"Going Down With the Ship? The Effect of School Accountability on the Distribution of Teacher Experience in California"
In a study of California schools, David P. Sims, an economics professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, examined the effect that having enough students to constitute a “subgroup” under the federal No Child Left Behind Act had on a school’s ability to make adequate yearly progress and the resulting impact on teacher turnover.
Mr. Sims found that schools with enough Hispanic or black students to be counted as a separate subgroup were less likely to meet AYP under the NCLB law and to lose experienced teachers after failure is made public.
His study was among those recently released at a conference hosted by the Washington-based Urban Institute’s National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research and the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University.
Vol. 29, Issue 01, Page 5Published in Print: August 26, 2009, as NCLB Impacts