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
Meets WWC standards with reservations

Reviewed: February 2016

Study sample characteristics were not reported.
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards with reservations

Reviewed: July 2008

Academic achievement outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
index

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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