The Network for Transforming Educator Preparation (NTEP) is committed to supporting states in developing systems to collect, analyze and report on outcome data from educator preparation programs and helping states leverage their data systems to drive continuous improvement to ensure that all teachers are learner-ready and principals school-ready on Day One.
As part of this continued focus on supporting continuous improvement and to better understand how teacher preparation programs are evaluated, CCSSO partnered with Teacher Preparation Analytics to conduct a first-of-its-kind scan of teacher preparation evaluation systems for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report, Accountability in Teacher Preparation: Policies and Data in the 50 States and DC, brought encouraging news that states are moving in the right direction and NTEP states are significantly farther along in the reform process.
While the scan uncovers a story of progress for many states, there is still much work to be done to ensure every program graduates educators ready for the challenges they'll face in the classroom and in schools. CCSSO sees a tremendous opportunity for states to learn from each other and states participating in NTEP are well-positioned to help lead the way. NTEP state officials continue to work with the educator preparation professionals and other research, assessment and evaluation experts to continue to improve and track the quality of preparation programs.