Tuesday, February 10, 2009

No difference in Teachers certified by standard method

vs alternative methods according to a US Dept of Education study. None, Zip, Zero, Nada.

The evaluation found that students of teachers who chose to enter teaching through an alternative route did not perform statistically different from students of teachers who chose a traditional route to teaching. This finding was the same for teachers coming from those programs that required comparatively many as well as few hours of coursework; however, among those teachers who reported taking coursework while teaching, their students performed lower than their counterparts.