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“Can UTeach? Assessing the Relative Effectiveness of STEM Teachers”
By Madeline Will — June 19, 2018 1 min read
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Texas science and math teachers who are trained using the UTeach program are better at raising student-test scores than other teachers in the state, says a new study in the journal Economics of Education Review.

Aspiring teachers enrolled in UTeach earn a degree in mathematics or science alongside a teaching credential in four years. Researchers found the difference between the performance of UTeach graduates who teach in high school and their non-UTeach peers was greater than the gap between new teachers and those with 10 years of experience.

The American Institutes for Research measures the impact of UTeach teachers—from the University of Texas at Austin and six other universities in the state—on student-test scores for middle school math, high school math (mostly algebra), and high school science (mostly biology) from 2010 to 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 20, 2018 edition of Education Week as Science Education

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