A non-technical research brief for policymakers and practitioners summarizing the three-year study from the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project on identifying effective teaching while accounting for differences among teachers' students, on combining measures into composites, and on ensuring reliable classroom observations.
The MET project is a research partnership of academics, teachers, and education organizations committed to investigating better ways to identify and develop effective teaching.
An inside look at some of the top teacher prop programs. Takes a close look at the quality of training provided by 2,420 teacher preparation programs across the country.
The first edition of the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review is an unprecedented evaluation of more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers. As a consumer tool, it allows aspiring teachers, parents and school districts to compare programs and determine which are doing the best -- and worst -- job of training new teachers.
Videos of some of the stand-out teacher prep programs:
May 2012 Information on the preparation provided to teacher candidates from teacher training programs so that they can fully use assessment data to improve classroom instruction.
SOURCE National Council on Teacher Quality
The Teacher Prep Review Honor Roll Among the 1,200 programs in the Review which were assigned ratings, there were 105 stand-outs that earned three or more stars. These programs generally combine an eye for the talent teachers need, strong content knowledge preparation, and well-structured opportunities to practice the craft of teaching.
These are the programs that aspiring teachers should apply to and that districts should recruit from. These are also the programs that the field of teacher education can learn from.
Based on data provided in the Commit! 2012 Annual Report, in Dallas County only 13% are currently graduating college ready while only 10% of the 460,000 current students in K-12 public schools will be on track to graduate college/career ready based on current trends if our achievement levels do not improve. For the nearly 80% that are Hispanic or African American these rates drop to only 4%.
This is important to our community because these students are our future. We are investing ~$10,000 each year in each student, and we are not preparing them for post-secondary success. By 2030, an estimated 60% of jobs in the local workforce will require a post- secondary degree. We have a steep climb ahead to close that large gap in readiness.
In its final report, Pre-K Now laid out a strategy to transform public education by moving from the current K-12 model to a more effective, evidence-based pre-K-12 system, based upon the vital learning that happens in children’s earliest years.
This pre-K-12 vision is grounded in rigorous research and reflects work by leading scholars and institutions to identify the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in school and the teaching practices that best develop them.