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Review of Tennessee's Report Card on the Effectivenss of Teacher Training Programs

Teacher Training

October 2011

Author: Joseph Woodson

Legislative Brief

States are still learning how to collect, analyze, and evaluate data from teacher preparation programs. In Tennessee, teacher preparation program evaluation is annually represented in the Report Card on the Effectiveness of Teacher Training Programs (the report card). This legislative brief reviews the information included in the current report card, as well as the report card's limitations. The brief also outlines ongoing Race to the Top initiatives aimed at redesigning the report card to make it more readable and a more useful tool for institutions to evaluate their teacher preparation programs.