AACTE is committed to meeting members' needs and serving as a national voice and resource on behalf of the educator preparation profession. At the request of our members, we have compiled a set of resources on the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) Teacher Prep Review. These resources serve to bring more transparency to the full story behind the review process, institutions' history with NCTQ, and the collective concerns of the AACTE membership.
NCTQ recently shifted from publishing an overall annual review of teacher preparation programs to releasing the Review in stages focused on specific programs and levels.
A recent assessment by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) found the NCTQ Review to have “multiple logical, conceptual, and methodological flaws.” Learn more on Ed Prep Matters.
In previous surveys of AACTE member institutions, nearly 90% said that NCTQ did not serve as an appropriate and objective arbiter for educator preparation program quality. Based on AACTE's interactions with NCTQ at the national level and our members' repeated experiences with the group over the years, the Association seeks to inform the public about the facts, experiences, and perspectives of our membership. The resources posted below chronicle member responses, media coverage, and research about the NCTQ reports. We’ve also prepared a response kit for AACTE members with exclusive tools, research links, and strategies to assist institutions in responding to media inquiries and related needs.
Stay tuned to this web page and AACTE’s blog for the latest information about NCTQ.
- NCTQ “Teacher Prep Review” – Institutional Response Kit | 27 October, 2016
This kit is designed to help member institutions develop a response to the NCTQ “Teacher Prep Review” by equipping them with tools and strategies for responding in a way their respective institution deems most appropriate....
- Responses to the 2014 NCTQ/U.S. News & World Report Review | 18 June, 2014
Below are responses from national and state organizations, deans, professors, and students to 2014 NCTQ-U.S. News & World Report Review....
- Responses to 2013 NCTQ-U.S. News & World Report Review | 24 June, 2013
Below are responses from national and state organizations, deans, professors, and students to 2013 NCTQ-U.S. News & World Report Review....
- AACTE Members' Key Points on 2013 NCTQ Review | 20 June, 2013
Most educator preparation programs embrace accountability through a number of efforts (e.g., national accreditation, state program approval, regional accreditation, federal Title II reporting, performance-based exit measures such as edTPA, Teacher Work Sample, and other measures). However, their con...
- Reports, Standards, and Other Materials from NCTQ | 12 June, 2013
The following are reports and standards from NCTQ about its rating for the nation's education schools....