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ERIC Number: ED531024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 162
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook. Rhode Island
National Council on Teacher Quality
For five years running, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has tracked states' teacher policies, preparing a detailed and thorough compendium of teacher policy in the United States on topics related to teacher preparation, licensure, evaluation, career advancement, tenure, compensation, pensions and dismissal. The "2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook" includes NCTQ's biennial, full review of the state laws, rules and regulations that govern the teaching profession. This year's report measures state progress against a set of 36 policy goals focused on helping states put in place a comprehensive framework in support of preparing, retaining and rewarding effective teachers. For the first time, the "Yearbook" includes a progress rating for states on goals that have been measured over time. An overall progress ranking is also included, showing how states compare to each other in moving forward on their teacher policies. Rhode Island received a B- Overall 2011 Yearbook Grade. Rhode Island ranks 5th among states and has made very high progress compared to other states. Highlights from recent progress in Rhode Island include: (1) Evidence of student learning in teacher evaluations; (2) Tenure decisions connected to evidence of teacher effectiveness; (3) Licensure advancement and renewal connected to teacher effectiveness; (4) Dismissal for classroom ineffectiveness; and (5) Teacher preparation program admission requirements. (Contains 141 figures.) [For the full report, "State Teacher Policy Yearbook, 2011. National Summary," see ED528825.]
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:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Carnegie Corporation of New York; George Gund Foundation; Gleason Family Foundation; Joyce Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island