Teacher Preparation

New Teacher Project Scores High in Louisiana Study

By Vaishali Honawar — December 08, 2008 1 min read
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The New Teacher Project is considered by many to be one of the best alternative teacher- preparation routes out there today. But there have been very few studies so far that demonstrate the effectiveness of the teachers it prepares.

Now, new data in Louisiana show that TNTP teachers outperform beginning and experienced teachers in math, reading, and language arts.

The Louisiana Practitioner Teacher Program of the New Teacher Project certified more than 800 teachers in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, and the study, led by George Noell of Louisiana State University, gave it the highest ranking in each of these subject areas.

The study says the program produces teachers who make “a positive contribution to student achievement from the point of entering the classroom.”

You can read more about the value-added model used by Louisiana State University to measure the effect that teachers from the state’s preparation programs have on student achievement here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.