Teacher Quality & Supply

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Information Resources

Pennsylvania Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education

Education Commission of the States

Research Resources

Pennsylvania Teachers Unions

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Teacher Preparation

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Professional Development

Alternatives Paths to Teaching

Online Teaching Job Searches

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State Higher Education Executive Officers

Council of Chief State School Officers


Information Resources | Research & Reports

Research & Reports

EPLC Report | Preparation/Certification | Hiring/Recruitment | Induction/Mentoring
Professional Development | Retention | Hard-to-Staff Schools | Highly Qualified
Teacher Assessment | Out-of-Field Teaching | PDE Statistical Reports | Other

EPLC Report

Head of the Class: A Quality Teacher in Every Pennsylvania Classroom
The Education Policy and Leadership Center, 2003

Preparation/Certification

Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report
National Council on Teacher Quality, June 2013

The Changing Teacher Preparation Profession
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, 2013

Teacher Quality 2.0: Special Report 1- From Teacher Education to Student Progress: Teacher Quality Since NCLB
Arnold F. Shober, American Enterprise Institute, Aug 2012

What Teacher Preparation Programs Teach About K-12 Assessment
National Council on Teacher Quality, May 2012

Student Teaching in the United States
National Council on Teacher Quality, July 2011

Improving Student Learning by Supporting Quality Teaching: Key Issues, Effective Strategies
Editorial Projects in Education, Dec 2011

Preparing and Credentialing the Nation’s Teachers: The Secretary’s Eighth Report on Teacher Quality Based on Data Provided for 2008, 2009, 2010
U.S. Department of Education, 2011

Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Nov 2010

What Happens When States Have Genuine Alternative Certification? We Get More Minority Teachers and Test Scores Rise
Education Next, Winter 2009

Teacher Quality in a Changing Policy Landscape: Improvements in the Teacher Pool
Educational Testing Service, December 2007

Educating School Teachers
Arthur Levine, The Education Schools Project, September 2006

What Education Schools Aren’t Teaching About Reading and What Elementary Teachers Aren’t Learning
National Council on Teacher Quality, May 2006

Instructional Paraprofessional Statistics and Trends
Education Commission of the States, September 2005

Preparing and Training Professionals: Comparing Education to Six Other Fields
The Finance Project, 2005

Does Teacher Preparation Matter? Evidence About Teacher Certification, Teach for America, and Teacher Effectiveness
Linda Darling-Hammond, Deborah J. Holtzman, Su Jin Gatlin, and Julian Vasquez Heilig, Stanford University, April 2005

Alternative Teacher Certification: A State by State Analysis 2005
National Center for Alternative Certification, 2005

Alternative Certification: A Growing Trend to Address the Teacher Shortage
Education Commission of the States, December 2004

No Time to Waste: The Vital Role of College and University Leaders in Improving Science and Mathematics Education
Education Commission of the States, October 2004

National Board Certified Teachers and Their Students’ Achievement
Education Policy Analysis Archives, September 2004

The Effects of Teach for America on Students: Findings from a National Evaluation
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., June 2004

Eight Questions on Teacher Preparation: What Does the Research Say?
Education Commission of the States, 2003

Teacher Education Baccalaureate Degrees at Community Colleges
Education Commission of the States, December 2003

Seamless Pipeline from Two-year to Four-year Institutions for Teacher Training
Education Commission of the States, December 2003

Training for Paraprofessionals: The Community College Role
Education Commission of the States, December 2003

Bachelor’s Degrees Are Best: Higher Qualifications for Pre-Kindergarten Teachers Lead to Better Learning Environments for Children
The Early Education Trust, 2003

Bureau of Teacher Certification and Preparation Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2002-2003
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2003

The Effectiveness of ‘Teach for America’ and Other Under-certified Teachers on Student Academic Achievement: A Case of Harmful Public Policy
David Berliner and Ildiko Laczko-Kerr, Arizona State University, September 2002

The Research and Rhetoric on Teacher Certification: A Response to “Teacher Certification Reconsidered”
National Council for Teaching and America’s Future, October 2001

Teacher Quality and Alternative Certification Programs
National Center for Alternative Certification and the National Center for Education Information, May 1999

Hiring/Recruitment

Recruitment, Retention and the Minority Teacher Shortage
Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Sept 2011

Teachers and the Uncertain American Future
Center for Innovative Thought, The College Board, July 2006

Unintended Consequences: The Case for Reforming The Staffing Rules in Urban Teachers Union Contracts
The New Teacher Project, November 2005

Elementary/Secondary School Teaching Among Recent College Graduates: 1994 and 2001
National Center for Education Statistics, July 2005

The Quest for Quality: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Philadelphia
Research for Action, April 2005

Lifting Teacher Performance
Progressive Policy Institute, April 2005

Philadelphia’s Teacher Hiring and School Assignment Practices: Comparisons with Other Districts
Research for Action, April 2004

From Bystander to Ally: Transforming the District Human Resources Department
Center on Reinventing Public Education, April 2004

Teaching at Risk: A Call to Action
The Teaching Commission, 2004

From the Headlines to the Frontlines: The Teacher Shortage and its Implications for Recruitment Policy
Center on Reinventing Public Education, July 2003

What Benchmarks Suggest About How Financially Attractive it is to Teach in Public Schools
Center on Reinventing Public Education, March 2003

Survey and Analysis of Teacher Salary Trends
American Federation of Teachers, 2002

Nonprofessional Teacher Recruitment
The Urban Institute, January 2002

Induction/Mentoring

State Policy Review: Teacher Induction
New Teacher Center, March 2011

Induction Into Learning Communities
National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, August 2005

The Impact of Mentoring on Teacher Retention: What the Research Says
Richard Ingersoll and Jeffrey M. Kralik, February 2004

A Precarious Balance: How Can We Help Support New Teachers?
Teachers Network Policy Institute

Professional Development

Time for Teachers: Leveraging Expanded Time to Strengthen Instruction and Empower Teachers
National Center on Time & Learning, March 2014

Interim Report on Pennsylvania’s Continuing Professional Education Program
Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, November 2012

Peer Coaching for Improvement of Teaching and Learning
Jean Becker, Teachers Network Policy Institute, March 2010

Improving the Skills and Knowledge of the High School Teachers We Already Have
Education Commission of the States, October 2008

Teacher Professional Development in 1999-2000: What Teachers, Principals, and District Staff Report
National Center for Education Statistics, January 2006

Professional Development for Paraprofessionals Across the States
Education Commission of the States, August 2005

Characteristics of Public School Teachers’ Professional Development Activities: 1999-2000
National Center for Education Statistics, August 2005

Preparing and Training Professionals: Comparing Education to Six Other Fields
The Finance Project, 2005

Inside the Black Box: School District Spending on Professional Development in Education – Lessons from Five Urban Districts
The Finance Project, April 2005

Is National Board Certification an Effective Signal of Teacher Quality?
Linda Cavalluzzo, The CNA Corporation, November 2004

Standards for Online Professional Development
Southern Regional Education Board, September 2004

National Board Certified Teachers and Their Students’ Achievement
Leslie G. Vandevoort, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, and David C. Berliner, Arizona State University, September 2004

Can Teacher Quality Be Effectively Assessed?
The Urban Institute, March 2004

Community Colleges as Professional Development Resources for Working Teachers
Education Commission of the States, December 2003

Evaluating Standards-Based Professional Development for Teachers
The Urban Institute, August 2001

Retention

Thoughts of Leaving: An Exploration of Why New York Middle School Teachers Consider Leaving Their Classrooms
Aaron M. Pallas & Clare K. Buckley, The Research Alliance for New York City Schools, June 2012

The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools
TNTP, 2012

To Teach or Not to Teach? Teaching Experience and Preparation Among 1992-1993 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 10 Years After College
National Center for Education Statistics, July 2007

Teacher Attrition: A Costly Loss to the Nation and to the States
Alliance for Excellent Education, August 2005

Private School Teacher Turnover and Teacher Perceptions of School Organizational Characteristics
National Center for Education Statistics, June 2005

The Quest for Quality: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in Philadelphia
Research for Action, April 2005

Tapping the Potential: Retaining and Developing High-Quality New Teachers
Alliance for Excellent Education, June 2004

New-Teacher Excellence: Retaining Our Best
Alliance for Excellent Education, December 2002

Hard-to-Staff Schools

Building and Sustaining Talent: Creating Conditions in High-Poverty Schools That Support Effective Teaching and Learning
The Education Trust, June 2012

Closing the Teacher Quality Gap in Philadelphia: New Hope and Old Hurdles
Research for Action, May 2007

A Shared Responsibility: Staffing All High-Poverty, Low-Performing Schools with Effective Teachers and Administrators
Learning First Alliance, May 2005

Qualified Teachers for At-Risk Schools: A National Imperative
National Partnership for Teaching in At-Risk Schools, February 2005

Teacher Perceptions of the Work Environment in Hard-to-Staff Schools
Education Commission of the States, November 2004

Once & For All: Placing A Highly Qualified Teacher in Every Philadelphia Classroom
Research for Action, 2003

Is There Really a Teacher Shortage?
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education, September 2003

Missed Opportunities: How We Keep High-Quality Teachers Out of Urban Schools
The New Teacher Project, September 2003

Higher Pay in Hard-to-Staff Schools: The Case for Financial Incentives
American Association of School Administrators, June 2002

Absence Unexcused: Ending Teacher Shortages
The Urban Institute, January 2002

Highly Qualified Teachers

Implementing the No Child Left Behind Teacher Requirements
Center on Education Policy, August 2007

Meeting the Highly Qualified Teacher Challenge: The Secretary’s Fifth Annual Report on Teacher Quality
U.S. Department of Education, September 2006

Qualifications of Public Secondary School Biology Teachers, 1999-2000
National Center for Education Statistics, June 2005

Searching the Attic: How States are Responding to the Nation’s Goal of Placing a Highly Qualified Teacher in Every Classroom
National Council on Teacher Quality, December 2004

Unfulfilled Promise: Ensuring High Quality Teachers for Our Nation’s Students
Southeast Center for Teaching Quality, August 2004

Special Education: Additional Assistance and Better Coordination Needed among Education Offices to Help States Meet the NCLBA Teacher Requirements
U.S. General Accounting Office, July 2004

Teaching Quality: A 50-State Perspective of Policy Implementation
Education Commission of the States, Spring 2004

Necessary and Insufficient: Resisting a Full Measure of Teacher Quality
The National Council on Teacher Quality, 2004

Meeting NCLB Goals for Highly Qualified Teachers: Estimates by State from Survey Data
Council of Chief State School Officers, October 2003

Teacher Assessment

Teacher Evaluations & Student Achievement: A Progress Report
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, December 2012

Value-Added Estimates for Phase 1 of the Pennsylvania Teacher and Principal Evaluation Pilot
Mathmatica Policy Research, April 2012

An Examination of Performance-Based Teacher Evaluation Systems in Five States
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, Feb 2012

Creating a Comprehensive System for Evaluating and Supporting Effective Teaching
Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2012

A Practical Guide to Designing Comprehensive Teacher Evaluation Systems
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, May 2011

State of the States: Trends and Early Lessons on Teacher Evaluation and Effectiveness Policies
National Council on Teacher Quality, Oct 2011

Getting Teacher Assessment Right: What Policymakers Can Learn from Research
National Education Policy Center, Dec 2010

Using Student Progress to Evaluate Teachers: A Primer on Value-Added Models
Educational Testing Service, September 2005

Can Teacher Quality Be Effectively Assessed?
A study from the University of Washington and The Urban Institute, March 2004

Improving Teacher Evaluation to Improve Teaching Quality
National Governors Association, December 2002

Out-of-Field Teaching

Out-of-Field Teaching and the Limits of Teacher Policy
The Consortium for Policy Research in Education, September 2003

All Talk, No Action: Putting an End to Out-of-Field Teaching
The Education Trust, August 2002

PDE Statistical Reports

Public Schools Professional Personnel
Pennsylvania Department of Education

Other

Pennsylvania Reports | National Reports
Pennsylvania Reports

2013 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Pennsylvania
National Council on Teacher Quality, Jan 2014

2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Pennsylvania
National Council on Teacher Quality, Jan 2012

Teacher Effectiveness: The National Picture and Pennsylvania Context
Pennsylvania Clearinghouse for Education Research, Sept 2011

Closing the Teacher Quality Gap in Philadelphia: New Hope and Old Hurdles
Research for Action, April 2007

Investing in Great Teachers for All Students
Governor’s Commission on Training America’s Teachers, August 2006

A Study to Determine the Feasibility and Cost Effectiveness of Placing Public School Employees Under the Commonwealth’s Jurisdiction for the Purposes of Providing Health Benefits
Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, February 2004

The Challenge of Ensuring Teacher Quality and Supply
Mid-Atlantic Regional Teachers Project, September 26, 2002

National Reports

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy
MetLife, March 2012

2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: National Summary
National Council on Teacher Quality, Jan 2012

Rankings & Estimates: Rankings of the States 2011 and Estimates of School Statistics 2012
National Education Association, December 2011

Survey and Analysis of Teacher Salary Trends 2007
American Federation of Teachers, October 2008

2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey and 2004-05 Teacher Follow-Up Survey
National Center for Education Statistics, October 2007

Teaching Inequality: How Poor and Minority Students Are Shortchanged on Teacher Quality
The Education Trust, June 2006

Teacher Qualifications, Instructional Practices, and Reading and Mathematics Gains of Kindergartners
National Center for Education Statistics, March 2006

Diversifying Teacher Compensation
Education Commission of the States and The Teaching Commission, December 2005

Teacher Working Conditions are Student Learning Conditions: A Report to Governor Mike Easley on the 2004 North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey
Southeast Center for Teaching Quality, March 2005

Listening to the Experts: A Report on the 2004 South Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey
Southeast Center for Teaching Quality, March 2005

California’s Hidden Teacher Spending Gap
The Education Trust, 2005

Teacher Attrition and Mobility: Results from the Teacher Follow-up Survey, 2000-01
National Center for Education Statistics, August 2004

Teacher Quality: Understanding the Effectiveness of Teacher Attributes
Jennifer King Rice, University of Maryland, August 2003

How Schools Matter: The Link Between Teacher Classroom Practices and Student Academic Performance
Harold Wenglinksy, Educational Testing Service, February 2002

The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: An Examination of School Leadership
MetLife, 2003

Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: A Review of State Policy Evidence
Linda Darling-Hammond, Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy, December 1999

Solving the Dilemmas of Teacher Supply, Demand, and Standards: How We Can Ensure a Competent, Caring, and Qualified Teacher for Every Child
National Council for Teaching and America’s Future, 2000

Teaching for High Standards: What Policymakers Need to Know and Be Able To Do
National Council for Teaching and America’s Future

Toward a Growth Model of Teacher Professionalism
Teachers Network Policy Institute, August 1997

Shared Leadership: School Autonomy and Teacher Accountability
Teachers Network Policy Institute, August 1997

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