State Teacher Policy Database

Explore NCTQ data and analysis of state laws, rules, and regulations that shape the teaching profession- from teacher preparation, licensing, and evaluation to compensation, professional development, and dismissal policies.

Use the links below to learn more about the national landscape, dig into individual state policies and recommendations, or create a custom report comparing state data.

The National Overview offers a look at national trends in teacher policy. Select a specific policy area to explore NCTQ's comprehensive analysis.
State Analyses provide an in-depth look into each state's teacher policy findings and recommendations. Select a state for an overview and to explore by policy area.