AACTE is committed to meeting members' needs and serving as a national voice and resource on behalf of the educator preparation profession. At the request of our members, we have compiled a set of resources on the annual U.S. News & World Report/National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) Teacher Prep Review. These resources serve to bring more transparency to the full story behind the review process, institutions' history with NCTQ, and the collective concerns of the AACTE membership.

In member surveys over the last several years, AACTE has found that nearly 90% of member institutions do not feel that U.S. News and NCTQ serve as an appropriate and objective arbiter for such a wide–scale review of educator preparation program quality. Based on AACTE's interactions with NCTQ at the national level and our members' repeated experiences with the group over the years, we believe it is our responsibility to inform the public about the facts, experiences, and perspectives of our membership.

After a hiatus in 2015, NCTQ has announced that it will again be releasing a Review for 2016, with an anticipated release in October. In a document circulated to institutions earlier in the year, NCTQ outlined some of the changes that would be made to the upcoming Review.

Stay tuned to this web page and AACTE’s blog for the latest information about NCTQ.

Responses to 2014 NCTQ-U.S. News & World Report Review

AACTE Press Statements

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NCTQ/USNWR Resources

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