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Opinion: How Teacher Education Programs Should Be Assessed

U.S. Department of Education regulations on accountability rules for teacher-preparation programs should take into account specific data to ensure accurate assessments, two professors argue.

Third-grade teacher Liliana Kendrick prepares for her second year teaching in a portable classroom at Whitestone Elementar...

Professors Mary Brabeck and Frank C. Worrell argue that proposed U.S. Department of Education regulations on accountability rules for teacher-preparation programs should take into account specific data to ensure accurate assessments. Combining a variety of evaluation methods, including classroom observations, standardized test scores and survey evidence, will be more likely to render fair, reliable and valid assessments. (Education Week)

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