July 1, 2007
In April 2007, Regional Educational Laboratory for the Northeast and Islands (NEIREL) received a technical assistance request from New York State's Special Projects Coordinator in the Office of Higher Education for a study to determine the current status of evaluation methods and data systems being used across the states, and identify promising new models and the costs associated with adopting them. NEIREL was asked specifically to identify innovative approaches to evaluating teacher preparation programs that have been used on a national or state level and the type of data other states collect and report about their teacher preparation programs. This resulting report describes the various accountability approaches states are using to assess their teacher preparation programs-Given the limited timeline for completing this request, seven initiatives were selected that best met this criteria-and summarizes the results of a survey administered by NYSED and additional research about the data states collect and report about their teacher preparation programs.
This report has been submitted to IES for review. When available, it can be access from the Regional Educational Laboratory Program website.