2018 Teacher Prep Review

Check out the analysis of the latest review of teacher prep programs that includes ratings for 567 traditional graduate programs, 129 alternative route programs, and 18 residencies preparing both elementary and secondary teachers.

Spoiler alert: besides one notable improvement (in reading), the report highlights the disconnect between the preparation teachers receive and the real demands of teaching.

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Highlights of our work

Training + Recruitment

2018 Teacher Prep Review

Apr 1 2018

The 2018 Teacher Prep Review examines the results of rating 567 traditional graduate programs, 129 alternative route programs, and 18...

Teacher Prep Review: Undergraduate Secondary Education

May 1 2017

High school represents an amazing opportunity for students and their teachers. For most Americans, the high school years played a...

Teacher Prep Review: Undergraduate Elementary Education

Dec 1 2016

NCTQ's 2016 Landscape in Teacher Preparation has examined 875 traditional undergraduate programs that prepare elementary school teachers, finding widely variable...

Staffing

Teacher Shortages and Surpluses Databurst

Feb 1 2018

The Teacher Shortages and Surpluses Databurst is an analysis of states' work to track teacher shortages and surpluses, and to...

High Hopes and Harsh Realities: The real challenges to building a diverse workforce

Aug 1 2016

Public schools are suffering from a well-publicized diversity problem. Students of color make up nearly half of all public school...

Roll Call: The importance of teacher attendance

Jun 1 2014

This report breaks down teacher attendance for 40 districts in the nation's largest cities in the 2012-2013 school year. We...

Evaluation + Support

Fall 2017 ESSA Educator Equity Best Practices Guide

Nov 1 2017

The Best Practice Guide highlights exemplary work to meet the ESSA's educator equity requirements among the 34 state plans analyzed...

How principals can change the culture around teacher evaluations

Oct 19 2017

Imagine a test where the only grades a student could earn were A or A-. Envision an update to Yelp...

Running in Place: How New Teacher Evaluations Fail to Live Up to Promises

Jan 1 2017

Running in Place: How New Teacher Evaluations Fail to Live Up to Promises is part of the tenth annual publication...

Compensation

October 2017: Does low pay shut teachers out of the housing market?

Oct 17 2017

Teacher salaries are always in the news, but in the last few months we've noticed that housing affordability for teachers...

Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis

Feb 1 2017

This report, Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis, evaluates state...

Smart money: What teachers make, how long it takes and what it buys them

Dec 1 2014

What teachers are paid matters. Many factors play a role in making the decision to become a teacher, but for...