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ERIC Number: ED514861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 80
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
State Teacher Policy Yearbook: What States Can Do to Retain Effective New Teachers, 2008. Maryland
National Council on Teacher Quality
This paper presents the Maryland 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 Maryland is making progress toward meeting a few of the goals, it lags behind other states in most other goals. The state completely missed eight goals, met a small portion of two, partially met three, nearly met one and fully met one. Maryland's best performance is in its requirement of multiple formal evaluations for new teachers. Remaining work includes making tenure decisions meaningful, ensuring only factors that advance teacher effectiveness are required for permanent licenses and articulating consequences for teachers with unsatisfactory evaluations. Maryland'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. Maryland has an overall performance of D- for 2008. Goals for each area are appended. (Contains 57 figures.) [Additional support for the 2008 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" was provided by the Teaching Commission. For the national report, see ED514690.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Daniels Fund; Gleason Family Foundation; Houston Endowment Inc.; Joyce Foundation; Koret FoundationDerek and Candace Fisher Family Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: Maryland