Published Online: February 28, 2012
Published in Print: February 29, 2012, as Teacher Induction

Report Roundup

Teacher Induction

"Review of State Policies on Teacher Induction"

Even as there are an increasing number of novice teachers in the ranks of the profession, states' teacher-induction policies are generally piecemeal, contends a report by the New Teacher Center.

The report is billed as the first comprehensive examination of states' teacher-induction policies. The Santa Cruz, Calif-based group works to help districts institute induction systems, States were reviewed against 10 standards, which include such factors as how mentors are selected and trained, as well as induction-program delivery.

It notes, for example, that 27 states require some form of induction, yet only 11 require it for two or more years. Twenty-nine states describe who is eligible to serve as a mentor teacher.

Vol. 31, Issue 22, Page 5

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