Teacher Prep Review: Program Diversity & Admissions

New data from NCTQ examines the interplay between racial diversity and admissions standards in teacher preparation programs. We present strong evidence that these two considerations need not be competing goals, finding just short of 200 programs that are both contributing to greater teacher diversity and have adequate admissions standards.

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Highlights of our work

Training + Recruitment

State of the States 2021: Teacher Preparation Policy

State of the States 2021: Teacher Preparation Policy

March 2021

NCTQ examines state policy trends that govern some of the most essential aspects of teacher preparation, from reading and content...

2020 Teacher Prep Review: Clinical Practice and Classroom Management

2020 Teacher Prep Review: Clinical Practice and Classroom Management

October 2020

Strong preparation requires meaningful practice.

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

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...

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

June 2020

No district wants to lay off personnel. But if it ought to be done, NCTQ (along with other education researchers...

A Fair Chance

A Fair Chance

February 2019

In A Fair Chance: Simple steps to strengthen and diversify the teacher workforce, NCTQ analysis reveals both astonishingly high numbers...

Evaluation + Support

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...

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

October 2018

The past decade has been marked by rapid changes in teacher evaluations. While many districts and states announced their intention...

Compensation

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...

You don't get what you pay for: paying teachers more for master's degrees

You don't get what you pay for: paying teachers more for master's degrees

September 2019

This month, the District Trendline looks at the role of advanced degrees in how teachers are paid.

Strategic Teacher Compensation Databurst

Strategic Teacher Compensation Databurst

May 2018

NCTQ's Strategic Teacher Compensation Databurst is a study of states' strategic teacher compensation policies which includes a snapshot of all...