Does Mentoring Reduce Turnover And Improve Skills Of New Employees? Evidence From Teachers In New York City
Mentoring has become an extremely popular policy for improving the retention and performance of new teachers, but the authors know little about its effects on teacher and student outcomes. The author studies the impact of mentoring in New York City, which adopted a nationally recognized mentoring program in 2004. The author uses detailed program data to examine the relationship between teacher and student outcomes and measures of mentoring quality, such as hours of mentoring received and the characteristics of mentors.