TFA: Four Scoops of Extra Learning In Every Bowl

Stephen Sawchuk of EdWeek writes:

Middle school Teach For America teachers in Texas seem to be holding their own in the classroom, outperforming other novice teachers in math, according to a recently released study from the San Antonio, Texas-based Edvance, an independent evaluation firm.

TFA alumni also did better than other veteran teachers in that subject, the study found.

The effect size was equivalent to 4+ months of extra time in school.

Some positive effects for English, too, though smaller.

Hat tip to Eduwonk.