Toward the Effective Teaching of New College- and Career-Ready Standards: Making Professional Learning Systemic

A TQ Center Research-to-Practice Brief, this resource describes options for states to move away from fragmented professional development and toward supporting more coherent and sustained professional learning opportunities for teachers. The brief focuses on state-level policies in the following areas:

  • professional development
  • teacher certification
  • teacher evaluation, and
  • teacher compensation

Learn how policies in each of these areas can come together to build systems to support true professional learning with respect to implementing new college- and career-ready standards. In addition, the brief highlights examples in which states are beginning to take important steps toward ensuring that all teachers are ready and able to prepare their students for college and careers in the 21st century.