certainty or precision what the effect of teaching quality is on student performance? And how do you even measure teacher quality?

  2. Andrew Leigh says:

    Shaun, one way is to use student test score gains. I have a paper on that too (using data from all Qld kids tested in the last 5 years). It’ll be out shortly.

  3. Shaun says:

    Thanks Andrew. That’s interesting – I assume your Qld data links scores to teachers then. If so, if you had more data on the teachers you could link this to your initial proposition about the decline of teacher aptitudes and see whether it was true. I’ll be following your blog closely to see what the results are.

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