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Teacher Quality

By Michelle R. Davis — December 19, 2006 1 min read

“Teacher Pay Reforms” is available from the Center for American Progress.

Teacher quality is the most important school factor influencing student achievement, but there is no specific factor that can predict whether a teacher will be successful, according to a report from the Center for American Progress.

The report from the Washington-based think tank suggests that a specific credential, such as teacher certification, or a particular characteristic cannot be used to determine whether a teacher can provide high-quality instruction. It says, however, that teacher-pay reforms have the possibility of attracting top-quality candidates to the classroom.

A version of this article appeared in the December 20, 2006 edition of Education Week