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ERIC Number: ED514841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 78
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
State Teacher Policy Yearbook: What States Can Do to Retain Effective New Teachers, 2008. Mississippi
National Council on Teacher Quality
This paper presents the Mississippi edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's 2008 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook". The 2008 "Yearbook" focuses on how state policies impact the retention of effective new teachers. This policy evaluation is broken down into three areas that encompass 15 goals. Broadly, these goals examine the impact of state policy on 1) identifying effective teachers, 2) retaining those deemed effective and 3) exiting those deemed ineffective. While Mississippi is making progress toward meeting some goals, significant room for improvement remains in many others. The state completely missed nine goals, met a small portion of one, partially met two, nearly met one and fully met two. Mississippi's best performances are in its support of differential pay in shortage subject areas and high-needs schools and in its articulated consequences for teachers with unsatisfactory evaluations. Remaining work includes making tenure decisions meaningful, ensuring only factors that advance teacher effectiveness are required for permanent licenses and ensuring its pension system is neutral. Mississippi's progress toward meeting these goals is summarized. The body of the report provides a more detailed breakdown of the state's strengths and weaknesses in each area. Mississippi has an overall performance of D+ for 2008. Goals for each area are appended. (Contains 57 figures.) [Additional support for this document was provided by The Teaching Commission. For the national summary, see ED514690.]
National Council on Teacher Quality. 1420 New York Avenue NW Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-393-0020; Fax: 202-393-0095; Web site: http://www.nctq.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Daniels Fund; Derek and Candace Fisher Family Foundation; Gleason Family Foundation; Houston Endowment Inc.; Joyce Foundation; Koret Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi