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Farnan, Nancy; Hudis, Paula M.; LaPlante, Arlene – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
In this article, the authors describe how one group of California teacher educators has responded to the call for high school dropout rates with new thinking and action in regard to making teacher preparation a key strategy for reducing the dropout rates, raising student academic achievement, and eliminating the pervasive inequities in learning…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Academic Achievement
Torgerson, Colleen W.; Macy, Susan R.; Beare, Paul; Tanner, David E. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2009
Traditional measures of teachers' competency have been widely criticized for their lack of authenticity and predictive validity. There is little evidence regarding the technical soundness of traditional teacher licensure tests and little research documenting the validity of such tests for identifying competent teachers or effective teaching.…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Performance Based Assessment, Educational Testing