NCTQ's Yearbook Finds State Policies to Support Teacher Effectiveness No Longer the Exception in the US

Average State Teacher Policy Grade C- for 2015; NCTQ Predicts a Tipping Point Has Been Reached as 44 States Have Improved Overall Grades Since 2009


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The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) today released its ninth annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook, a 52 volume, 360-degree analysis of every state law, rule and regulation that shapes the teaching profession, from teacher preparation, licensing and evaluation to compensation, professional development and dismissal policy.

Across the 50 states and the District of Columbia, states average a C- for their teacher policies in 2015, up from an overall grade of D in 2009.

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