Study: Traditionally certified teachers don't perform better

11/20/2006 | New York Sun, The

Uncertified and alternatively certified teachers initially do worse than traditionally certified peers, as measured by their students' test scores, but by their third year in the classroom those educators perform just as well as their traditionally licensed counterparts, finds a new study due out today by the Hoover Institute. Researchers say the findings suggest school systems should concentrate more on getting rid of poorly performing probationary teachers and less on certification issues.

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