Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Teacher math and literacy skills: International study

When compared to both their peers internationally and fellow American college graduates, U.S. teachers have middling math and literacy skills, finds a group of international researchers. They conclude that boosting salaries would be one way to attract higher-skilled individuals into teaching. The report asserts "differences in teacher cognitive skills are a significant determinant of international differences in student performance."
Hanushek, E., Piopiunik, M., & Widerhold, S. (2014). The value of smarter teachers: International evidence on teacher cognitive skills and student performance. Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.

No comments: