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Linking teachers’ knowledge with student performance 2009


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In February 2009 the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia (CEOWA) commissioned Dr Sandy Heldsinger at the Graduate School of Education to conduct a study that explores the relationship between teacher knowledge and growth in student performance.

A value-added analysis using hierarchical linear modeling was undertaken during the study. This technique allowed the estimation of student learning gains after adjusting for their prior achievement, family home background and ATSI status.

Teacher learning Inventories identified teachers’ literacy knowledge in the following areas:

  • Early reading
  • Early writing
  • Upper-primary reading
  • Upper-primary writing

17 CEOWA schools and more than 150 teachers participated in the study. Students in years 3, 5 and 7 at the respective schools were asked to complete WALNA reading tests in March and November 2009.

This study has now been completed.

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