• Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs

    Written by Site / 5 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Equity, Data, Assessment


    The main goal of any teacher preparation program is to prepare highly effective teachers for all students. However, there is a lot of variation in the quality of teacher preparation programs and even more debate on what makes some programs better than others and how to improve on them. Even tougher is deciding how to assess and evaluate teacher preparation programs; should the focus be on program features, program outputs and outcomes, or graduates of that program and their path in the education workforce?

    Angela Minnici, the Director for the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, discusses just that in her ..

  • Webinar Reminder: Forward Your Questions about Educational Leadership Policy

    Written by Naz / 13 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: Leadership, About SCEE/CCSSO, Webinars

    Webinar Details (No need to pre-register)

    Thursday, October 9
    3 PM Eastern
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    Remember to join CCSSO, NASBE, NCSL, and NGA for a joint policy webinar on Thursday October 9 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern).

    We have plenty of questions in queue, but we want to know what most concerns you and your colleagues about educational leadership policy. Send questions that policy partners and presenters can answer to or respond in the comments section of this blog.  

    With mid-term elections less than one month away, we ..

  • The Widget Effect and SCEE States

    Written by Naz / 13 days ago / 0 Comments

    Categories: About SCEE/CCSSO

    One could argue that much of the work being done by SCEE states was sparked by publication of The Widget Effect by TNTP in 2009. The week of October 6, 2014, the TNTP Blog is hosting policyleaders and educators who reflect upon educator evaluation - what's changed, what's working, and what's not. The inaugural post by Tim Daly reflects upon a "hard truth": "Across the country, nearly all teachers are still rated ‘good' or ‘great.'"

    Do you think that is a "hard truth"? Are other professions expected to have high numbers of low performers? The MET project demonstrated that on ..

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