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The PATHWISE Series - Research by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) shows a link between mentor-based induction programs for new teachers and improved student learning. ETS produced the PATHWISE Series, which offers a variety of professional development programs tied to research-based standards to help experienced, beginning and student teachers improve their teaching practices. Programs, both online and in workshops, are provided for preservice, instructional leaders, mentoring and induction, observation and evaluation, and school leadership....

The New Teacher Center - Housed at the University of California at Santa Cruz, this is the first center of its kind in the United States and is devoted exclusively to conducting research and providing technical assistance in issues of teacher mentoring and induction. Researchers are currently examining how teacher induction and mentorship programs affect teacher quality, retention and professional development, as well as student achievement....

Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) - This consortium of state education agencies, higher education institutions and national education organizations is dedicated to the reform of the education, licensing and professional development of teachers. INTASC's mission is to promote standards-based reform through the development of model standards and assessments for beginning teachers. The following topics can be found on this Web site: model standards for beginning teachers, performance assessment, test for teaching knowledge, academies, publications....

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