2014 Teacher Prep Review: Rhode Island Press Release

Push for Quality Faces Uphill Climb for Rhode Island's Teacher Preparation Programs


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The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its 2014 Teacher Prep Review, with a much expanded and more comprehensive evaluation of 1,612 teacher preparation programs across the United States, and for the first time, a numeric ranking of programs. No program in Rhode Island earned national 'Top Ranked' status—a distinction awarded to 107 programs in the nation for overall strong performance—leaving University of Rhode Island with the highest ranked elementary and secondary programs in the state.

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