Project Seeks to Trace Development of Novice Teachers’ Skills

From Education Week
By Stephen Sawchuk

What skills do teacher education programs set out to teach? What understanding of those topics do their graduates actually come away with? And which of those competencies help improve academic outcomes for students?

Those questions are at the heart of a three-year, federally funded study now under way by researchers at the University of Denver. Its main goal is to see whether it’s possible to come up with a coherent, measurable set of beginning-teacher competencies.