Teacher-Quality Group to Revamp Education School Review
Deans Mounted Protest Against Study Done with U.S. News and World Report
The organizer of a plan to review all 1,400 schools of education and publish the findings in U.S. News and World Report is altering several key aspects of the study’s methodology—an attempt, officials of the group say, to respond to mounting complaints.
The National Council of Teacher Quality posted its grading criteria online Feb. 9 to address concerns among education school deans that the review wouldn’t be transparent or accurate. It also plans to supplement the content-based analysis at the heart of its methodology with information on candidate classroom performance culled from “value added” data.
Finally, the organization will not, as previously planned, issue a failing grade to institutions that don’t...
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