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ERIC Number: ED530920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-1
Pages: 488
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2011 Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs
Tennessee State Board of Education
The Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation in 2007 requiring that the State Board of Education produce an assessment on the effectiveness of teacher training programs. The law requires that the report includes data on the performance of each program's graduates in the following areas: placement and retention rates, Praxis II results, and teacher effect data based on the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores. This year's report card includes several additional indicators for each program; more information on the changes and additions can be found in the following section. The information contained herein is to establish a baseline for teacher training programs and for the public to evaluate and review program effectiveness, based on specific measures of quality as defined by Tennessee Code Annotated 49-5-108. The following changes have been put into effect for the 2011 report: (1) The individual program reports include a summary page with information about the teacher training program as well as demographic and academic information on program completers; (2) The program reports also include a map of where the most recent cohort of completers is currently teaching; (3) There are additional documents to help the reader understand the data--the "Glossary of Terms and How to Read the Program Reports"; (4) The Executive Summary includes specific findings from the data; (5) There is now a Tennessee State Profile with statewide data and program comparisons; and (6) Teacher training programs reported student data directly to THEC, ensuring that programs have the ability to accurately claim completers. Appended are: (1) Technical Report provided by the SAS Institute; and (2) Teacher Effect Tables. A glossary of terms is included. Individual sections contain footnotes. [For the 2010 report, "Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs," see ED514363.]
Tennessee State Board of Education. 710 James Robertson Parkway 9th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243. Tel: 615-741-2966; Fax: 615-741-0371; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Board of Education; Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Praxis Series