NCTQ Student Teaching Report Misses the Mark

Official AACTE Statement

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Report Paints Inaccurate View of Current Educator Preparation Environment

(July 21, 2011, Washington, D.C.) – The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) today released a report reviewing “student teaching programs” from 134 higher education institutions across the U.S. As the national organization representing higher-education-based educator preparation programs, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) has evaluated the standards and results of the report and finds that they fail to capture current professional standards, practices and reform efforts occurring in the profession.