Published Online: November 5, 2013
Published in Print: November 6, 2013, as Teacher Education

Report Roundup

Teacher Education

"Evaluation of Teacher Preparation Programs: Purposes, Methods, and Policy Options"

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

In a new book-length analysis, the National Academy of Education finds that current systems to evaluate teacher preparation programs typically use proxy indicators, such as incoming entrance-exam scores or course syllabi analyses, that do little to inform programs on how to better prepare teachers.

"Just doing an evaluation of a program doesn't make it better," said Robert Floden, a study co-author and the director of the Institute for Research on Teaching and Learning at Michigan State University, in East Lansing.

The report sets out a framework for next-generation evaluation systems, incorporating ways to hold programs accountable, provide consumer information to student-teachers and their potential employers, and support improvements in teacher education overall.

Vol. 33, Issue 11, Page 5

Related Stories
You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login |  Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Commented