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ERIC Number: ED556316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 84
Abstractor: ERIC
Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Pittsburgh Public Schools
Gonzalez, Angel; Kumar, Sudipti; Waymack, Nancy
National Council on Teacher Quality
The Pittsburgh Public Schools study is the 12th district study since the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) began studying districts in-depth in 2009. The intent of these studies is to give select communities a comprehensive look at what is happening in their local school districts that may be either helping or hurting teacher quality, and to increase the community's understanding of policies and practices that too often are understood only by insiders. This report is an analysis framed around the following five standards supported by research and best practices: (1) Staffing; (2) Evaluation; (3) Talent Management; (4) Compensation; and (5) Professional Culture. Several recommendations are made for each standard, making it clear which authority is in a position to implement the recommendation; that is, Pittsburgh Public Schools through executive action or an action of the school board, Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, or the state. The following are appended: (1) Data Dashboard; (2) Description of Key Standards in the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review; and (3) Pittsburgh Control Variables for Value-Added Measure. [This study was done in partnership with A+ Schools, Pittsburgh's Community Alliance for Public Education and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.]
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 - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Council on Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania