Monthly Archives: November 2012

Do Teacher Residency Programs Impact Academic Achievement?

That is the question that Assistant Professor of Education and Economics John Papay set out to answer in a recent article published in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis along with former UEP faculty member Martin R. West. Although the authors found little to no performance differences in the short term, the findings suggested that the teachers in the residency program had a substantial increase in mathematics effectiveness by the fourth or fifth year of teaching. However, the authors concluded that over the long term there would only be moderate gains.

Papay, J. P., West, M. R., Fullerton, J. B., & Kane, T. J. (2012). Does an urban teacher residency increase student achievement? early evidence from Boston. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 34(4) pp. 413-434

UEP Alum to Present on the Effects of Poverty on Musical Achievement at 2013 AERA Conference

Billy Buchanan (’10) – a member of UEP IV – will present a paper titled “Effect of Instrument Ownership on Musical Achievement: Results from NAEP 2008” at the 2013 AERA conference. The paper will be presented at the session called “Arts for All: Expanding Access and Quality for Poor and Underserved Youth” as part of the special interest group in Arts and Learning. Jacob Mishook, Senior Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, chairs the Arts and Learning SIG.

UEP Alum to Present on the Effects of Poverty on Musical Achievement at 2013 AERA Conference

Billy Buchanan (’10) – a member of UEP IV – will present a paper titled “Effect of Instrument Ownership on Musical Achievement: Results from NAEP 2008” at the 2013 AERA conference. The paper will be presented at the session called “Arts for All: Expanding Access and Quality for Poor and Underserved Youth” as part of the special interest group in Arts and Learning. Jacob Mishook, Senior Research Associate at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, chairs the Arts and Learning SIG.