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Center on Great Teachers and Leaders

Implementing new college and career readiness standards, along with readying teachers and students for new assessments, is a monumental undertaking by multiple national, state, and local education leaders and organizations. One critical policy area for states to consider is supports for educator preparation programs to ensure that new teachers entering the classroom are well prepared to help their students achieve the Common Core State Standards. To help share information and resources across states, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders' partner, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), asked the team leads of its 30-member State Consortium on Educator Effectiveness to share how they are helping teacher preparation programs in their state align preparation program curricula to the Common Core State Standards. In addition, expert staff working with the new student assessment consortia provided examples of leading practices. Based on the information collected, four common approaches states have taken to align teacher preparation curricula to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics were identified: (1) Align teaching standards and licensure requirements to Common Core; (2) Support faculty through professional development; (3) Integrate Common Core into program approval and accountability requirements and (4) Integrate Common Core into state teacher licensure assessments.

Descriptors: Academic Standards, State Standards, Alignment (Education), Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Faculty Development, Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Program Validation, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Teacher Competencies

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Author: Paliokas, Kathleen

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=4574&id=ED555681



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