Certified teachers- better results?

ISBN:  978-91-7703-004-1
Pages:  7

Certified teachers- better results?

Author:  Jesper Ahlgren
Publication date:  Sunday, August 23, 2015

As of July 2015, only certified teachers – i e teachers who have completed an accredited teaching degree - are allowed to grade students. In addition, only certified teachers can obtain permanent teaching positions in Swedish schools. In this briefing paper, we find no indications that schools with more certified teachers obtain better result than other schools. Hence, it is unlikely that the reform will improve educational results in Sweden. On the contrary, the reform will most likely increase the problems the Swedish school system is facing.

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