Statement of the problem
The Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness (TPREP), a national study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, will examine the relationship between teacher preparation experiences and early teacher effectiveness. The study is being conducted by Abt Associates, in partnership with Education Analytics. This study aims to provide new knowledge about how to improve teacher preparation and, as a result, teacher quality. The study will obtain information from teachers about their preparation experiences via a one-time web-based survey and measure relationships between these experiences and teachers' effectiveness in their first year as full-time classroom ..