Report: States Must Strengthen Teacher-Preparation Accountability

From: Education Week
by Stephen Sawchuk

States should overhaul the accountability mechanisms for teacher-preparation programs so that they focus on the effectiveness of graduates in classrooms, as measured by such factors as value-added data, classroom-based teacher observations, surveys of graduates and administrators, and data on the “persistence” or retention rates of graduates in the profession, an analysis released this morning says.

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