The state should use a licensing test to verify that all new teachers meet its professional standards.
Alaska does not currently require new teachers to pass a test of pedagogy in order to attain licensure.
The state requires elementary teachers to pass either a Praxis content knowledge test or the pedagogy test. Secondary teachers are not required to pass a test of pedagogy
Require that all new teachers pass a pedagogy test.
Alaska should verify that all new teachers meet professional standards through a test of professional knowledge.
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