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NCTQ Review

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.

View NCTQ/USNWR resources

Staff Contact: Deborah Koolbeck