Do Low-Income Students Have Equal Access to the Highest-Performing Teachers?
Most research on equal educational opportunity has focused on inputs like teacher experience and degrees. This brief estimated teachersâ€™ value added (contribution to student achievement growth) and measured access to highest-performing teachers in high- and low-poverty schools. Across 10 selected districts in seven states students in the highest-poverty schools had unequal access, on average, to the districtâ€™s highest-performing middle school teachers. The pattern for elementary school was less clear. The degree of equal access varied by district.
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