It?s Time to Increase the Odds

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It?s no secret that current state and local policies across the country do not always reflect the best research, and to enhance our collective effort to improve teacher quality nationwide, NCTQ has just released a new publication, Increasing the Odds.

Using clear, straightforward language, Increasing the Odds summarizes what the most responsible, reputable research has found about the qualities of effective teachers and reveals some surprising results. We aim to give you the straight story, without an ideological agenda, on the impact on teacher quality of a variety of factors: teachers holding advanced degrees, teachers? certification status, teachers? literacy levels, teachers? college coursework, and even matching teacher and student race.

Download a PDF of Increasing the Odds or order multiple printed copies of the dynamic and colorful booklet free of charge at this link: