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ERIC Number: ED565683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 439
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing and Credentialing the Nation's Teachers: The Secretary's Ninth Report on Teacher Quality, 2013
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education
This ninth report on teacher quality presents information states reported to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in October 2011. Title II of the "Higher Education Act of 1965" (HEA), as amended in 2008 by the "Higher Education Opportunity Act" (HEOA), requires states to report annually on key elements of their teacher preparation programs and requirements for initial teacher credentialing, kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12), on a State Report Card (SRC) designated by the secretary. The report is intended to provide Congress, aspiring teachers, the education community, researchers and policymakers, and the general public with information that Congress has identified as important to a basic understanding of teacher preparation in America. In this regard, this report provides national information and answers such questions as: (1) How many prospective teachers were enrolled in teacher preparation programs during Academic Year (AY) 2009-10?; (2) What was the demographic composition of these enrollees?; (3) What are the teacher preparation program enrollment trends over the last decade?; (4) How many teacher preparation program enrollees were successful program completers?; (5) What type of teacher preparation program, traditional or alternative route, did the completers attend, and in what proportions?; (6) What state standards and policies guided teacher preparation program development and evaluation?; (7) Which teacher preparation programs have states reported as low-performing or as at risk of being identified as low-performing?; (8) What state requirements and assessment criteria underpin initial teacher credentialing?; (9) How many prospective teachers took state assessments in AY 2009-10 compared to the previous year?; and (10) How many initial credentials were awarded by states to new teachers in AY 2009-10 compared to the previous year? The following are appended: (1) Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), Sections 205-208; and (2) Title II State Report Card on the Quality of Teacher Preparation. [For the prior report, "Preparing and Credentialing the Nation's Teachers: The Secretary's Eighth Report on Teacher Quality Based on Data Provided for 2008, 2009 and 2010," see ED528266.]
Office of Postsecondary Education. 1990 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Postsecondary Education (ED); Westat, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965; Higher Education Act Title II
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDOPE11C0024
IES Cited: ED550491