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Starr, Joshua P. – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The federal "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" (NCLB) legislation required school districts to ensure that all teachers of core academic subjects met the requirements to be designated highly qualified by July 1, 2006. However, because no Maryland counties were able to comply with the 100 percent highly qualified designation by July 1,…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, School Districts, Counties
Nettles, Michael T.; Scatton, Linda H.; Steinberg, Jonathan H.; Tyler, Linda L. – Educational Testing Service, 2011
This report focuses on two aspects of teacher supply and quality: (a) the under-representation of racial/ethnic minorities, especially African Americans in the teaching pool, and (b) teacher candidates' performance on licensure assessments, including general skills tests in reading, writing, and mathematics (known as Praxis I[R]) and selected…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Educational Testing, Teacher Supply and Demand, Standard Setting
McNeal, Kelly; Lawrence, Salika – Online Yearbook of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, 2009
This qualitative, longitudinal study documents the academic and professional journeys of 8 college graduates or "scholars" of the Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow (PT4T) program. Data from this study further contribute to the growing body of research focusing on preparing diverse candidates--particularly those from urban and low…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Testing, Standardized Tests, College Graduates
Nagle, Katherine M.; McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Malmgren, Kimber – Educational Policy Reform Research Institute, 2007
This paper is one of four individual case study reports presenting the qualitative findings from a five-year investigation of the impact of accountability reform on students with disabilities in four states, eight districts, and twenty schools. This case study report presents qualitative data collected over a four-year period--2001-2004--from…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Accountability, Public Schools
Gitomer, Drew H. – Educational Testing Service, 2007
The past eight years have seen an unprecedented level of education policy activity focused on issues of teacher quality. Policies have been developed at federal, state, and institutional levels, and include increased institutional reporting of teacher candidates' test scores, the mandate for Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) in the No Child Left…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Federal Legislation, Educational Testing
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Good, Thomas L.; McCaslin, Mary; Tsang, Henry Y.; Zhang, Jizhi; Wiley, Caroline R. H.; Bozack, Amanda Rabidue; Hester, Waverely – Journal of Teacher Education, 2006
The authors present a program of research on the teaching practices of 1st-year teachers that has evolved within a partnership between and among a university and area school districts. The research links observed 1st-year teaching practices with school level (elementary, middle, high school) and type of teacher preparation (traditional bachelor's…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers
Cramer, Kevin – US Department of Education, 2004
The purpose of this paper is to examine how well-prepared vocational educators are to teach courses and programs that reflect the emphasis on academic skills in the Perkins III legislation. The paper examines the academic skills and pedagogical knowledge of elementary, secondary and secondary vocational candidates to assess how well-prepared…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers