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“Does teacher preparation matter? pupil academic achievement and teacher’s college preparation”

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  • Mason, Patrick L.

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This study examines whether there is differential productivity associated with teachers trained within Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University’s college of education relative to teachers trained in other colleges and schools affiliated with the same university. We also examined whether there is differential productivity associated with alternative majors within and between the college of education and other academic units. We measure the productivity of a teacher by the educational achievement of pupils assigned to that teacher during a given year. We find that among pupils taught by recent graduates of FAMU, there is greater academic achievement among elementary school pupils taught by a teacher with a college major in elementary education than among elementary school pupils taught by a teacher with a college major in either secondary education or a non-education subject area. However, relative to secondary education and non-education majors, elementary education majors provide less value-added in middle school and high school.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20060.

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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:20060

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Keywords: teacher quality; value-added model; historically black colleges and universities; HBCU; teacher productivity; education and value-added;

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  1. Mason, Patrick L., 2010. "Examining FAMU’s supply of teachers: a value-added analysis of college of preparation on pupil academic achievement," MPRA Paper 27904, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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