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Frome, Pamela; Lasater, Beth; Cooney, Sondra – Southern Regional Education Board, 2005
The data gathered from the "MMGW" ("Making Middle Grades Work") network schools support the importance of teacher expectations found by other research. Of the four relationships between teacher quality and student achievement, expectations was by far the strongest and extended to reading, mathematics and science. The relationship between high…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Mathematics Achievement, Academic Achievement
Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
How will you know if your state is making progress toward having a qualified teacher in every classroom? One indicator of progress in Goals for Education relates to licensure and certification: "Licensure and certification focus on performance and lead to sufficient numbers of teachers with content knowledge and proven teaching skills to improve…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, National Standards, Academic Achievement, Teacher Certification
Cornett, Lynn M.; Gaines, Gale F. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
This report highlights how key parts of the teacher work force "system" should work together and helps you ask--and answer--questions about emerging solutions that offer promise. Policy-makers in SREB states should focus on five policy areas in which there is now considerable data, plus three emerging policy areas that are growing in importance.…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Institutional Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Policy
Gaines, Gale F. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
Is your state making progress toward having a high-quality teacher in every classroom? How will you know? One indicator of progress in the Challenge to Lead goals refers to teacher compensation: "Salaries, benefits and incentives are competitive in the marketplace. They are aimed at recognized expertise, student performance, state needs and taking…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, State Legislation
Gaines, Gale F. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
One indicator of progress in the Challenge to Lead goals refers to teacher compensation: Salaries, benefits and incentives are competitive in the marketplace. They are aimed at recognized expertise, student performance, state needs and taking on additional or different roles to improve curriculum and instruction." Most Southern Regional Education…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, State Legislation, Budgets, Resource Allocation
Thomas, William R. – Southern Regional Education Board, 2004
Whether new to teaching or an experienced veteran, every teacher needs up-to-date training. How can states provide effective, replicable and scalable professional development to over a million teachers in more than 3,400 school districts in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states? For many years, states attempted to meet this need with…
Descriptors: Internet, Professional Development, Online Courses, Teacher Effectiveness