Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs with Teacher Evaluation Ratings

Teacher preparation programs have long been judged on criteria such as licensing exam scores and teacher retention rates. Now, states are moving toward multi-outcome measures, including teacher evaluation ratings, to assess program quality.

UNC researcher and associate director of the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC) Kevin Bastian recently led a statewide study of the relationships between teacher preparation programs and their graduates’ evaluation ratings after entering the workforce.

He joins University of Wisconsin-Madison research Peter Goff to discuss his findings and their potential implications for researchers, policymakers, and practitioners.

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