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Reinhardt, M. J.; Moses, T.; Arkansas, K.; Ormson, B.; Ward, G. K. – National Comprehensive Center at Westat, 2020
Learning across the disciplines (e.g., mathematics, science, art) can be enhanced for all students by grounding learning in historical and cultural (Western and Native) knowledge and context. The survival of Native knowledge in the United States depends on the leadership and teaching skills of many traditional and non-traditional educators. The…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Culturally Relevant Education, American Indians, Minority Group Teachers
Coggshall, Jane G.; Bivona, Lauren; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2012
To meet the new and more rigorous college- and career-ready standards for student learning, all of today's students must have access to effective teaching--every day and in every classroom. As teachers and their school leaders are increasingly held accountable for implementing consistently effective teaching, calls for holding the programs that…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Accountability, Program Effectiveness, Stakeholders
McGraner, Kristin L.; VanDerHeyden, Amanda; Holdheide, Lynn – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2011
This innovation configuration offers a set of quantifiable indicators of instructional excellence in mathematics. These indicators are related to improved achievement in mathematics and can be used to improve teacher competencies. The innovation configuration is offered as a means of evaluating and aligning teacher preparation and professional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Evidence, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Competencies
Lasagna, Molly – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Improving teacher preparation for successful teaching in at-risk schools will help at-risk schools and districts by doing the following: (1) Create stability and growth by retaining teachers; (2) Address the equitable distribution of highly qualified teachers; (3) Break the cycle of outdated teaching methods and low expectations; and (4) Raise…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Effectiveness, Educational Improvement, Program Improvement
Putney, LaTisha L. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Qualified special education teachers have a strong foundation in pedagogy and are experts in the characteristics of students with disabilities. They have successfully completed several supervised field and clinical experiences, are adept in the skills of their respective specialty, and have passed the certification or licensure exam attesting to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Teacher Recruitment, Expertise
Schumaker, Jean B. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
One way of helping students with learning disabilities and other struggling learners become independent life-long learners is to teach them how to use learning strategies in effective and efficient ways. Learning strategy instruction is instruction in how to learn and perform in academic environments such that positive outcomes result. Teachers…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Outcomes of Education
Goe, Laura, Ed. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2009
Questions about whether states play a role in ensuring access to high-quality teaching talent in local communities have ceased. Increasingly, states are encouraging and requiring more robust preparation programs; more efficient human resources departments that identify, recruit, place, and support the most effective educators; and more continuous…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Leadership Responsibility, Educational Change
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
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…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2008
Teaching Quality (TQ) Source Tips & Tools: Emerging Strategies to Enhance Educator Quality is an online resource developed by the TQ Center. It is designed to help education practitioners tap into strategies and resources they can use to enhance educator quality. This publication is based on the TQ Source Tips & Tools topic area "Enhancing…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Help Seeking, Leadership Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership
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
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
In many schools and districts, leaders are lacking the necessary skills and preparation for the roles to which they are assigned. Improving the preparation of school and district leaders prior to hiring or promotion can help schools and districts accomplish the following goals: (1) Meet the growing need for highly qualified leaders; (2) Raise…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools
Oliver, Regina M.; Reschly, Daniel J. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
The purpose of this paper is to provide research and recommendations related to teacher quality and effectiveness, specifically addressing the area of classroom management to improve outcomes in general and special education. Focusing on classroom organization and behavior management is necessary as a preventive approach for students who are…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teacher Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, Faculty Development
Dwyer, Carol A., Ed. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2007
The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) was launched in 2005 as part of a comprehensive system of content-based technical assistance to support states in implementing the priorities of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. NCCTQ's mission is to support Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs), states, and other education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness, At Risk Students, Stakeholders
Coggshall, Jane G. – National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, 2006
This comprehensive review of 16 nationally representative public opinion polls conducted between 2000 and 2006 provides insight into how teachers, school administrators, parents, and the general public view the teaching profession. It looks specifically at issues of teacher availability, recruitment, and retention for at-risk and hard-to-staff…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction, Public Opinion