The state should use a licensing test to verify that all new teachers meet its professional standards.
Oregon does not currently require new teachers to pass a test of pedagogy in order to attain licensure.
Require that all new teachers pass a pedagogy test.
Oregon should verify that all new teachers meet professional standards through a test of professional knowledge.
Oregon recognized the factual accuracy of this analysis. The state added that it has been a leader in requiring teacher work samples as a demonstration of pedagogical proficiency. Oregon plans to field-test the Teacher Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC) assessment and will consider a statewide assessment of work samples, if the state does not adopt the TPAC once it is fully developed.