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Rickenbrode, Robert; Drake, Graham; Pomerance, Laura; Walsh, Kate – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2018
The "2018 Teacher Prep Review" examines the results of rating 567 traditional graduate programs, 129 alternative route programs, and 18 residencies preparing both elementary and secondary teachers. The Review includes recommendations for programs to make changes to improve the quality of teachers entering the profession and highlights…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Study, Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education
Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2015
Ever so slowly, the United States is taking a harder look at how its teacher preparation schools are improving the quality of the teachers they produce. The signs are everywhere--from proposed federal action to state legislatures and school boards passing new oversight laws and regulations, to a newly marshaled push for stronger accreditation by…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2008
The nation's higher goals for student learning in mathematics cannot be reached without improved teacher capacity. To accomplish these goals an analysis of current teacher preparation in mathematics is necessary, along with the development of an agenda for improvement. Based on groundwork laid during a meeting in Washington, D.C. in March 2007,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness, Textbooks, Course Descriptions
Walsh, Kate; Glaser, Deborah; Wilcox, Danielle Dunne – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2006
The persistent reading struggles and failure of nearly 40 percent of all American children, little improved over time, has led to aggressive government-funded efforts in school districts to train veteran teachers in the science of reading. The accumulated scientific findings of nearly 60 years of research gained the nation's attention with the…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Teacher Effectiveness, Oral Reading, Textbooks