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Performance-Based Teacher Preparation and Licensure in Indiana MS Word - History and analysis of actions by the Indiana Professional Standards Board, created by legislation in 1992. (Gary M. Ingersoll and Dale P. Scannell, Education Commission of the States, December 1998)...

Preparing and Credentialing the Nation’s Teachers: The Secretary’s Eighth Report on Teacher Quality - The Secretary's Eighth Report on Teacher Quality presents the most current information for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the outlying areas. The report outlines how states are preparing and credentialing teachers, and is based on state-submitted data from 2008, 2009 and 2010. (U.S. Department of Education, 2011) ...

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)...

Title II State Reports 2009 - Title II of the Higher Education Act requires each state receiving funding under the act to report annually on the quality of teacher preparation in the state, including alignment of teacher standards, requirements for certification, pass rates, performance standards, teachers on waivers and state efforts to improve teaching quality. Interactive map allows selection of state report and plan.(U.S. Department of Education, 2009)...

Increasing Accountability for Teacher Preparation Programs - In meeting the requirements of the NCLB, states are focusing on teacher quality. However there is a question of who is accountable for teacher quality, and what are the standards. The 16 Southern Regional Education Board states are profiled here, detailing the accountability standards for each. (Jenny Jackson, Southern Regional Education Board, December 2006) ...

California's Teaching Force: Key Issues and Trends 2002 - This report on teacher quality in California finds that, in the 2001-02 school year, almost 42,000 teachers were underprepared in the state. According to this report, teachers who have not completed a teacher preparation program and do not have a preliminary credential issued by the state represent about one in seven of all public school teachers in California. (The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 2002)...


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