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National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
Teacher effectiveness, equitable distribution, and teacher preparation are inextricably linked. Recognizing that evidence-based practices account for at least part of the effects of teachers on achievement and the critical role of teacher preparation, the TQ Center (National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality) offers innovation…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Evidence, Guidelines, Innovation
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Goe, Laura; Croft, Andrew; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2010
Current emphasis on teacher effectiveness in educational policy poses a challenge for the evaluation of special education teachers and English language learner (ELL) specialists. Most evaluation systems focus on student achievement and teacher practice; however, few systems have the capacity to differentiate among specialty area educators, address…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Special Education Teachers, Educational Policy, Special Education
Reschly, Daniel J.; Wood-Garnett, Stephanie – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Response to intervention (RTI) is a decision-making process for (1) identifying gaps between current and desired results; (2) designing, implementing, and revising interventions; (3) matching the degree of educational needs to the intensity of interventions; and (4) implementing interventions at multiple tiers. The process can be applied to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Educational Needs, Intervention
Holdheide, Lynn R.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
Teacher preparation to deliver inclusive services to students with disabilities is increasingly important because of changes in law and policy emphasizing student access to, and achievement in, the general education curriculum. Inclusion of students with disabilities in general education environments has a long history in special education law;…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Inclusion, General Education, Special Education
Smartt, Susan M.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
Despite the fact that the early reading proficiency for all children has become a national mandate captured in both the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the poor performance of America's fourth graders on national examinations of reading proficiency indicates that the nation is far from…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Federal Legislation, Colleges, State Standards