Teachers to the Test?

May 24, 2005 1 min read

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?

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A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.