In the News: Instructional Coaching Works, Says a New Analysis. But There’s a Catch

On Teacher Beat, Madeline Will reviews the results of a new study of teacher coaching.

When teachers receive instructional coaching, the quality of their instruction improves enough to also lead to gains in student achievement, years of research show. But there’s a catch, a new analysis found: Larger coaching programs are less effective than smaller ones. So how can coaching be brought to scale while remaining effective?

The study, “Taking Teacher Coaching To Scale,” by Matthew A. Kraft and David Blazar was just published by Education Next.

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