Congress should pay for the development of a national teacher test, using performance to judge accomplishment, and the test results should be incorporated into state licensing requirements, a new report from the National Academy of Education argues.
The components of the ideal teacher prep program outlined in the report--if implemented--could leave some alternative programs out in the cold.
Should performance on a national teacher test be used to judge teaching accomplishment? What other ways should officials be looking at to ensure teacher quality? What do you think?