The Atlantic Cites Research by Prof. Wyckoff in New Article About the Battle Over Teacher Evaluation


03/08/2016

The Atlantic

Jim Wyckoff has research on teacher evaluations cited in new Atlantic article.

A New Era for the Battle Over Teacher Evaluations

And there’s emerging evidence that the reforms are improving public education's bottom line. In addition to the Tennessee results, the researchers Thomas Dee of Stanford and James Wyckoff of the University of Virginia recently reported that the departure of low-rated teachers under the District of Columbia’s new evaluation system, combined with a push to recruit strong replacements, “substantially improves teaching quality and student achievement in [Washington’s] high-poverty schools.” They found that students with replacement teachers learned the equivalent of between a third and two-thirds of a year of additional study in math, and nearly as much in reading.