New Report on Classroom Management Recycles Old NCTQ Methodology, Misconceptions about Teacher Preparation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (December 10, 2013, Washington, D.C.) The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) today released the latest of its critiques of university-based teacher preparation. Training Our Future Teachers: Classroom Management follows the template we have come to expect from NCTQ, using document reviews of…

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Results of Program for International Student Assessment Highlight Inequities, International Lessons for U.S. Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (December 3, 2013, Washington, D.C.) Today the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released results from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a worldwide study of 15-year-old students’ performance on mathematics, science and reading. American students’ performance remained largely unchanged…

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Educators, Researchers and Advocates Release Teaching Quality Policy Road Map

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org A groundbreaking policy guide released today provides state lawmakers and education advocates with a blueprint for practical changes to improve teaching quality in America — one of the most critical factors to support student success. The guide recommends policies based on research and…

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Teacher Prep Says Profession Holding Themselves Accountable – But Are They?

From EdCentralBy Melissa Tooley Research has shown that many new teachers enter the profession underprepared to be successful in the classroom, despite having invested in formal preparation. As a result, many become frustrated and cut their careers short, while the students they taught fall behind. Teacher performance assessments—standardized models for assessing pre-service teachers’ readiness to teach—have been…

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New Assessment for Teacher Candidates Rolls Out After Two Years of Field Testing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org edTPA Helps Determine Whether Aspiring Teachers are Ready to Teach from Day One (November 8, 2013, Washington, D.C.) After more than four years of development and analysis, including two years of field testing with 12,000 teacher candidates, a new performance-based assessment to measure…

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National Academy of Education Report on Evaluation Measures Underscores Validity, Multiple Measures of Assessment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (October 25, 2013, Washington, D.C.) – The National Academy of Education (NAEd) today released Evaluation of Teacher Preparation Programs: Purposes, Methods, and Policy Options, a report that aims to provide clearer information and direction around evaluation measures and systems in educator preparation. The…

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AACTE to Serve as National Partner in New Network for Transforming Educator Preparation Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (October 25, 2013, Washington, D.C.) – On October 23, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced the creation of the Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) to implement recommendations from Our Responsibility, Our Promise: CCSSO Task Force Report on Transforming Educator…

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Report: State Education Agencies and Higher Education Partnerships on Common Core Still Evolving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (September 19, 2013, Washington, D.C.) The Center for Education Policy (CEP) at The George Washington University has released a new report titled Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Education Agencies’ Views on Postsecondary Involvement. The report presents results from…

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AACTE Celebrates Approval of New Professional Accreditation Standards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (September 3, 2013, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) applauds the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Board of Directors upon its adoption of historic and ambitious national accreditation standards for educator preparation. AACTE member…

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PDK/Gallup Poll Shows Satisfaction with Local Schools, Divide between the Public and Policy Makers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews, contact: Lisa Johnson Kiefer 202-478-4502 or lkiefer@aacte.org (August 21, 2013, Washington, D.C.) – The 45th annual Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was released today, revealing that Americans are highly satisfied with their community schools but disagree with policy makers on key education…

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