Study: Parents consider more than test scores when requesting teachers

11/27/2007 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

Parents are more concerned about teachers' abilities to meet students needs than to raise test scores, according to a new study. The study examined a U.S. school district where parents are allowed to request certain teachers. In more the half those requests, parents asked for teachers with high "satisfaction" ratings rather than teachers with high achievement ratings. "What parents want schools to produce is much broader than test score gains," said study co-author Lars Lefgren, a Brigham Young University associate professor.

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