Search Results: Teacher Prep

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Want teachers who are ready on day one? Here's where to look!
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Want-teachers-who-are-ready-on-day-one-Heres-where-to-look!
As school districts plan for the coming school year, many are already considering where to recruit a fresh crop of new teachers - teachers eager to put everything they've learned...

Reading into flat NAEP scores
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Reading-into-flat-NAEP-scores
With decades of research that have shown the number of children struggling to read can be cut by two-thirds or more if the methods used to teach them to read...

2018 Teacher Prep Review
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2018-Teacher-Prep-Review
The 2018 Teacher Prep Review examines the results of rating 567 traditional graduate programs, 129 alternative route programs, and 18 residencies preparing both elementary and secondary teachers. The Review includes...

Is NCTQ’s Teacher Prep Review actually having an impact?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Is-NCTQs-Teacher-Prep-Review-actually-having-an-impact
In just a couple of weeks NCTQ will be releasing an updated set of ratings for graduate and alternative route teacher prep programs. These results are made all the more...

POP QUIZ: Why should teacher candidates be trained in assessment?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/POP-QUIZ:-Why-should-teacher-candidates-be-trained-in-assessment
We've all taken plenty of tests in our time—so surely any of us could figure out how to assess our students, right? Not so fast! Strong assessment practice requires training...

Do teachers practice what their prep programs preached?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Do-teachers-practice-what-their-prep-programs-preached
Teachers often say that of all parts of their training, student teaching was the most valuable. This may leave their course instructors wondering: does everything they say go in one...

Teacher prep programs should check their work
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-prep-programs-should-check-their-work
As a student, it is so frustrating when a teacher never returns your work. How will you know how you did? Teacher preparation programs instruct candidates to give frequent feedback...

Want to keep great teachers in high-needs schools? Train them there
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Want-to-keep-great-teachers-in-high--needs-schools-Train-them-there
Even today, high-needs schools struggle to attract and, more critically, retain effective and experienced teachers. We think teacher prep programs are missing a huge opportunity to tackle this issue, through...

2017 State Teacher Policy Yearbook
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2017-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook
NCTQ's bi-annual 2017 State Teacher Policy Yearbook grades states on how well their programs and policies raise the quality of the teachers in their schools. The 2017 Yearbook evaluates states...

Push for Quality Faces Uphill Climb for Florida's Teacher Preparation Programs
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Push-for-Quality-Faces-Uphill-Climb-for-Floridas-Teacher-Preparation-Programs
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,...

Best Books for New Teachers (Part II)
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Best-Books-for-New-Teachers-(Part-II)
This second part of our book recommendations focuses on books that help teachers learn about how to teach students to read and books on the big picture--international comparisons and efforts...

NCTQ Endorses New Report from Center for American Progress: Findings Show Teacher Prep Programs Can Be Both More Selective and More Diverse
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Endorses-New-Report-from-Center-for-American-Progress:-Findings-Show-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Can-Be-Both-More-Selective-and-More-Diverse
While building both a diverse and selective teacher workforce has been a priority for our education system for many years, educators have often looked at diversity and selectivity as competing...

Getting Active on Classroom Management
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Getting-Active-on-Classroom-Management
Halloween might be over a month away, but new teachers have their own terror to face as school begins: "Classroom" and "management" are two of the scariest words for anyone...

Should Teacher Prep Steer Students to Fields with the Most Jobs?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Should-Teacher-Prep-Steer-Students-to-Fields-with-the-Most-Jobs
Should schools of education steer their students to fields where they have the highest chances of being hired? Or should they allow students to major in fields in which the...

The Power of Productive Classroom Experience
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-Power-of-Productive-Classroom-Experience
Whether you're running a marathon, learning something new, or trying to improve student achievement, there's no advantage quite like a head start. Unfortunately, teacher prep programs tend to squander this...

Changing Reading Instruction by the Book
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Changing-Reading-Instruction-by-the-Book
Among the biggest surprises NCTQ encountered in researching our December 2016 Landscape in Teacher Preparation – Undergraduate Elementary were the substantial improvements in coursework aimed at teaching elementary teachers how...

New online course helps teachers learn and practice the latest reading research
https://www.nctq.org/blog/New-online-course-helps-teachers-learn-and-practice-the-latest-reading-research
It's no secret that teacher prep programs often fail to teach scientifically based approaches to reading instruction. Our December 2016 analysis of undergraduate elementary teacher prep programs found that just...

Wanted: Teachers! No reading or writing required
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Wanted:-Teachers!-No-reading-or-writing-required
Over the last few months, a whole bunch of states -- including Arizona, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, New York, and Wisconsin -- have tried to lower their requirements for...

Is it easier to prepare high school teachers than elementary teachers?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Is-it-easier-to-prepare-high-school-teachers-than-elementary-teachers
NCTQ's new report on teacher prep programs provides an updated perspective on how well some 700 colleges and universities are preparing high school teachers. While it is certainly no easier...

NCTQ names 16 programs to “Top Tier"
https://www.nctq.org/blog/NCTQ-names-16-programs-to-Top-Tier
With today's release of NCTQ's newest teacher prep ratings, we single out 16 programs as the "Top Tier." These programs at the top of our rankings are the best places...

If knowing is half the battle, Tennessee is winning this engagement
https://www.nctq.org/blog/If-knowing-is-half-the-battle,-Tennessee-is-winning-this-engagement
We've long been excited about the wealth of information – and its potential uses – coming from Tennessee's teacher prep report cards (see here and here). The state's Department of...

Teacher Prep Review: Undergraduate Secondary Education
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Prep-Review:-Undergraduate-Secondary-Education
High school represents an amazing opportunity for students and their teachers. For most Americans, the high school years played a pivotal role in shaping what they know about subjects such...

This balloon is ready to pop
https://www.nctq.org/blog/This-balloon-is-ready-to-pop
If you're even a casual observer of the trends in higher education, odds are you're familiar with the persistent challenge of grade inflation. The rise of college grades—in the absence...

For those who want to teach: UTeach
https://www.nctq.org/blog/For-those-who-want-to-teach:-UTeach
Looking for an effective math teacher? What about a skilled science instructor? Need both? UTeach programs have you covered.

Local View
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Local-View
The fact that many of Nebraska's schools lack enough teachers, particularly in fields like science, mathematics, and special education, is likely not news to most. Year after year, nearly all...

Statement from Kate Walsh, President of the National Council on Teacher Quality, on Scrapping New York’s Literacy Test for Prospective Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Statement-from-Kate-Walsh,-President-of-the-National-Council-on-Teacher-Quality,-on-Scrapping-New-Yorks-Literacy-Test-for-Prospective-Teachers
Today, New York's State Board of Regents is considering doing away with a recentlyadopted licensing test for teacher candidates, amid concerns that the too many blackand Latino teacher candidates fail...

Statement from Kate Walsh on Congressional Action on the Federal Teacher Preparation Regulations
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Statement-from-Kate-Walsh-on-Congressional-Action-on-the-Federal-Teacher-Preparation-Regulations
The Senate is now considering a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that overturns the teacher preparation regulations finalized by the Department of Education this past October. NCTQ...

Readiness Starts with Reading
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Readiness-Starts-with-Reading
Reading drives nearly everything in schools -- from learning about other cultures by reading textbooks, to finding out about the planets by reading about astronomy, to discovering about great heroes...

The Science of Teaching Reading
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-Science-of-Teaching-Reading
Neuroscientists, psychologists, and reading experts all agree on the methods that will result in the most children becoming successful readers.

Honor Roll: Selective Programs that Achieve High Diversity
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Honor-Roll:-Selective-Programs-that-Achieve-High-Diversity
Studies have shown teachers who have strong academic backgrounds tend to be more successful in the classroom.

The best teacher quality research of 2016!
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-best-teacher-quality-research-of-2016!
Teacher quality researchers made plenty of provocative headlines in 2016. They identified trends to monitor, new tips for the trade, and a few wins worth celebrating. Here are the papers...

NCTQ’s Teacher Prep Review Paints a Landscape of Undergraduate Elementary Teacher Preparation
https://www.nctq.org/blog/NCTQs-Teacher-Prep-Review-Paints-a-Landscape-of-Undergraduate-Elementary-Teacher-Preparation
Today, NCTQ is excited to share the latest results in our ongoing analysis of teacher prep programs, this time focusing on what we've learned from 875 undergraduate elementary programs.This is...

ARIZONA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/ARIZONA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-From-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

NCTQ Launches New Ratings of Elementary Teacher Prep Programs
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Launches-New-Ratings-of-Elementary-Teacher-Prep-Programs
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

ARKANSAS Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/ARKANSAS-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-From-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

DELAWARE Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating By NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/DELAWARE-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-By-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

GEORGIA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/GEORGIA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-From-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those...

INDIANA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/INDIANA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-From-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

LOUISIANA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/LOUISIANA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

MARYLAND Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/MARYLAND-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those...

MICHIGAN Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/MICHIGAN-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those...

MINNESOTA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/MINNESOTA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those...

MISSISSIPPI Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/MISSISSIPPI-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those...

MONTANA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/MONTANA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those...

NEW YORK Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NEW-YORK-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those...

NORTH CAROLINA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NORTH-CAROLINA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs across the U.S. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the...

OHIO Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/OHIO-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

OKLAHOMA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/OKLAHOMA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

SOUTH DAKOTA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/SOUTH-DAKOTA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

TEXAS Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/TEXAS-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

WASHINGTON Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/WASHINGTON-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

WEST VIRGINIA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/WEST-VIRGINIA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

WISCONSIN Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating by NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/WISCONSIN-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-by-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

ALASKA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ
https://www.nctq.org/publications/ALASKA-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Get-New-Rating-From-NCTQ
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratingsfor 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher PrepReview found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate...

NCTQ Releases New Ratings of Elementary Teacher Prep Programs
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-New-Ratings-of-Elementary-Teacher-Prep-Programs
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those...

Teacher Prep Review: Undergraduate Elementary Education
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Prep-Review:-Undergraduate-Elementary-Education
NCTQ's 2016 Landscape in Teacher Preparation has examined 875 traditional undergraduate programs that prepare elementary school teachers, finding widely variable levels of quality. Some programs prepare teachers whom parents would...

Coming Soon: New Findings on Undergraduate Elementary Teacher Prep Programs
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Coming-Soon:-New-Findings-on-Undergraduate-Elementary-Teacher-Prep-Programs
NCTQ's Teacher Prep Review coming out on December 8th (previously December 6th) which will rate undergraduate programs that prepare elementary school teachers, is a follow up to the June 2014...

New Study: Despite Moves to Dilute Admissions Standards, Many Teacher Prep Programs Maintain High Bar for Entry
https://www.nctq.org/publications/New-Study:-Despite-Moves-to-Dilute-Admissions-Standards,-Many-Teacher-Prep-Programs-Maintain-High-Bar-for-Entry
A strong body of research, and the example of other nations, supports a relationship between student performance and the selectivity of admissions into teacher prep programs. Therefore, America's institutions training...

Within Our Grasp: Achieving Higher Admissions Standards in Teacher Prep
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Within-Our-Grasp:-Achieving-Higher-Admissions-Standards-in-Teacher-Prep-
Within Our Grasp: Achieving Higher Admissions Standards in Teacher Prep is the tenth annual publication in the State Teacher Policy Yearbook report series. This report focuses on teacher preparation program...

How not to respond to criticism
https://www.nctq.org/blog/How-not-to-respond-to-criticism
It's not surprising that teacher educators feel defensive thesedays. They frequently face accusations for their allegedly inferior qualityprograms. Non-traditional training programs assert they can produce betterteachers in a few months...

We never thought it would happen but US ED releases its teacher prep regs
https://www.nctq.org/blog/We-never-thought-it-would-happen-but-US-ED-releases-its-teacher-prep-regs
At long last the USDepartment of Education released its teacherprep regulations this week, prompting me to check mycalendar. I had to look up the date of my first meeting with...

NCTQ Commends U.S. Department of Education’s Regulations on Teacher Prep
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Commends-U.S.-Department-of-Educations-Regulations-on-Teacher-Prep-
Today the U.S. Department of Education released long anticipated regulations on teacher preparation, specifying the program information that states must collect and report in complying with the Title II of...

NCTQ Applauds Former Secretary Duncan for Bringing Attention to the Issue of Rigor in Teacher Preparation.
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Applauds-Former-Secretary-Duncan-for-Bringing-Attention-to-the-Issue-of-Rigor-in-Teacher-Preparation.
Today former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan published an open letter to higher education leadership, urging them to ensure that their teacher prep programs are sufficiently rigorous. In the...

Observing Success
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Observing-Success
As we discussedearlier this month, holding teacher prep programs accountable for theperformance of their graduates is no easy task. The data is often scant andresearchers usually can't distinguish any standouts...

Teacher Prep Programs: Why Run, When Everyone Else is Walking?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-Prep-Programs:-Why-Run,-When-Everyone-Else-is-Walking
Ifyou want to judge the quality of a teacher prep program, one approach isobvious: examine whether the teachers who graduate from that program actuallyhelp students learn.Easiersaid than done. Many factors...

Dyslexia and Teacher Prep Dysfunction
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Dyslexia-and-Teacher-Prep-Dysfunction
Is it too much to ask that professionals stay abreast of the research? The authors of a recently published study, "The Dyslexia Dilemma," don't think it is and the extendedtitle...

Alt Cert: The Road Increasingly Taken?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Alt-Cert:-The-Road-Increasingly-Taken

High Hopes and Harsh Realities: The real challenges to building a diverse workforce
https://www.nctq.org/publications/High-Hopes-and-Harsh-Realities:-The-real-challenges-to-building-a-diverse-workforce
Public schools are suffering from a well-publicized diversity problem. Students of color make up nearly half of all public school students, yet teachers of color comprise just 18 percent of...

A long fall to the bottom: Missing coursework in teacher prep
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-long-fall-to-the-bottom:-Missing-coursework-in-teacher-prep
Youcan't teach what you don't know—andwhen it comes to math, some teachers just don't know enough. Why? MichiganState University professor William H. Schmidt and his colleagues look at...

Teacher Prep Programs Fail to Prepare Future Preschool Teachers in Essential Classroom Skills
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Prep-Programs-Fail-to-Prepare-Future-Preschool-Teachers-in-Essential-Classroom-Skills
A new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) takes a first look at the inner workings of teacher preparation programs aimed at aspiring preschool teachers, discovering major...

Preschool teacher prep: illusions of quality
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Preschool-teacher-prep:-illusions-of-quality
30million words. It's a staggering number representing the tremendous gap in thenumber of utterances (not distinct words) a child hears by agefour—depending on where his family falls on the socioeconomic...

Some Assembly Required: Piecing together the preparation preschool teachers need
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Some-Assembly-Required:-Piecing-together-the-preparation-preschool-teachers-need
Preschool teachers have one of the toughest jobs around. Do the prep programs training aspiring preschool teachers give them the skills and knowledge they need to create an high-quality and...

Three reasons why every teacher prep program should adopt the edTPA…or not.
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Three-reasons-why-every-teacher-prep-program-should-adopt-the-edTPAor-not.
Over the last few decades, the field of teacher educationhas heavily promoted the use and even the mandatory adoption by states ofstandardized assessments that can be used to judge how...

Charterizing Teacher Prep?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Charterizing-Teacher-Prep
Of late, there's been a lot of chatter amongteacher educators objecting to language in ESSA for "teacher preparationacademies," relatively regulation-free routes into teaching. From theperspective of much-maligned traditional teacher prep...

Part 1: Five Habits that lead to ineffective teaching—and how to fix them
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Part-1:-Five-Habits-that-lead-to-ineffective-teachingand-how-to-fix-them
Editor's Note: I heard Erin Burns speak at an Opportunity Culture conference about her decision to return to the same struggling high school where she started her teaching career....

Part 2: Follow-up Q & A with special guest Doug Lemov
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Part-2:-Follow--up-Q--A-with-special-guest-Doug-Lemov
Editor's Note: We spoke with Doug Lemov, author of Teach Like A Champion (now in its revised 2.0 version), Reading Reconsidered and Practice Perfect to discuss the challenges facing teachers...

A bleak look at teacher prep in Tennessee
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-bleak-look-at-teacher-prep-in-Tennessee
New data shines a spotlight on what's happening in the black box of teacher prep – but what it reveals is just plain depressing.A non-profit organization which describes itself as...

Matchmaking matters when it comes to student teaching
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Matchmaking-matters-when-it-comes-to-student-teaching
With the year's most romantic holiday freshin our memories, we turn to a different kind of matchmaking: matching studentteachers with the right schools.

Teacher prep struggles gain global attention—and NCTQ’s at the table
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-prep-struggles-gain-global-attentionand-NCTQs-at-the-table
A few weeks ago while myblizzard-frenzied hometown of Baltimore was busy emptying grocery shelves ofbread and toilet paper, I took off for Paris—at the invitation of the OECD. There's nothing...

Want to stand out? Raise the bar for who gets in
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Want-to-stand-out-Raise-the-bar-for-who-gets-in
Shouldn't we expect that teachers will initially performdifferently in the classroom based on the quality of their preparation? Afterall, there are no fewer than 1,400 institutions of higher education in...

Learning About Learning should be an eye-opener for teacher candidates
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Learning-About-Learning-should-be-an-eye--opener-for-teacher-candidates
As an aspiring elementary teacher, my goal has been to obtain thebest possible training to prepare myself for my future classroom. I put fullfaith in my university's teacher preparation program...

Stopping lemmings with a single click
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Stopping-lemmings-with-a-single-click
We've all been there. A teacher asks a class to answer asimple question with a show of hands. You're not sure of the answer—butlucky for you, the top student was...

What teacher candidates won't find in their textbooks
https://www.nctq.org/blog/What-teacher-candidates-wont-find-in-their-textbooks----
Over the holidays, I ran into an old colleague from back when Iwas doing a lot of work in Baltimore during the 1990s. The conversation turnedto NCTQ's work in teacher...

Learning About Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Learning-About-Learning:-What-Every-New-Teacher-Needs-to-Know
To write this report, we combed through thousands of pages of teacher education textbooks for discussion of research-based strategies that every teacher candidate should learn in order to promote student...

#2—Most Informative Research Every Superintendent Should Be Reading
https://www.nctq.org/blog/2Most-Informative-Research-Every-Superintendent-Should-Be-Reading
A Foot in the Door: Exploring the Role of Student TeachingAssignments in Teachers' Initial Job Placements by Krieg, Theobald, &GoldhaberEvery district wants to get a leg up onhiring the best...

Youth Truth Findings Show Room for Improvement in Teachers' Knowledge of Subjects They Teach
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Youth-Truth-Findings-Show-Room-for-Improvement-in-Teachers-Knowledge-of-Subjects-They-Teach
High school teachers may not be getting sufficient opportunities and training to learn the very subjects they are teaching - and students are taking notice - according to new findings...

2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2015-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook
The 2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook is our ninth annual Yearbook report. Comprised of a National Summary and State-specific reports for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, this...

Thoughts on the Good Behavior Game and Classroom Management
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Thoughts-on-the-Good-Behavior-Game-and-Classroom-Management
I am one of NCTQ's biggest supporters, but I amvery disappointed with the recent publication of The Good Behavior Game as ameans for improving classroom management. This is not...

4 teachers down; 3,499,996 to go
https://www.nctq.org/blog/4-teachers-down;-3,499,996-to-go
Four teachers'use of a self-monitoring checklist that successfully helped them use the GoodBehavior Game is reported in a new study.* We perked up when we saw attention paid to the...

State of the States 2015: Evaluating Teaching, Leading and Learning
https://www.nctq.org/publications/State-of-the-States-2015:-Evaluating-Teaching,-Leading-and-Learning
This report presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date policy trends on how states are evaluating teachers. It also breaks new ground by providing a look at the policy landscape on...

Curriculum: The Great Divide among Ed Reformers
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Curriculum:-The-Great-Divide-among-Ed-Reformers
A few weeks ago Whitney Tilson, writing in his alwaysentertaining blog, gave a nice nodto an op-edby Dan Willingham in the New York Times,addressing the sorry state of American teacher...

Nation's Top 25 'Best Value' Colleges of Education Announced by National Council on Teacher Quality
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Nations--Top-25-Best-Value-Colleges-of-Education-Announced-by-National-Council-on-Teacher-Quality
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its 'Best Value'ratings of colleges of education across the U.S.—the first time that a national education policy organizationhas conducted a comprehensive...

First Ever Consumer Guide to Colleges of Education Launched by the National Council on Teacher Quality
https://www.nctq.org/publications/First-Ever-Consumer-Guide-to-Colleges-of-Education-Launched-by-the-National-Council-on-Teacher-Quality
The National Council on Teacher Quality today launched a new free searchtool, Path to Teach, allowing any member of the public to quickly find meaningful, reliableinformation about the quality of...

Can student teaching be the driver for teacher quality?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Can-student-teaching-be-the-driver-for-teacher-quality-
I can be a slow learner.My colleagues at NCTQ and I have been working together on teacher quality for well over a decade. For a long time, we sorted issues...

End double—and lower—standards for special education teachers
https://www.nctq.org/blog/End-doubleand-lowerstandards-for-special-education-teachers
Almost 6.4 million students—about 13% of students overall—receive special education services. Meanwhile, nearly the same percentage of the teacher workforce works in special education classrooms. Considering the need for these...

Is it better to look like a good idea than be one?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Is-it-better-to-look-like-a-good-idea-than-be-one-
Studentteaching is intended to be the culminating experience of a teacher'spreparation. It's typically a fall or spring semester commitment. Over the lastfew years, there's been a steady drum beat for...

Student-Centered Instruction to Boost Mathematics Achievement?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Student--Centered-Instruction-to-Boost-Mathematics-Achievement
Want toincrease mathematics achievement for all first grade students? Focus onteacher-directed instruction.

TeachLivE offers a new twist on practice teaching
https://www.nctq.org/blog/TeachLivE-offers-a-new-twist-on-practice-teaching
Imagine that you're trying toteach a lesson on cell division, and one student will not pay attention. Evenworse, she keeps talking back to you. The interaction is starting to distractother...

Think we know what’s behind teachers’ job choices? Think again.
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Think-we-know-whats-behind-teachers-job-choices--Think-again.
As a group, teachers tend to defy the old adage "you can't go home again," usually taking jobs within 50 miles of where they went to high school and making...

North Carolina Study Finds That Graduates Of Teacher Prep Programs With Higher NCTQ Ratings Are More Effective
https://www.nctq.org/publications/North-Carolina-Study-Finds-That-Graduates-Of-Teacher-Prep-Programs-With-Higher-NCTQ-Ratings-Are-More-Effective-
A new study by the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC) examining the connection between the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ) Teacher Prep Review standards and actual teacher performance...

Don't judge these teacher ed journals by their titles!
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Dont-judge-these-teacher-ed-journals-by-their-titles!
Doteacher education journals seek to help teacher educators do a better job? It seemslike a fairly silly question. Nevertheless, we reviewed 10 prominent teacher edjournals and learned that, for the...

When it comes to teachers understanding fractions, it is a small world after all
https://www.nctq.org/blog/When-it-comes-to-teachers-understanding-fractions,-it-is-a-small-world-after-all-
As scarce asinternational studies on teaching generally are, we were glad to see two newstudies looking at what it takes to be a successful math teacher. Both providemore evidence that...

The Good Behavior Game
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-Good-Behavior-Game
As Ithink about my career plans for next year when I will begin work as a first-yearhigh school math teacher, I am both excited and nervous about taking onteaching's many...

Know any aspiring teachers? Send them a copy of this book ASAP
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Know-any-aspiring-teachers-Send-them-a-copy-of-this-book-ASAP
When I was in college, several of my coursesrequired the purchase of what the professors indicated were canonical texts.Calculus required Apostol's Calculus Volumes1 and 2.Electricity and magnetism used Jackson's ClassicalElectrodynamics....

Teacher prep from one teacher candidate's perspective
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-prep-from-one-teacher-candidates-perspective
After interning at theNational Council on Teacher Quality for a mere two weeks, I became acutelyaware of how little I knew about teacher preparation. As someone who wants tobe a...

By our powers combined…
https://www.nctq.org/blog/By-our-powers-combined
Sometimes therejust aren'tenough great teachers to go around. Placing two, eventhree student teachers in a single classroom is one way that teacher prepprograms are working around shortages of qualified cooperating...

Incoherent By Design
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Incoherent-By-Design
To understand the different approaches taken by prep programs housed on the same university campus, we examined 13 institutions that offer both a grad and undergrad program preparing new elementary...

Incoherent by design
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Incoherent-by-design
When wefirst began analyzing teacher prep programs for the Teacher Prep Review, we were surprised to find some really bigdifferences in how well programs housed on the same campus did...

Harder work, higher earnings?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Harder-work,-higher-earnings
An NCTQ follower on Twitter, @mescamilla1980, recently challenged our take on what'sbehind the disproportionately high grades earned by teacher candidates,suggesting that only those majors which will lead to highly paid...

Incoherent by design: What you should know about differences between undergraduate and graduate training of elementary teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Incoherent-by-design:-What-you-should-know-about-differences-between-undergraduate-and--graduate-training-of-elementary-teachers

NCTQ v. University of Missouri
https://www.nctq.org/blog/NCTQ-v.-University-of-Missouri
Earlier this month, the MissouriSupreme Court declined to hear NCTQ's appeal of a lower courtdecision, whichblocked our request that the University of Missouri turn over coursesyllabi to us ...

Transforming recruitment and hiring in Dallas
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Transforming-recruitment-and-hiring-in-Dallas
Dallas IndependentSchool Districthires approximately 2,000 new teachers each year. It is transforming the wayits human capital team works, adopting data-driven strategies for recruitment,selection and hiring. One of the many sources...

Hash it out: Contradictory findings on teacher prep and persistence
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Hash-it-out:-Contradictory-findings-on-teacher-prep-and-persistence
Districtsoften ask NCTQ to identify the preparation programs that produce teachers whowill stay in the classroom through thick and thin. So we eagerly dove into tworecent articles, one by RichardIngersoll...

Ready or not: New teachers and the transition to higher standards
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Ready-or-not:-New-teachers-and-the-transition-to-higher-standards
In the fiveyears since most states adopted Common Core State Standards or their ownversion of college- and career-readiness standards, about one million newteachers have graduated from teacher preparation programs in...

Finally! Good old-fashioned investigative journalism on teacher prep
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Finally!-Good-old--fashioned-investigative-journalism-on-teacher-prep
A top-notch,three-part series (here, here and here) running inthis week's Education Week sheds new light on one of the mostnon-transparent of states' regulatory functions: their approval of teacherpreparation programs. Journalist...

Following the path from teacher prep to student achievement
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Following-the-path-from-teacher-prep-to-student-achievement
Over theyears, there have been a gazillion studies examining the relative merit ofdifferent pathways into the teaching profession. Almost all come up short,often because the studies do not clearly define...

Why and how we looked behind the Easy A's
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Why-and-how-we-looked-behind-the-Easy-As
For nearly a decade, NCTQ has been trying to figure out how toevaluate teacher prep coursework for its rigor. It's an endeavor to which bothof us brought no small measure...

Take note STEM enthusiasts! Teachers’ science classes need more science
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Take-note-STEM-enthusiasts!--Teachers-science-classes-need-more-science
It's no secret that some elementary teacherswould rather walk across hot lava than teach a science lesson and that meansless science gets taught. A new studyshows that improving teachers'...

Training Our Future Teachers: Easy A's and What's Behind Them
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Training-Our-Future-Teachers:-Easy-As-and-Whats-Behind-Them
Using evidence from more than 500 colleges and universities producing nearly half of the nation's new teachers annually, this report answers two questions that go to the heart of whether...

A call to higher educators: Let's have an honest debate about teacher prep
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-call-to-higher-educators:--Lets-have-an-honest-debate-about-teacher-prep
Most people who tookthe time to read NYT Motoko Rich's article about the training methods used by Aspirecharter schools in its teacher residency probably reacted with a"makes-sense-to-me" shrug of their...

What does rigorous clinical practice look like?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/What-does-rigorous-clinical-practice-look-like
Everyone says practice matters; butthe Match Teacher Residency provides a shining example of a rigorous, practice-permeatedapproach to training designed to ensure that new teachers will hit the groundrunning. It may...

Teacher prep
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-prep

Review of Elizabeth Green's Building A Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Review-of-Elizabeth-Greens-Building-A-Better-Teacher:-How-Teaching-Works-(and-How-to-Teach-It-to-Everyone)
Along with Tom Loveless, Robert Pondiscio and David Steiner, count me among those who are less than enchanted by Elizabeth Green's new book. The journalist—who did such a fine...

Is NCTQ litigious?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Is-NCTQ-litigious
Americans increasingly agree that the gateway into teaching ought to be a whole lot tougher. Findings released this week from Gallup/ PDK's annual education poll indicate that six in ten...

Which teachers stick around?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Which-teachers-stick-around
While the recent landmark Vergara v. California court case focused on teachers who are or should be dismissed, the greatest portion of teachers are still those who don't stick around...

Teacher Prep Review 2014 Report
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Prep-Review-2014-Report
Teacher Prep Review 2014 is the second edition of NCTQ's biennial assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs. The Review uncovers early evidence that teacher prep programs are beginning...

Press Release: Training our future teachers: Classroom management
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Press-Release:-Training-our-future-teachers:-Classroom-management
America's teacher preparation programs are not providing future teachers with the knowledge and practice in effective classroom management strategies necessary to deal with disruptive student behavior, according to a new...

Training Our Future Teachers: Classroom Management
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Training-Our-Future-Teachers:-Classroom-Management
This report examines traditional teacher preparation in classroom management, which is a struggle for many teachers, especially new ones. It studies over 100 programs, both elementary and secondary, graduate and...

NCTQ and SearchSoft Provide Important New Tool for School Districts to Recruit Best Trained New Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-and-SearchSoft-Provide-Important-New-Tool-for-School-Districts-to-Recruit-Best-Trained-New-Teachers
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), which recently released the first edition of the Teacher Prep Review, an annual study rating the quality of teacher prep programs, and SearchSoft,...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - National
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----National
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States are not providing adequate training to aspiring...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Alabama
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Alabama
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Alabama, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Alaska
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Alaska
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Alaska, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Arizona
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Arizona
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Arizona, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Arkansas
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Arkansas
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Arkansas, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - California
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----California
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States are not providing adequate training to aspiring...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Colorado
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Colorado
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Colorado, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Connecticut
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Connecticut
– Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Connecticut, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - District of Columbia
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----District-of-Columbia
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in the District of Columbia, are not...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Delaware
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Delaware
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Delaware, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Florida
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Florida
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Florida, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Georgia
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Georgia
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Georgia, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Hawaii
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Hawaii
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Hawaii, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Idaho
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Idaho
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Idaho, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Illinois
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Illinois
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Illinois, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Indiana
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Indiana
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Indiana, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Iowa
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Iowa
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Iowa, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Kansas
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Kansas
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Kansas, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - North Carolina
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----North-Carolina
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in North Carolina, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - New York
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----New-York
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in New York, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - New Mexico
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----New-Mexico
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in New Mexico, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - New Jersey
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----New-Jersey
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in New Jersey, are not...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - New Hampshire
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----New-Hampshire
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in New Hampshire, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Nevada
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Nevada
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Nevada, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Nebraska
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Nebraska
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Nebraska, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Montana
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Montana
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Montana, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Missouri
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Missouri
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Missouri, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Mississippi
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Mississippi
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Mississippi, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Minnesota
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Minnesota
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Minnesota, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Michigan
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Michigan
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Michigan, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Massachusetts
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Massachusetts
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Massachusetts, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Maryland
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Maryland
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Maryland, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Maine
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Maine
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Maine, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Louisiana
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Louisiana
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Louisiana, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Kentucky
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Kentucky
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Kentucky, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - North Dakota
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----North-Dakota
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in North Dakota, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Ohio
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Ohio
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Ohio, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Oklahoma
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Oklahoma
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Oklahoma, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Oregon
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Oregon
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Oregon, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Pennsylvania
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Pennsylvania
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Pennsylvania, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Rhode Island
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Rhode-Island
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Rhode Island, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - South Carolina
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----South-Carolina
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in South Carolina, are not...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - South Dakota
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----South-Dakota
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in South Dakota, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Tennessee
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Tennessee
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Tennessee, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Texas
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Texas
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Texas, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Utah
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Utah
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Utah, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Vermont
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Vermont
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Vermont, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Virginia
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Virginia
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including programs in Virginia, are not providing...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Washington
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Washington
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Washington, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - West Virginia
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----West-Virginia
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in West Virginia, are not providing adequate...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Wisconsin
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Wisconsin
Dismal new findings from the National Council on TeacherQuality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States,including programs in Wisconsin, are not providing adequate training...

NCTQ Releases the First Teacher Prep Review - Wyoming
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Releases-the-First-Teacher-Prep-Review----Wyoming
Dismal new findings from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) show that the majority of teacher preparation programs in the United States, including one program in Wyoming, are not...

Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Prep-Review-2013-Report
The first edition of the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review is an unprecedented evaluation of more than 1,100 colleges anduniversities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers. As a consumer tool, it...

NCTQ's National Review of Teacher Preparation Programs Receives Endorsement From Council of the Great City Schools
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQs-National-Review-of-Teacher-Preparation-Programs-Receives-Endorsement-From-Council-of-the-Great-City-Schools
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) announced today that the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), an organization that represents sixty- five superintendents from urban public schools, has...

New Study: Teacher Preparation Programs Fail to Ensure that Student Teaching, the Most Formative Experience of a Teacher's Preparation, Lives Up to Its Billing
https://www.nctq.org/publications/New-Study:-Teacher-Preparation-Programs-Fail-to-Ensure-that-Student-Teaching,-the-Most-Formative-Experience-of-a-Teachers-Preparation,-Lives-Up-to-Its-Billing
Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a nonpartisan research and advocacy group, released a national study that provides the most comprehensive review of student teaching arrangements ever done,...

U.S. News & World Report and National Council on Teacher Quality Launch Comprehensive Review of Nation's Teacher Preparation Programs
https://www.nctq.org/publications/U.S.-News--World-Report-and-National-Council-on-Teacher-Quality-Launch-Comprehensive-Review-of-Nations-Teacher-Preparation-Programs

Ed School Essentials: A Review Of Illinois Teacher Preparation; NCTQ Finds Big Gaps In The Preparation Education Schools Provide
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Ed-School-Essentials:-A-Review-Of-Illinois-Teacher-Preparation;-NCTQ-Finds-Big-Gaps-In-The-Preparation-Education-Schools-Provide

The All-Purpose Science Teacher: Why Far Too Many States Are Allowing High School Science Teachers To Teach Subjects They May Know Very Little About
https://www.nctq.org/publications/The-All--Purpose-Science-Teacher:-Why-Far-Too-Many-States-Are-Allowing-High-School-Science-Teachers-To-Teach-Subjects-They-May-Know-Very-Little-About

National Council on Teacher Quality Releases First Report Evaluating All Education Schools in Texas, Finds Major Patterns of Weakness
https://www.nctq.org/publications/National-Council-on-Teacher-Quality-Releases-First-Report-Evaluating-All-Education-Schools-in-Texas,-Finds-Major-Patterns-of-Weakness

New Report: Education Schools Are Failing To Prepare Elementary Teachers In Math
https://www.nctq.org/publications/New-Report:-Education-Schools-Are-Failing-To-Prepare-Elementary-Teachers-In-Math

Teacher preparation program student performance data models: Six core design principles
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-preparation-program-student-performance-data-models:-Six-core-design-principles
At the intersection of policy pushes to assess teacher effectiveness and to improve accountability systems for teacher preparation programs lie state efforts to connect student achievement data to preparation programs....

2012 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Improving Teacher Preparation National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2012-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-Improving-Teacher-Preparation-National-Summary
The State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides detailed analysis of any and every state policy that impacts the teaching profession. The Yearbook is a 52-volume encyclopedia (51 state reports including the...

State of the States 2012: Building a Better Alternate Route - Area 2: Expanding the Pool of Teachers; NCTQ State Teacher Policy Yearbook Brief
https://www.nctq.org/publications/State-of-the-States-2012:-Building-a-Better-Alternate-Route----Area-2:-Expanding-the-Pool-of-Teachers;-NCTQ-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook-Brief
Interim editions of the Yearbook provide shorter briefs for each state that include a state-specific action plan, updating states' progress on Yearbook goals and giving advice on how to prioritize...

State of the States 2012: All Quiet on the Preparation Front - Area 1: Delivering Well-Prepared Teachers; NCTQ State Teacher Policy Yearbook Brief
https://www.nctq.org/publications/State-of-the-States-2012:-All-Quiet-on-the-Preparation-Front----Area-1:-Delivering-Well--Prepared-Teachers;-NCTQ-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook-Brief
Interim editions of the Yearbook provide shorter briefs for each state that include a state-specific action plan, updating states' progress on Yearbook goals and giving advice on how to prioritize...

What Teacher Preparation Programs Teach about K-12 Assessment: A review
https://www.nctq.org/publications/What-Teacher-Preparation-Programs-Teach-about-K--12-Assessment:-A-review
This report provides information on the preparation provided to teacher candidates from teacher training programs so that they can fully use assessment data to improve classroom instruction.

2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2011-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-National-Summary
The State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides detailed analysis of any and every state policy that impacts the teaching profession. The Yearbook is a 52-volume encyclopedia (51 state reports including the...

Student Teaching in the United States
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Student-Teaching-in-the-United-States
Student teaching serves as a capstone experience for nearly 200,000 teacher candidates each year. In an effort to understand how to get student teaching "right," NCTQ embarked on an ambitious...

2010 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Blueprint for Change National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2010-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-Blueprint-for-Change-National-Summary
As a companion to last year's comprehensive state-by-state analysis, the 2010 edition provides each state with an individualized Blueprint for Change, building off last year's Yearbook goals and recommendations.

The All-Purpose Science Teacher: An Analysis of Loopholes in State Requirements for High School Science Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/The-All--Purpose-Science-Teacher:-An-Analysis-of-Loopholes-in-State-Requirements-for-High-School-Science-Teachers
NCTQ's analysis of science-teacher licensure policies in every state of the union reveals that most offer loopholes allowing high school teachers to teach specific subjects without adequate preparation. Eleven states...

Ed School Essentials: A Review of Illinois Teacher Preparation
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Ed-School-Essentials:-A-Review-of-Illinois-Teacher-Preparation
The Prairie State is the latest focus of NCTQ's ongoing study of teacher-preparation programs across the country. This time around, we evaluate 113 undergraduate and graduate programs at 53 ed...

Ed School Essentials: Evaluating the Fundamentals of Teacher Training Programs in Texas
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Ed-School-Essentials:-Evaluating-the-Fundamentals-of-Teacher-Training-Programs-in-Texas
Traditional education schools are under fire for failing to prepare new teachers for the challenges of today's classrooms. With that in mind, NCTQ releases its largest ed school study to...

2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2009-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-National-Summary
The State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides detailed analysis of any and every state policy that impacts the teaching profession. The Yearbook is a 52-volume encyclopedia (51 state reports including the...

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are Colorado's education school graduates ready to teach reading and mathematics in elementary classrooms?
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Preparing-Tomorrows-Teachers:-Are-Colorados-education-school-graduates-ready-to-teach-reading-and-mathematics-in-elementary-classrooms
As a follow up to NCTQ's national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate...

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are Utah's education school graduates ready to teach reading and mathematics in elementary classrooms?
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Preparing-Tomorrows-Teachers:-Are-Utahs-education-school-graduates-ready-to-teach-reading-and-mathematics-in-elementary-classrooms
As a follow up to NCTQ's national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate...

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are Wyoming's education school graduates ready to teach reading and mathematics in elementary classrooms?
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Preparing-Tomorrows-Teachers:-Are-Wyomings-education-school-graduates-ready-to-teach-reading-and-mathematics-in-elementary-classrooms
As a follow up to NCTQ's national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate...

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Are New Mexico's education school graduates ready to teach reading and mathematics in elementary classrooms?
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Preparing-Tomorrows-Teachers:-Are-New-Mexicos-education-school-graduates-ready-to-teach-reading-and-mathematics-in-elementary-classrooms
As a follow up to NCTQ's national studies of how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading and mathematics, NCTQ looks at preparation in both subjects in all undergraduate...

Race to the Top: Colorado may be used to high altitudes, but can it compete in Race to the Top?
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Race-to-the-Top:-Colorado-may-be-used-to-high-altitudes,-but-can-it-compete-in-Race-to-the-Top
NCTQ's advice to states on what they can do to improve their shot at getting a portion of the $4.35 billion in Race to the Top funds.

Tackling the STEM crisis: Five steps your state can take to improve the quality and quantity of its K-12 math and science teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Tackling-the-STEM-crisis:-Five-steps-your-state-can-take-to-improve-the-quality-and-quantity-of-its-K--12-math-and-science-teachers
State laws and regulations can either help or hinder the ability of school districts to hire effective teachers for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. State officials wanting to...

What Indiana's Education Schools Aren't Teaching About Reading
https://www.nctq.org/publications/What-Indianas-Education-Schools-Arent-Teaching-About-Reading
NCTQ Releases Study of Reading Preparation in Indiana Education Schools: As a follow up to NCTQ's national study on how well elementary teachers are prepared to teach reading, NCTQ looks...

2008 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: What States Can Do To Retain Effective New Teachers - National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2008-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-What-States-Can-Do-To-Retain-Effective-New-Teachers----National-Summary
The 2008 edition of the State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides an in-depth analysis of a critical piece of the teacher quality puzzle: the retention of effective new teachers.

A Race to the Top Scorecard
https://www.nctq.org/publications/A-Race-to-the-Top-Scorecard
States may no longer be working on their Race to the Top applications, but NCTQ's scorecard is a great way to assess states' human capital policies. Covering areas like pathways...

No Common Denominator: The Preparation of Elementary Teachers in Mathematics by America's Education Schools
https://www.nctq.org/publications/No-Common-Denominator:-The-Preparation-of-Elementary-Teachers-in-Mathematics-by-Americas-Education-Schools
American students' chronically poor performance in mathematics on international tests may begin in the earliest grades, handicapped by the weak knowledge of mathematics of their own elementary teachers. NCTQ looks...

2007 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2007-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-National-Summary
The State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides detailed analysis of any and every state policy that impacts the teaching profession. The Yearbook is a 52-volume encyclopedia (51 state reports including the...

If Wishes Were Horses: The Reality behind Teacher Quality Findings
https://www.nctq.org/publications/If-Wishes-Were-Horses:-The-Reality-behind-Teacher-Quality-Findings
An exciting proposition is making the rounds of the education policy circuit. Generated by recent findings on the importance of teacher quality, it suggests assigning great teachers five years in...

Alternative Certification Isn't Alternative
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Alternative-Certification-Isnt-Alternative
As this study shows, most alternate route teachers have had to jump through many of the same hoops, meeting the same "traditional" academic requirements and undergoing much the same training...

What Education Schools Aren't Teaching About Reading--and What Elementary Teachers Aren't Learning
https://www.nctq.org/publications/What-Education-Schools-Arent-Teaching-About-Reading----and-What-Elementary-Teachers-Arent-Learning
In this groundbreaking report, NCTQ studied a large representative sampling of ed schools to find out what future elementary teachers are and are not learning about reading instruction. The report,...

Fwd: Arresting Insights in Education Subject: Teacher Education: Coming Up Empty
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Fwd:-Arresting-Insights-in-Education-Subject:-Teacher-Education:-Coming-Up-Empty
The nation's leading teacher educators have produced an exhaustive review of the impact that formal teacher education has on teachers. Studying Teacher Education - a voluminous report of the American...