Our Approach

NCTQ seeks to develop the knowledge base of district level policies and practices related to teacher quality. Our NCTQ Teacher Contract Database, containing coded documents from over 145 districts, is the backbone of this work. We apply the expertise learned in the construction and upkeep of that extensive database when we assemble our district studies and policy briefs.

Our district studies are the culmination of our work in specific districts, in which we prepare customized blueprints for improving the district's teaching force.

Additionally, we are constantly monitoring district policy trends, identifying best practices across the country and monitoring the latest research in the field.