2011 Delivering Well Prepared Teachers Policy
The state should use a licensing test to verify that all new teachers meet its professional standards.
Connecticut only requires all new elementary teachers to pass a popular content test from the Praxis series that combines both subject-matter knowledge and pedagogy in order to attain licensure.
Require that all new teachers pass a pedagogy test to verify that they meet professional standards.
Connecticut should expand the requirement for a pedagogy test to new secondary teachers.
Verify that commercially available tests of pedagogy actually align with state standards.
Connecticut should ensure that its selected test of professional knowledge measures the knowledge and skills the state expects new teachers to have.
Connecticut recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis. The state added that it is considering the adoption of a pedagogy test. It plans to review available assessments to determine which ones align with Connecticut's Common Core of Teaching, the state-adopted teaching standards.