November 18 | Los Angeles Times

L.A. Unified teachers' effectiveness also varies 'substantially,' says the study, which looked at students' standardized math test scores.

By Teresa Watanabe

A new study has found that inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are disproportionately more likely to be assigned to lower-performing math students, perpetuating the achievement gap.

The study also found that L.A. Unified teachers "vary substantially" in their effectiveness, with top teachers able to give students the equivalent of eight additional months of learning in a year compared with weaker instructors.

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