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"Effective Teacher Policies: Insights from PISA"

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The 19 highest-performing countries involved in the Program for International Assessment vary widely on most teacher policies, but they do have three practices in common, finds a study by the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation.

All the highest-performing countries, including the United States, had:

• A required, extended period of "clinical practice" during the preservice period or at the beginning of the teacher's career;

• Opportunities for professional development tailored to individual teachers; and

• Teacher-evaluation practices that prioritize continuous improvement.

Vol. 37, Issue 36, Page 4

Published in Print: June 20, 2018, as Teachers
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