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Teacher Qualifications Associated with Success in Algebra I

February 19, 2020

This REL Central webinar discusses new research on teacher qualifications associated with greater student success in Algebra I. Presenters provide an overview of the REL Central report Associations Between the Qualifications of Middle School Algebra I Teachers and Student Math Achievement. Presenters put forth this new research in conjunction with evidence suggesting that student success in Algebra I is critical for access to high-level math courses. Additionally, they cover background on the design and constructs involved in math teacher certification exams. Teachers’ performance on such exams was shown to be a significant indicator of student performance in Algebra I.


Geoffrey Phelps
Education Testing Service
Neal Finkelstein
Joshua Stewart
REL Central
Mike Siebersma
REL Central