Introduction to the Common Core Standards
These English language arts and mathematics standards represent a set of expectations for student knowledge and skills that high school graduates need to master to succeed in college and careers.
InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue
This set of model core teaching standards that outline what teachers should know and be able to do to ensure every K-12 student reaches the goal of being ready to enter college or the workforce in today’s world.
Learning to Practice: The Design of Clinical Experience in Teacher Preparation
This policy brief is part of a series commissioned by the Partnership for Teacher Quality to help inform and improve teacher quality policies at the state, local, and national level.
Measuring the Cost Effectiveness of Rich Clinical Practice in Teacher Preparation: Part One, Understanding the Problem
Relatively little is known about both the costs and the effectiveness of greater reliance on rich clinical practice in teacher preparation.
Learning about Teaching: Initial Findings from the Measures of Effective Teaching Project
The goal of the Measures of Effective Teaching project is to help build fair and reliable systems for teacher observation and feedback to help teachers improve and administrators make better personnel decisions.
Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy
The quality of teachers is increasingly recognized as critical to student learning.
Evaluation of Teacher Preparation Programs: Purposes, Methods, and Policy Options
Public concern for the effectiveness of teacher preparation programs has sparked renewed interest in the attributes of evaluation systems used to gauge their quality.
Gathering Feedback for Teaching: Combining High-Quality Observations with Student Surveys and Achievement Gains
This report is intended for policymakers and practitioners wanting to understand the implications of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project’s interim analysis of classroom observations.
Outcomes, Measures, and Data Systems: A Paper Prepared for the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting
This paper was commissioned by CAEP to describe the data and data systems needed to support accreditation policies that foster outcomes-based teacher preparation.
PARCC Releases More Sample Items
These sample items are designed to help teachers, students and parents get a better sense of how PARCC will measure student learning in mathematics and ELA/literacy.