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ERIC Number: ED521312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
The Value of Reliable Data: Interactive Data Tools from the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. Policy-to-Practice Brief. Number 1
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) designed the Interactive Data Tools to provide users with access to state and national data that can be helpful in assessing the qualifications of teachers in the states and the extent to which a state's teacher policy climate generally supports teacher quality. The Interactive Data Tools also allow users to understand how other states or regions address important policy issues. The Teacher Recruitment and Retention Data Tool and the Teacher Certification and Licensure Data Tool show not only statewide data but also data specific to districts with varying levels of poverty; urban, rural, and suburban districts; and districts of different sizes. The Teacher Preparation Data Tool shows data disaggregated by gender and ethnicity. The Interactive Data Tools generate user-customized graphs and tables that provide more information about data reliability. To exemplify the Interactive Data Tools, this brief presents several illustrations that reflect real questions the TQ Center has received from its constituents. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 877-322-8700; Fax: 202-223-8939; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A