Everyone asks about student achievement when it comes to our teacher preparation program and we now have an answer. Apparently we had an answer for a while but didn’t know it. After I reached out to Chad Aldeman about his great article on teacher prep, he steered me to his follow on blog on the subject entitled 3 Reactions to our Teacher Prep Reports.
In it he highlights us (the billboard people) and a Texas study that basically showed that there is no statistical difference in student achievement by teacher preparation program.
Essentially – when it comes to helping students, our teachers are as good as teachers coming through standard routes.