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October 31, 2013 at 3:44 PM
SAT scores and other measures of academic success could be on the rise for teachers just entering the workforce, according to a new study from University of Washington, Bothell, researchers Dan Goldhaber and Joe Walch.
The finding appears in the most recent issue of Harvard University’s Education Next Journal under the headline “Gains in teacher quality.” Goldhaber and Walch assert that long-standing concern about U.S. teachers’ academic proficiency may be overstated, pointing to a 5-percentile point gain on new teachers’ SAT scores between 1993-94 and 2008-09.
October 25, 2013 at 6:30 AM
As in past years, Washington state students scored well on this year’s SAT college-entrance exam, with a combined reading/math average that ranked fourth in the nation.
Among states where at least half of eligible students took the test, Washington students came in first last year.
Even with the slip in ranking, the scores are still a bright spot in the state’s education landscape, showing that Washington students remain competitive with their counterparts across the nation.
Along with the statewide results, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction this year also has made it easier to see the SAT scores of individual schools and school districts.
For district-level scores, see http://www.k12.wa.us/AdvancedPlacement/pubdocs/DIS_HS_WA_PUB_2013.pdf
For school-level scores, see
Those charts also include scores for the SAT subject tests, Advanced Placement tests, and the PSAT.
About the authors
Katherine Long has been a reporter for The Seattle Times since 1990, focusing for the past three years on higher ed, with stories that have ranged from the complexities of prepaid tuition programs to nontraditional ways to earn a degree.
Claudia Rowe joined The Seattle Times’ reporting staff in 2013. She has written about education for The New York Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, among other publications.
Mike Siegel has been a news photographer at the Seattle Times since 1987. His photography was used in a series titled "Methadone and the Politics of Pain," which won a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for investigative reporting.
Janet Horne Henderson is The Times’ education editor. She has directed award-winning stories and projects examining race, immigration, religion and health, in addition to education
Caitlin Moran is community engagement editor for Education Lab. Her role is to help foster constructive dialogue online and in person
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