What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews in the Teacher Training, Evaluation, and Compensation topic area focus on interventions aimed at making teachers more effective at improving the academic achievement of students in grades PK–12. Interventions may include teacher preparation programs, teacher induction programs, teacher professional development programs, teacher evaluation systems, and teacher compensation systems. The populations on which these interventions focus are adults who are considering teaching, undergoing teacher preparation, or are already employed in the teaching profession. The review will focus on student achievement and those teacher-level outcomes that have been shown to be related to student achievement (e.g., teacher retention).
Systematic reviews of evidence in this topic area address the following questions:
- Which teacher-focused interventions improve the academic achievement of students in grades PK–12?
- Which teacher-focused interventions improve those teacher outcomes that are associated with student achievement?