main
community
contact staff ecs twitter facebook
Teaching QualityWhat States Are Doing (Additional Resources)
 
  TEACHING QUALITY
 
What States Are Doing
Selected Research & Readings
Other Web Sites
 Certification and Licensure
 Compensation and Diversified Pay
 Evaluation and Effectiveness
 Induction Programs and Mentoring
 Paraprofessionals
 Preparation
 Professional Development
 Recruitment and Retention
 Tenure or Continuing Contract
 Unions/Collective Bargaining
 Working Conditions
 




State Teacher Tenure/Continuing Contract Laws PDF - States address the issue of teacher dismissal in various ways. Some have eliminated the term tenure (i.e., Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, Florida); some have repealed tenure and tightened the due process timelines (i.e., Oklahoma); others have retained tenure provisions but streamlined the due process provisions (i.e., Michigan, Connecticut); and one state (Wisconsin) has stipulated the collective bargaining process as the means of determining tenure policies at the local school district level. (Dinah Frey, Education Commission of the States, October 2010)...

Teacher Tenure/Continuing Contract Laws: Updated for 2007 MS Word PDF - Multistate compilations of teacher tenure/continuing contract provisions. (Education Commission of the States, August 2007)...

Teaching Quality: A 50-State Perspective of Policy Implementation (PowerPoint) - This presentation, created for the Colorado Association for Teacher Educators, offers a 50-state perspective of policy implementation related to No Child Left Behind and teaching quality. The presentation reviewed state definitions for highly qualified teachers, subject-matter competency requirements, high-quality professional development and the role of teacher-educators in helping teachers become "highly qualified." (Jennifer Azordegan, Education Commission of the States, Spring 2004)...

State and Federal Teacher Data Collection MS Word PDF - Several states have taken teacher quality data collection to a new level by requiring information above and beyond data requirements in Title II, NCLB, and national or state accreditation programs. Added state data-collection measures include tracking: teacher impact on student achievement, beginning teacher classroom performance, career path data, employer statisfaction data and teacher preparation program graduate satisfaction. (Education Commission of the States, February 2004)...

Teachers: Protections/Limits on Liability MS Word - Multistate policy compilations. (Education Commission of the States, March 1998)...

Teacher Tenure/Continuing Contract Laws: Updated for 1997 MS Word - Multistate compilations. (Education Commission of the States, September 1997)...

2010 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Blueprint for Change - As a companion to last year's comprehensive state-by-state analysis, the 2010 edition provides each state with an individualized Blueprint for Change. Key policy areas such as teacher preparation, evaluation, tenure, dismissal and alternative certification are included in the blueprint. A reader has the option of selecting a state and downloading the individualized report and viewing the overall results for the nation. (National Council on Teacher Quality, 2010)...

The Status of the Teaching Profession 2009 - This new report examines the mismatch between changing needs of reforming high schools and systems of teacher development and support. While many teachers have the expertise they need to succeed in California’s reforming high schools, data from this new survey of high school principals commissioned by the Center and conducted by SRI International finds that nearly all schools have some teachers who lack knowledge or skills in areas now considered key for success in college and the workplace. (The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, December 2009)...

Education Counts - Education Week's Education Counts database contains state data on several teaching quality indicators relating to areas such as accountability, recruitment and retention, evaluation and compensation. (Editorial Projects in Education, 2009)...

Improving Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness: Designing a Framework for Colorado - The Race to the Top competition provides a compelling process within which to address the ways to produce more effective teachers. National experts on teacher effectiveness were interviewed and the authors placed that wisdom into the Colorado context. Recommendations are made for moving from an existing system based on inputs to much closer attention to system outputs and outcomes. (Colorado Legacy Foundation, August 2009)...

2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook - The National Council on Teacher Quality's third annual review of state laws, rules and regulations is a comprehensive analysis of the full range of each state's teacher policies, measured against a realistic blueprint for reform. The online Yearbook provides a road map to the Race to the Top, addressing key policy areas such as teacher preparation, evaluation, alternative certification and compensation. After viewing the findings, it is clear that states have a great deal of work to do in order to ensure that every child has an effective teacher. The Yearbook has been customized so that each state has its own report, with its own analyses and data. Users can download any of our 51 state reports. (National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009)...

State Teacher Policy Yearbook 2007 - This site provides an analysis of each state's full range of teacher policies, measured against a realistic blueprint for reform. The Yearbook identifies policy goals related to teacher quality objectives, licensure, evaluation, compensation, preparation and certification. (National Council on Teaching Quality, 2007)...

Third Illinois Policy Inventory on Teaching and Learning - In December 2001, the Illinois Education Research Council prepared the first Inventory on Teaching and Learning for Illinois in conjunction with the state’s responsibilities as a member of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, and published a second inventory in December 2002. This third inventory provides new information documenting progress to April 2005. The report discusses policy around three themes: (1) organizing schools for teaching and learning success; (2) quality teacher preparation, accreditation and licensure; and (3)and building a professionally rewarding career in teaching. (Jennifer B. Presley and Eleanor G. Cameron, Illinois Education Research Council, April 2005)...

Searching the Attic: How States Are Responding to the Nation's Goal of Placing a Highly Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom - This report examines the teaching quality requirements in states prior to the enactment of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act in January 2002, and the new teacher and HOUSSE (High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation) requirements approved by states in response to NCLB. The authors identify the most common problems states have encountered in establishing high quality teacher standards and recommend ways state policymakers can address these problems. Individual state analyses and grades are provided for the 39 states that approved a HOUSSE, the 11 states applying their certification systems to identify highly qualified teachers, and a table of the options available in all states for earning highly qualified status. (Kate Walsh and Emma Snyder, National Council on Teacher Quality, December 2004)...

Quality Teaching in Kentucky: A Progress Report - This report reviews the status of the major quality teaching initiatives undertaken in Kentucky in recent years, as well as the work that remains to be done. Areas of focus in the report include teacher compensation, teacher education/preparation, teacher recruitment and retention, and teacher professional development. According to the report, more professional development in Kentucky is focused on classroom content than was previously the case, and state teacher standards—for both new and veteran teachers—are aligned with national standards. A three-page executive summary also is available. (Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, for the National Commission on Teaching for America’s Future, November 2004)...

Education Counts - Education Week's Education Counts database contains state data on several teaching quality indicators relating to areas such as accountability, recruitment and retention, evaluation and compensation. (Editorial Projects in Education, 2005)...

The Status of the Teaching Profession 2005 - This report provides the latest available data and analysis of California’s teaching workforce and identifies the challenges confronting the state’s educators and policymakers. While the report acknowledges the gains made by California in reducing the number of teachers working on emergency permits, it also documents the unfair assignment of the least prepared teachers and a resurgent teacher shortage at a time when California is greatly challenged by high-stakes state and federal requirements. (Camille E. Esch, Christopher M. Chang-Ross, Roneeta Guha, Daniel C. Humphrey, Patrick M. Shields, Juliet D. Tiffany-Morales, Marjorie E. Weschler and Katrina R. Woodworth, The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2005)...


What States Are Doing Current

Print Friendly and PDF

4

Thank you, Issue Site Sponsors
pearson

 
Home  |  About ECS  |  Education Issues A-Z  | Research Studies  |  Reports & Databases  |  State Legislation  |  State Profiles  |  Projects & Institutes  |  Newsroom  |  Website User's Guide


Information provided by ECS combines the best of the most recent and useful research available. Should you have questions, please contact our Information Clearinghouse at 303.299.3675.

700 Broadway, #810 Denver, CO 80203-3442
Phone: 303.299.3600 | Fax: 303.296.8332
 
©2014 Education Commission of the States
www.ecs.org | ecs@ecs.org
Read our privacy policy