NAAC Statement on Assessment and Evaluation of Programs
The National Association for Alternative Certification (NAAC) advocates for objective evidence that alternative pathways result in effective teachers and success for all students. In collaboration with National, State and local education groups, NAAC and its members emphasize the importance of program evaluation to assess quality and the use of data to inform and refine strategies toward effective education program completer outcomes. The association's platform further supports collection and use of triangulated data from students/parents, school administrators, and peers to provide indicators of alternatively certified teachers' performance to foster high levels of learning in all types of schools and with all students.
NAAC Members are invited to nominate outstanding interns for a $1,000 scholarship and complimentary registration to the annual conference. More information
APA Report on Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs
A recent report on Assessing and Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs argues that "Pre-K to 12 student learning is the central element of effective teaching and should be the focus of assessing the quality of teacher preparation programs." The report from the American Psychological Association task force can be found here.