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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Carney, Molly Cummings; Keefe, Elizabeth Stringer; Burton, Stephani; Chang, Wen-Chia; Fernández, M. Beatriz; Miller, Andrew F.; Sánchez, Juan Gabriel; Baker, Megina – Teachers College Press, 2018
Teacher accountability has been a major strategy for "fixing" education for the last 2 decades. In this book, Cochran-Smith and her research team argue that it is time for teacher educators to reclaim accountability by adopting a new approach that features intelligent professional responsibility, challenges the structures and processes…
Descriptors: Accountability, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Teacher Responsibility
Suckow, Marjorie A. – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2018
This report presents the "Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2016-2017" as required by Title II of the Higher Education Act. In 2008, the law was reauthorized and changes were made to the Title II data collection and reporting requirements. The 2008-09 reporting year was the pilot year in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Enrollment
Kuenzi, Jeffrey J. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Quite commonly, reports on elementary and secondary school teachers begin with the rather obvious notion that the quality of instruction is critical to student learning. Decades of federal policymaking have been built on the premise that good pre-service preparation is an effective route to quality teaching and, ultimately, improved educational…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Hegji, Alexandra – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA; P.L. 89-329), as amended, authorizes a broad array of federal student aid programs that assist students and their families with financing the cost of a postsecondary education, as well as programs that provide federal support to postsecondary institutions of higher education (IHEs). Programs authorized by the…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Federal Aid
Suckow, Marjorie A. – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2017
This report presents the "Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2015-2016" as required by Title II of the Higher Education Act. In 2008, the law was reauthorized and changes were made to the Title II data collection and reporting requirements. The 2008-09 reporting year was the pilot year in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College Admission, Admission Criteria, Enrollment
Mitchel, Ashley LiBetti; Aldeman, Chad – Bellwether Education Partners, 2016
States, programs, and schools have long focused on the inputs of teacher preparation--the rules for candidates and the preparation programs they attend--because inputs were thought to predict teacher effectiveness, and because they were often the best option available. But in the early 2000s, policymakers began trying to evaluate preparation…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Outcomes of Education, Accountability, Program Effectiveness
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Cochran-Smith, Marilyn; Stern, Rebecca; Sánchez, Juan Garbiel; Miller, Andrew; Keefe, Elizabeth Stringer; Fernández, M. Beatriz; Chang, Wen-Chia; Carney, Molly Cummings; Burton, Stephani; Baker, Megina – National Education Policy Center, 2016
Teacher preparation has emerged as an acutely politicized and publicized issue in U.S. education policy and practice, and there have been fierce debates about whether, how, by whom, and for what purposes teachers should be prepared. This brief takes up four major national initiatives intended to improve teacher quality by "holding teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accountability, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Quality
Suckow, Marjorie A. – California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2016
This report presents the "Annual Report Card on California Teacher Preparation Programs for the Academic Year 2014-2015" as required by Title II of the Higher Education Act. In 2008, the law was reauthorized and changes were made to the Title II data collection and reporting requirements. The 2008-09 reporting year was the pilot year in…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2016
This 10th report on teacher quality presents information states reported to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) in October 2012, October 2013, and October 2014. "Title II" of the "Higher Education Act of 1965" ("HEA"), as amended in 2008 by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), requires states to…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Programs, Alternative Teacher Certification
Data Quality Campaign, 2015
States are uniquely positioned to provide feedback to teacher preparation programs (TPPs) on the effectiveness of the teachers they train, and to provide information about the quality of TPPs to the public. States have been building the significant data capacity to reliably and securely link teachers with their students' achievement and growth…
Descriptors: Data, Quality Assurance, Feedback (Response), Teacher Education Programs
New Leaders, 2014
Despite the recent push to design and adopt educator evaluation systems, many states and local educational agencies (LEAs) have focused primarily on teacher evaluations and lack the appropriate attention to design and implementation of school leader evaluations and aligned professional development. And, since principals are responsible for…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Principals, Federal Programs, Federal Legislation
New Leaders, 2014
Accounting for a quarter of a school's impact on student achievement, principals are the leverage point for education reform and the primary drivers of school improvement. School leaders have a greater influence on all students than teachers, and are the best long-term investment in effective teaching at scale. The current system of principal…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrator Qualifications
Office of Postsecondary Education, US Department of Education, 2013
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…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2012
The tenor of discussions held in Washington last week by negotiators rewriting federal rules on teacher preparation underscored deep-seated philosophical divisions within the field, including the thorny issue of how much responsibility schools of education should bear for producing effective teachers. Though the panelists did reach compromises on…
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Federal Aid, Federal Government
Haynes, Mariana – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2010
Results from national reading assessments reveal that millions of young people leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills required for career and college success. Young adults who lack reading and writing proficiency will likely be relegated to the ranks of unskilled workers in a world where literacy is an absolute…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Writing Skills, Reading Instruction
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