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Pomerance, Laura; Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2016
Every year about 190,000 teacher candidates graduate from traditional teacher preparation programs believing they are ready to begin the relentlessly demanding career of teaching. Each of these aspiring teachers will have taken at least one education psychology course or instructional methods course (usually both) designed to teach them how…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Textbooks, Textbook Evaluation
Walsh, Kate; Joseph, Nithya; Lewis, Autumn – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2016
Parents sometimes worry that their child's teacher may not be able to manage the classroom, may not be able to inspire students to reach higher levels of learning, or simply may not be up to the job. The responsibility for these worries often falls on a state's teacher preparation programs, so it is crucial that the programs admit only the best…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Admission Criteria, Standards, State Policy
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
Doherty, Kathryn M.; Jacobs, Sandi; Lueken, Martin F. – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2015
Challenging the claims of pension boards and other groups about the cost-effectiveness, fairness and flexibility of the traditional defined benefit pension plans still in place in 38 states, this report includes a report card on each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with a detailed analysis of state teacher pension policies, and…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Geographic Location, Eligibility
Greenberg, Julie; Dugan, Natalie – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2015
This brief quantifies the fundamentally chaotic nature of elementary teacher preparation for initial certification, which is by far the most popular choice of individuals who consider teaching. In order to understand the different approaches taken by programs housed on the same university campus, researchers examined 13 institutions that offer…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Joseph, Nithya; Waymack, Nancy; Zielaski, Daniel – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
While policymakers have been directing considerable attention to teacher effectiveness, one basic aspect of effectiveness has received relatively little attention: teacher attendance. No matter how engaging or talented teachers may be, they can only have an impact on student learning if they are in the classroom. This paper asks a simple question:…
Descriptors: Teacher Attendance, Teacher Influence, Public School Teachers, Employee Absenteeism
Putman, Hannah; Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
Using evidence from more than 500 colleges and universities producing nearly half of the nation's new teachers annually, this report answers two questions that go to the heart of whether the demands of teacher preparation are well matched to the demands of the classroom: Are teacher candidates graded too easily, misleading them about their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Grading, Readiness
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
The "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" presents the most detailed analysis available of each state's performance against, and progress toward, a set of specific, research-based teacher policy goals aimed at helping states build a comprehensive policy framework in support of teacher effectiveness. In this seventh installment of the…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Improvement
Greenberg, Julie; Putman, Hannah; Walsh, Kate – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
This report examines traditional teacher preparation in classroom management, which is a struggle for many teachers, especially new ones. 122 teacher preparation programs--both elementary and secondary, graduate and undergraduate--were examined to review the full breadth of the professional sequence. The following conclusions are made as a result…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Competencies, Program Content
Joseph Nithya; Waymack, Nancy – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
What teachers are paid matters. Many factors play a role in making the decision to become a teacher, but, for many people, compensation heavily influences the decision not only to enter the profession but also whether to stay in it. Compensation certainly influences where a teacher chooses to work. Because school districts take different…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Compensation (Remuneration), School Districts, Economic Factors
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
Since most states adopted college- and career-readiness standards, about one million new teachers have graduated from teacher preparation programs in the United States. With five years lead time on incorporating new standards into policy and practice, this year the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) has expanded its policy analysis to…
Descriptors: Yearbooks, Academic Standards, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
"Teacher Prep Review 2014" is the second edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) annual assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. The "Review" uncovers early evidence that teacher prep programs are beginning to make changes. It arrives at a time of heightened, unprecedented…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness
Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
The "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review" evaluates the quality of programs that provide preservice preparation of public school teachers. The rankings of all 2,400 elementary, secondary, and special education programs included in "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2014" are listed in this appendix as: (1) a numeric national ranking; (2)…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education
Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
The "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review" evaluates the quality of programs that provide preservice preparation of public school teachers. This appendix describes the scope, methodology, timeline, staff, and standards involved in the production of "Teacher Prep Review 2014." Data collection, validation, and analysis for the report are…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Standards
Greenberg, Julie; Walsh, Kate; McKee, Arthur – National Council on Teacher Quality, 2014
The "NCTQ Teacher Prep Review" evaluates the quality of programs that provide preservice preparation of public school teachers. As part of the "Review," this appendix reports on a pilot study of new standards for assessing the quality of alternative certification programs. Background and methodology for alternative…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Standards
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