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Research Report: Teachers

By Sarah Schwartz — June 19, 2018 1 min read
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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.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 20, 2018 edition of Education Week as Teachers

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