AACTE to Present Major Forum on Improving Teacher Effectiveness at 2010 Annual Meeting

Educators to Examine How Best to Assess the Quality of New Teachers

For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin McCabe, kmccabe@aacte.org

Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2010) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) will present a major forum on performance assessments for beginning teachers February 21 in Atlanta at its 62nd Annual Meeting & Exhibits.

At issue is the quality of new teachers preparing for licensure. Policy makers and educators agree there is an urgent need to develop a national model for teacher performance assessments, based on best practices and key design principles.