Teacher Prep Review: Preparation for Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Addressing learning loss and building the math skills of young students demands urgent action by all sectors of the education community. New data from NCTQ delves into the mathematics content and pedagogy provided by over 1,100 programs that prepare our nation's future elementary teachers.

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Training + Recruitment

Driven by Data: Using Licensure Tests to Build a Strong, Diverse Teacher Workforce

Driven by Data: Using Licensure Tests to Build a Strong, Diverse Teacher Workforce

July 2021

The NCTQ publication of long-hidden data on institutional pass rates for elementary content teacher licensure tests serves as a compass,...

Teacher Prep Review: Program Diversity and Admissions 2021

Teacher Prep Review: Program Diversity and Admissions 2021

February 2021

New data from NCTQ examines the interplay between racial diversity and admissions standards in teacher preparation programs. We present strong...

2020 Teacher Prep Review: Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction

2020 Teacher Prep Review: Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction

January 2020

New data and analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality finds significant progress on the science of reading instruction...

Staffing

Strategies to build a sustainable special education teacher workforce

Strategies to build a sustainable special education teacher workforce

May 2022

An examination of incentives offered by states and large school districts.

Six steps to use student teachers to solve staffing challenges

Six steps to use student teachers to solve staffing challenges

September 2021

For school districts looking to fulfill staffing needs, hosting student teachers offers many advantages to creating a pool of effective...

Roll Call 2020

Roll Call 2020

December 2020

Teachers remain the most important in-school factor for student learning. The implementation of remote learning reminds us of teachers' preeminent...

Evaluation + Support

Seven ways to make improving teacher evaluation worth the work

Seven ways to make improving teacher evaluation worth the work

February 2022

A look at how using evidence-based practices can help ensure that teacher evaluation systems produce positive outcomes.

The Four Pillars to Reading Success

The Four Pillars to Reading Success

June 2020

Learning how to read is not something that comes naturally. Many children need instruction from their teachers that follows the...

State of the States 2019: Teacher and Principal Evaluation Policy

State of the States 2019: Teacher and Principal Evaluation Policy

October 2019

Since the 2015 passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a large number of states have backed away from...

Compensation

COVID-related incentives for teachers during the 2021-22 school year

COVID-related incentives for teachers during the 2021-22 school year

December 2021

Teachers faced many difficulties last year due to the pandemic. Concerns about teachers not returning for the 2021-22 school year...

Smart Money 2.0

Smart Money 2.0

July 2021

A new analysis by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) examines salary data and related compensation materials from 90...

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

February 2021

As we close in on one year of the COVID-19 lockdown, we examine how resources are being used to recruit...