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Training + Recruitment

Driven by Data: Using Licensure Tests to Build a Strong, Diverse Teacher Workforce

Driven by Data: Using Licensure Tests to Build a Strong, Diverse Teacher Workforce

July 2021

The NCTQ publication of long-hidden data on institutional pass rates for elementary content teacher licensure tests serves as a compass,...

Teacher Prep Review: Program Diversity and Admissions 2021

Teacher Prep Review: Program Diversity and Admissions 2021

February 2021

New data from NCTQ examines the interplay between racial diversity and admissions standards in teacher preparation programs. We present strong...

2020 Teacher Prep Review: Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction

2020 Teacher Prep Review: Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction

January 2020

New data and analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality finds significant progress on the science of reading instruction...

Staffing

Six steps to use student teachers to solve staffing challenges

Six steps to use student teachers to solve staffing challenges

September 2021

For school districts looking to fulfill staffing needs, hosting student teachers offers many advantages to creating a pool of effective...

Roll Call 2020

Roll Call 2020

December 2020

Teachers remain the most important in-school factor for student learning. The implementation of remote learning reminds us of teachers' preeminent...

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

June 2020

No district wants to lay off personnel. But if it ought to be done, NCTQ (along with other education researchers...

Evaluation + Support

The Four Pillars to Reading Success

The Four Pillars to Reading Success

June 2020

Learning how to read is not something that comes naturally. Many children need instruction from their teachers that follows the...

State of the States 2019: Teacher and Principal Evaluation Policy

State of the States 2019: Teacher and Principal Evaluation Policy

October 2019

Since the 2015 passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a large number of states have backed away from...

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

October 2018

The past decade has been marked by rapid changes in teacher evaluations. While many districts and states announced their intention...

Compensation

Smart Money 2.0

Smart Money 2.0

July 2021

A new analysis by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) examines salary data and related compensation materials from 90...

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

February 2021

As we close in on one year of the COVID-19 lockdown, we examine how resources are being used to recruit...

You don't get what you pay for: paying teachers more for master's degrees

You don't get what you pay for: paying teachers more for master's degrees

September 2019

This month, the District Trendline looks at the role of advanced degrees in how teachers are paid.