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Research, Accuracy Issues Abound with NCTQ State Policy Report on Teacher Prep Print E-mail

Teacher preparation experts are dismissing the credibility of the latest National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) report, citing too many unanswered questions around its efficacy, methodology and accuracy.

AACTE finds the 2012 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Improving Teacher Preparation National Summary to be vastly inconsistent with the gold-standard of student performance measures, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The accuracy of the report, which lacks research linking NCTQ's criteria to improved teaching and learning outcomes and an explanation of how and from whom data was collected, is already being challenged by national and state officials around the country.

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