2020 Teacher Prep Review: Clinical Practice & Classroom Management

Strong preparation requires meaningful practice.

New data looks at the training provided by over 1,000 elementary teacher preparation programs in how to manage a classroom and in program efforts to assert quality control in clinical practice experiences (including both student teaching and residencies).

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Highlights of our work

Training + Recruitment

A+ Reading Programs

A+ Reading Programs

June 2020

Every year, over a million children, most of them black and Hispanic, enter the fourth grade unable to read. Fully...

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...

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...

Staffing

Teacher Shortages and Surpluses Databurst

Teacher Shortages and Surpluses Databurst

February 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

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

August 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

Roll Call: The importance of teacher attendance

June 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

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

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.

The ins and outs of teacher salaries

The ins and outs of teacher salaries

May 2019

This month, the District Trendline takes the teacher salary conversation back to the basics. We take a look at how...

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...