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ERIC Number: ED555674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
Tiered Licensure: Connecting Educator Effectiveness Policies. Ask the Team
Paliokas, Kathleen
Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
Multitiered licensure structures can provide educators incentives to develop and improve their performance as they work toward advanced status. When working in tandem with compensation, career ladders, and ongoing professional learning policies, licensure can be a lever to promote educator development, advancement, and retention. Licensure requirements also provide districts with an accountability mechanism and help districts determine which teachers and principals should advance within the profession. Ensuring alignment across the multiple policy areas that connect with licensure policies is critical for developing a tiered licensure system that supports a coherent approach to promoting educator effectiveness. Several states are in the beginning stages of creating a tiered teacher-level licensing structure (e.g., standard, professional, master, or lead levels). This "Ask the Team" brief was developed to provide states and regional centers with a quick guide to the current development of tiered licensure across the United States.
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at American Institutes for Research
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico; Ohio