Published Online: February 29, 2012
Published in Print: February 29, 2012, as The Master's Degree Effect?

The Master's Degree Effect?

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Contextual data collected in connection with the National Assessment of Educational Progress show that, in every year since 2005, students whose teachers hold master's degrees have scored higher on the NAEP math and reading exams than those whose teachers have only bachelor's degrees. The below charts show the comparative average scores in reading.

NAEP on 'The Master's Degree Effect'

*Significantly different from bachelor's degree

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress, various years, 2005-2011 reading assessments.

Vol. 05, Issue 02, Page 9

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