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ERIC Number: ED511872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 220
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2009. National Summary
National Council on Teacher Quality
The 2009 edition of the "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) third annual review of state laws, rules and regulations that govern the teaching profession. This year's report is a comprehensive analysis of the full range of each state's teacher policies, measured against a realistic blueprint for reform. The 2009 "Yearbook" revisits most of the goals from the NCTQ's first two editions, with a few new goals added for good measure. With ongoing feedback from state officials, practitioners, policy groups and other education organizations, as well as NCTQ's own nationally respected advisory group, the states have continued to refine and develop their policy goals. Consequently, many of the goals and related indicators have changed from previous reviews. The states' goals meet NCTQ's five criteria for an effective reform framework: (1) They are supported by a strong rationale, grounded in the best research available; (2) They offer practical, rather than pie-in-the-sky, solutions for improving teacher quality; (3) They take on the teaching profession's most pressing needs, including making the profession more responsive to the current labor market; (4) They are for the most part relatively cost neutral; and (5) They respect the legitimate constraints that some states face so that the goals can work in all 50 states. In addition to a national summary report, the researchers have customized the "Yearbook" so that each state has its own report, with its own analyses and data. In addition to giving an overall grade, they also give "sub-grades" in each of the five areas organizing the goals. These grades break down even further, with an eye toward giving a full perspective on the states' progress. It is hoped that the "Yearbook" continues to serve as an important resource for state school chiefs, school boards, legislatures and the many advocates who press hard for reform. (Contains 124 figures.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Daniels Fund; Derek and Candace Fisher Family Foundation; Gleason Family Foundation; George Gund Foundation; Houston Endowment Inc.; Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: United States