Mentoring Support for New Teachers

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints

Quality Counts 2008: Tapping into Teaching introduces a redesigned framework for policy indicators related to the teaching profession. A major focus of this new framework is state efforts to build and support effective teaching throughout a teacher's career. The EPE Research Center's annual state policy survey, which was conducted for the report, investigated state activity related to mentoring as one area in which states can build and support teacher capacity.

The report found that 25 states require and finance mentoring for all beginning teachers and 20 of those states have some form of mentoring program standards for selecting, training, and/or matching mentors to novice teachers. But some states are more active than others in terms of the different types of standards they have implemented related to their mentoring requirements.

This stat of the week examines the number of policies each state has in place based on the following indicators: State has standards for selecting mentors; state has standards for mentor training or requires a specific training program for all mentors; and state has standards for matching mentors and beginning teachers.

State policies for the selection of mentors were the most common form of mentoring standards, with 19 states having those in place. Fourteen states have mentor training standards while only 10 states have standards for matching mentors and mentees. A majority of the states with any form of mentoring standards had more than one of the policies examined in place, with 7 states having all three forms of standards. Requiring beginning teachers to participate in a mentoring program may be an important part of supporting new teachers, but ensuring those programs meet standards may also be an essential component in developing teacher capacity.

For more state-by-state information on state mentoring policies, please see the EPE Research Center's Education Counts database.

State Standards for Mentoring

Web Only

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented

Sponsor Insights

Free Ebook: How to Implement a Coding Program in Schools

Successful Intervention Builds Student Success

Effective Ways to Support Students with Dyslexia

Stop cobbling together your EdTech

Integrate Science and ELA with Informational Text

Can self-efficacy impact growth for ELLs?

Disruptive Tech Integration for Meaningful Learning

Building Community for Social Good

5 Resources on the Power of Interoperability from Unified Edtech

New campaign for UN World Teachers Day

5 Game-Changers in Today’s Digital Learning Platforms

Hiding in Plain Sight - 7 Common Signs of Dyslexia in the Classroom

The research: Reading Benchmark Assessments

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

All Students Are Language Learners: The Imagine Learning Language Advantage™

Shifting Mindsets: A Guide for Training Paraeducators to Think Differently About Challenging Behavior

How to Support All Students with Equitable Pathways

2019 K-12 Digital Content Report

3-D Learning & Assessment for K–5 Science

Climate Change, LGBTQ Issues, Politics & Race: Instructional Materials for Teaching Complex Topics

Closing the Science Achievement Gap

Evidence-based Coaching: Key Driver(s) of Scalable Improvement District-Wide

Advancing Literacy with Large Print

Research Sheds New Light on the Reading Brain

Tips for Supporting English Learners Through Personalized Approaches

Student Engagement Lessons from 3 Successful Districts

Response to Intervention Centered on Student Learning

The Nonnegotiable Attributes of Effective Feedback

SEE MORE Insights >