Best evidence in brief: Do teachers get better with more experience?

From experience to meaning...

I don’t want to know what you will think about our family, but my wife and I had some discussion lately about the role of experience in the effectiveness of teachers – we do other topics too, trust me. Luckily there is now a new research review mentioned in the new Best Evidence in Brief :

The Learning Policy Institute has published a review of research into teacher effectiveness as teachers become more experienced. The review takes advantage of advances in research methods and data systems that have allowed researchers to more accurately answer this question. Specifically, by including teacher fixed effects in their analyses, researchers have been able to compare a teacher with multiple years of experience to that same teacher when he or she had fewer years of experience.

The report reviews 30 studies published within the last 15 years that analyze the effect of teaching experience on…

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