Advancing Teacher Quality

April 15, 2011 by Sandi Jacobs, Vice President at National Council on Teacher Quality
Sandi Jacobs

An important shift in thinking about teacher quality is underway. The demand for highly qualified teachers is slowly, but surely, being replaced by a call for highly effective teachers. The change is more than just semantics. Policymaking around improving teacher quality to date has focused almost exclusively on qualifications: teacher credentials, majors, degrees, licensing. But increased accountability for student learning and compelling research showing that teachers are the single most important school-based drivers of student achievement are moving the field towards a decidedly performance-based focus on teacher quality. How do efforts in Colorado compare to other states? And what are the implications of this paradigm shift for teacher preparation?

Thank You

Thanks for your interest in the Hot Lunch "Advancing Teacher Quality". The Donnell-Kay Foundation will contact you on April 08, 2011 to let you know if you are registered or on the waitlist.

Advancing Teacher Quality

The Donnell-Kay Foundation will then email you directly one week before the event (April 08, 2011) to let you know if you are registered or on the waitlist.