Teacher Preparation Program Evaluation for Accountability and Improvement

TQ Center Webcast
Previously Recorded on September 27, 2012


The National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (TQ Center) hosted this webinar on September 27, 2012, to discuss the increased accountability for ensuring high levels of student achievement that has that has been placed on students, teachers, administrators, and schools alike during the past decade. Current research establishes that teachers and administrators are pivotal to student learning and that the programs that prepare our teachers and administrators are equally vital to students' success.


(* You might need to adjust your volume higher to hear the whole webinar.)

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Teacher Preparation Programs for Support and Accountability (PDF)
Jane Coggshall, Ph.D., AIR/TQ Center; Lauren Bivona, AIR/TQ Center; and Dan Reschly, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University/TQ Center

Evolution of Louisiana's Assessment Systems for Teacher Preparation (PDF)
George Noell, Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Teacher Preparation Programs and Teacher Quality: Are There Real Differences Across Programs? (PDF)
Cory Koedel, Ph.D., University of Missouri


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