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Resources NCTQ/USNWR...
NCTQ/USNWR Review of Education Schools

AACTE remains committed to meeting our 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 U.S. News & World Report/National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) review of education schools. These serve to bring further understanding and transparency to the full story behind the review process, institutions’ history with NCTQ, and the collective concerns of the AACTE membership.

AACTE has surveyed our members numerous times throughout the last two years, and found that while there are some that do not share the same concerns as others, nearly 90 percent of institutions do not feel that U.S. News and NCTQ are appropriate, objective arbiters for this wide-scale review. Based on AACTE’s interactions with NCTQ at the national level and our members’ consistent experiences with the group over the years, we believe it is our responsibility to inform the public about the facts and perspective of our membership. We also feel that we will best serve our members by being a central source for sharing their stories, providing updates on developments and resources related to the review, and connecting them with national staff and peers who can help as they guide through ongoing interactions with NCTQ.

We will continue to keep this section updated with the latest information. We encourage your feedback, questions and additions.


Sharon P. Robinson, Ed.D.
President and CEO
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

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1 Inaccuracies in the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review
2 AACTE Members' Key Points on 2013 NCTQ Review
3 Responses to 2013 NCTQ-U.S. News & World Report Review
4 AACTE Press Statements & Announcements
5 The Real Story on NCTQ
6 Reports, Standards and Other Materials from NCTQ
7 Inaccuracy Reporting Form for NCTQ-U.S. News Review
8 Institutional Response Kit (MEMBERS ONLY)