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Document Number: 3728

Interpret With Caution: The First State Title II Reports on the Quality of Teacher Preparation - The standards movement challenges American teachers as never before. It asks them to get all of their students to levels that used to be achieved by only a few. Teachers themselves worry about whether they are prepared for this challenge. This analysis claims that this accounting of the quality of teacher preparation falls short of providing policymakers and the public with basic information on how many of its teachers meet prescribed professional standards, how those teachers are distributed across districts and how well colleges and universities are preparing teachers to teach in a standards-based system. (Sandra Huang, Yun Yi and Kati Haycock, Education Trust, June 2002)...


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