This resource demonstrates how equity audits can support increased achievement for all students, regardless of socio-economic class, and provides “inequity indicators” for evaluating your school.

Teacher Quality Equity

Teacher quality equity

In the last ten years there's been a lot of research done about what makes a difference for student achievement, and it's now clear that the single most important determinant of what students learn is what their teachers know. Teacher qualifications, teachers' knowledge and skills, make more difference for student learning than any other single factor.


Access to high quality teachers is one of the key factors at the school level that influences student achievement, a point on which there is a remarkable level of agreement among educational researchers, policy makers, and practitioners (Cohen & Hill, 2000, 2001; Darling-Hammond, 1999; Ferguson, 1998; Heck, 2007). Specifying exactly what teacher quality is and determining how it should be measured, of course, is a ...

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