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Document Number: 7788

Teaching Quality in a Changing Policy Landscape: Improvements in the Teacher Pool - Recent years have seen a high level of education policy activity focused on issues of teacher quality. Policies have been developed at federal, state and institutional levels, and include increased institutional reporting of teacher candidates’ test scores, the mandate for Highly Qualified Teachers under NCLB, more stringent requirements for entry into and accreditation of teacher education programs and the rapid expansion of alternate pathways into teaching. To determine whether these policies were accompanied by changes in the academic quality of prospective teachers, this study focuses on Praxis candidates from the years 2002 through 2005, and compares this cohort with an earlier cohort of prospective teachers (1994 to 1997) included in an earlier ETS study. (ETS, December 2007)...

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