The state should use a licensing test to verify that all new teachers meet its professional standards.
As of September 2011, the District of Columbia requires all new teachers to pass a pedagogy test from the Praxis series in order to attain licensure.
Verify that commercially available tests of pedagogy actually align with the District's standards.
The District of Columbia should ensure that its selected tests of professional knowledge measure the knowledge and skills the District expects new teachers to have.
The District of Columbia was helpful in providing NCTQ with the facts necessary for this analysis.