WWC review of this study

Making a difference? The effects of Teach for America in high school (CALDER Working Paper 17).

Xu, Z., Hannaway, J., & Taylor, C. (2007). Washington, DC: National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED509654

  • Quasi-Experimental Design
     examining 
    285,642
     Students
    , grades
    9-12

Reviewed: February 2016

Meets WWC standards with reservations
Study sample characteristics were not reported.

Reviewed: July 2008

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
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Evidence
tier

Regression coefficient on having a TFA teacher

Teach for America (TFA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Overall;
285,642 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
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Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • 1% English language learners

  • Female: 50%
    Male: 50%
  • Race
    Black
    35%
    White
    53%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    6%
    Not Hispanic
    94%
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