WWC review of this study

Are tenure track professors better teachers? (NBER Working Paper 19406).

Figlio, D. N., Schapiro, M. O., & Soter, K. B. (2013). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED544502

  • Quasi-Experimental Design
     examining 
    15,662
     Students
    , grade
    PS

Reviewed: April 2014

At least one finding shows promising evidence of effectiveness
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards with reservations
Academic achievement outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

Grade in another class in subject (non-major classes)

Having Tenure Track Faculty Teach First-Term Freshman-Level Courses vs. Non-tenured track professor

Five years after freshman enrollment

College students;
11,412 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
9
 
More Outcomes

Grade in another class in subject (all classes)

Having Tenure Track Faculty Teach First-Term Freshman-Level Courses vs. Non-tenured track professor

Five years after freshman enrollment

College students;
11,579 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
8
 
Access and enrollment outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

Enrollment in another class in subject (non-major classes)

Having Tenure Track Faculty Teach First-Term Freshman-Level Courses vs. Non-tenured track professor

Five years after freshman enrollment

College students;
15,661 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
12
 
More Outcomes

Enrollment in another class subject (all classes)

Having Tenure Track Faculty Teach First-Term Freshman-Level Courses vs. Non-tenured track professor

Five years after freshman enrollment

College students;
15,662 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


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