Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Making a difference: Measuring the effectiveness of Mississippi Teacher Corps teachers as compared to non-Mississippi Teacher Corps teachers
by Guest, James Benjamin, Ph.D., The University of Mississippi, 2012, 74; 3518341
Abstract (Summary)

The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) was founded in 1989. Over the past 23 years more than 500 MTC participants have taught in critical-needs schools in Mississippi. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of Mississippi Teacher Corps teachers as compared to non-Mississippi Teacher Corps teachers.

The method of research was a quantitative analysis of standardized test scores from the "Rural County School District" for school year 2009–2010. The analysis showed that there is no significant difference in mean test scores of students who are taught by MTC teachers as compared to non-MTC teachers but that, in both the fall and spring, student test scores are significantly higher in MTC classrooms.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McClelland, Susan
Commitee: Davis, Doug, Niemeyer, Ryan, Webb, Whitney
School: The University of Mississippi
Department: Educational Leadership, K-12
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: DAI-A 73/12(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: School administration, Curriculum development
Keywords: Effective teaching, Effectiveness, High-poverty, Mississippi Teacher Corps, Teaching
Publication Number: 3518341
ISBN: 9781267495754
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