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Does the Missouri Teacher Career Ladder Program Raise Student Achievement?

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Publication Date: May 2009

Publisher(s): Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Author(s): Kevin Booker; Steven Glazerman

Funder(s): Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Funder(s): Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Topic: Education (Statistics, research, and research methods and financing)

Keywords: Student Achievement; Missouri; Career Ladder Program

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This paper examines the program's effect on student achievement across the state, using longitudinal data on district math and reading scores for 524 Missouri school districts over a nine-year period. The estimated effects of the Career Ladder program range from small positive effects to no effect in both math and reading.