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State Testing and Assessment Requirements for Initial and Continuing General Education Teachers MS Word PDF - There are multiple requirements for teachers to become and remain certified and/or licensed to teach, including different types of tests and assessments. Passing one or more exams is a common requirement for initial teacher licensure. Assessment requirements vary across states from the type of tests administered to the required passing score(s). This ECS StateNote reports on the types of assessments each state requires for initial and continuing teacher certification and licensure only, and is not intended to advocate for the use of teacher assessments in determining teacher quality. (Angela Baber, Education Commission of the States, January 2008)...

Special Education Teacher Certification/Licensure and Endorsement Categories in the States MS Word PDF - This StateNote focuses on the different types of certification systems and the endorsement areas for special education teachers in the states. The certification systems have been divided into three categories: generalist, mild/moderate-severe/profound and categorical. [Please allow time for the tables and charts in this publication to load.] (Justin Bathon, Education Commission of the States, July 2004)...

State Efforts Regarding Teacher Preparation, Certification, Recruitment and Retention MS Word - This ECS StateNote examines how states are training, recruiting and retaining quality teachers for children with special needs. (Jessica McMaken, Education Commission of the States, September 2003)...

Teacher-Related Issues in Special Education MS Word PDF - State policies concerning special education teachers continue to be modified and updated, especially with the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1997. Issue areas discussed in this updated ECS StateNote include teacher recruitment and retention, teacher training, and federal assistance. (Michael Griffith, Education Commission of the States, October 2002)...

Teacher-Related Issues in Special Education MS Word PDF - State policies concerning special education teachers have come to the forefront with the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1997. Issue areas that have been addressed recently include teacher recruitment and retention, teacher training, professional development and training teachers to deal with visual or hearing-impaired students. This updated ECS StateNote looks at how states are addressing these issue areas. (Michael Griffith, Education Commission of the States, September 2001)...


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