2020 Teacher Prep Review: Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction

Teacher Preparation to Teach Reading: Summary of findings on NCTQ's Early Reading standard

January 2020

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2020 Teacher Prep Review: Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction

New data and analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality finds significant progress on the science of reading instruction in teacher preparation. For the first time since NCTQ began publishing program ratings in its 2013 Teacher Prep Review, the number of programs in the nation to embrace reading science has crossed the halfway mark, with 51 percent of 1,000 evaluated traditional elementary teacher preparation programs across the country now earning an A or B grade for their coverage of the key components of the science of reading—up from just 35 percent seven years ago.

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See state-specific data and program grades in the interactive Teacher Prep Review Database.

Early Reading Instruction Methodology (90-second video)



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