ERIC Number: ED460124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Title II Requirements for Schools, Colleges, and Departments of Education. ERIC Digest.
Earley, Penelope M.
During a review of the Higher Education Act (HEA), concern about the quality of teacher education emerged. As a result, Congress created a new teacher quality section in HEA known as Title II, which established grant programs for partnerships between K-12 schools and institutions of higher education and for states to improve teacher quality. It also established new accountability requirements for states and teacher preparation institutions. Congress mandated through Title II that any institutions preparing teachers that received funds through HEA, and any states that received HEA monies, submit annual reports on their efforts to improve teaching quality. These provisions gather information on, and rank within states, teacher preparation institutions. Strong sanctions are associated with Title II for institutions that do not submit reports or provide inaccurate information. States must compile all data submitted by colleges and universities and present information on licensure and certification. A consultative committee of individuals from states, higher education institutions, and the policy community was appointed to help the National Center for Education Statistics construct a reporting system. Reporting guidelines for use by institutions and states covered under HEA Title II were published in 2000. (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II