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Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
Many career and technical education (CTE) courses not only provide students with vocational and technical skills and knowledge, but engage them in academic content as well. Designed thoughtfully, these courses can address rigorous academic content standards and be as intellectually demanding as traditional academic courses (Southern Regional…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teacher Qualifications, Academic Education
Cushing, Ellen; Meyer, Cassandra – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2014
States take a wide range of approaches to Student Learning Objectives (SLO) assessment selection. This "Ask the Team" brief helps states consider the trade-offs between approaches that offer more teacher choice and those that offer better comparability across SLOs. The brief identifies four common approaches to selecting SLO assessments:…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Professional Autonomy, Academic Achievement, State Policy
Han, Grace; Doyle, Daniela – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Teacher residency programs are a relatively new method for building stronger teacher pipelines. Research assessing the impact of these programs is still limited, but some early reports suggest that residency programs hold promise for improving teacher effectiveness and retention rates (Barrett, Hovde, Hahn, & Rosqueta, 2011; Papay, West,…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Benchmarking
Potemski, Amy – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
Across the United States, a wide cross-section of administrators and teachers are learning the ins and outs of setting, assessing, and scoring student learning objectives (SLOs). An SLO is a set of goals that measures an educator's progress in achieving student growth targets. SLOs are particularly helpful for teachers in nontested subjects and…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Standard Setting, Attendance, Student Mobility