Teacher Prep

With the right training, talented and motivated teacher candidates can graduate ready to lead a classroom.
Since 2006, NCTQ has conducted studies on the quality of preparation that education schools provide.

What Teacher Preparation Programs Teach about K-12 Assessment: A review

This report provides information on the preparation provided to teacher candidates from teacher training programs so that they can fully use assessment data to improve classroom instruction.

Student Teaching in the United States

Student teaching serves as a capstone experience for nearly 200,000 teacher candidates each year. In an effort to understand how to get student teaching "right," NCTQ embarked on an ambitious effort to measure student teaching programs nationwide, assessing the degree to which they have the right pieces in place necessary for delivering a high quality program.

NCTQ Releases New Ratings of Elementary Teacher Prep Programs

Programs made genuine progress since 2014, especially in training for teaching reading.