Grading of Teacher Colleges to Be Revamped

From Education Week
By Stephen Sawchuk

The organizer of a plan to review all 1,400 schools of education and publish the findings in U.S. News and World Report is altering several key aspects of its methodology – an attempt, officials for the group say, to respond to mounting complaints about the study.

The National Council of Teacher Quality posted its grading criteria online Wednesday morning to address concerns among education school deans that the review wouldn’t be transparent or accurate. It also plans to supplement the content-based analysis at the heart of its methodology with information on candidate classroom performance culled from “value added” data.

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