Tag Archives: National Council on Teacher Quality

NCTQ evaluates teacher education programs

In a new report, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) evaluated the nation’s teacher education programs.  They examined 18 elementary and 22 secondary teacher education programs in North Carolina. The big winner was the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  NCTQ placed the secondary education graduate program at UNC-CH on its Teacher PrepContinue Reading

NCTQ gives NC a D+ on teacher prep

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) just released their 2012 State Policy Yearbook.  Here is the breakdown of the grades for North Carolina: Area 1: Delivering well prepared teachers: D- Area 2: Expanding the pool of teachers: D+ Area 3: Identifying effective teachers: C- Area 4: Retaining effective teachers: C Area 5: Exiting ineffectiveContinue Reading

The teacher quality debate

Days after the NC Department of Public Instruction released teacher effectiveness ratings, the National Council on Teacher Quality published evaluations of teacher quality in each state. North Carolina fared poorly in the NCTQ study.  Overall, NC earned a D+.  Compared to efforts to raise teacher quality in other states, NC faltered with a ranking ofContinue Reading