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2010

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Student achievement

Claremont Colleges

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A State Level Analysis Of Teach For America's Impact On Student Achievement, Steven Ferguson Jan 2010

A State Level Analysis Of Teach For America's Impact On Student Achievement, Steven Ferguson

CMC Senior Theses

Teach For America (TFA) has seen its profile and list of donors expand tremendously in recent years. Despite its success in attracting support, research on the effectiveness of the program has been inconclusive. This study investigates the impact of TFA on student achievement measured at the state level. Panel data from grades 4 and 8 are analyzed to examine how the presence of TFA corps members in a state impacts student test scores compared to states which have no TFA corps members.