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Publications: Educator Quality

Learning Point Associates is committed to creating products, research, and services that support a deeper understanding of teacher-quality issues. The following products are a result of the Learning Point Associates work to enhance teacher quality.

Image of America’s Challenge: Effective Teachers for At-Risk Schools and Students America’s Challenge: Effective Teachers for At-Risk Schools and Students
National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality has compiled information about the availability, recruitment, and retention of teachers for at-risk schools and students in this inaugural biennial report.

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24 pages
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Image of Approaches to Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: A Research Synthesis Approaches to Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: A Research Synthesis

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103 pages
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Image of Barriers to the Preparation of Highly Qualified Teachers in Reading Barriers to the Preparation of Highly Qualified Teachers in Reading
This brief discusses scientifically based reading instruction in relation to federal policy mandates and focuses on strategies and standards for ensuring that teachers are qualified to teach reading.

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144 pages
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Image of Communication Framework for Measuring Teacher Quality and Effectiveness: Bringing Coherence to the Conversation Communication Framework for Measuring Teacher Quality and Effectiveness: Bringing Coherence to the Conversation
This communication framework was developed to promote effective dialogue about the measurement of teacher quality and effectiveness.

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24 pages
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Image of Examining District Guidance to Schools on Teacher Evaluation Policies in the Midwest Region Examining District Guidance to Schools on Teacher Evaluation Policies in the Midwest Region
This descriptive study provides a snapshot of teacher evaluation policies across a demographically diverse sample of districts in the Midwest Region.

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37 pages
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Image of Hiring Quality School Leaders: Challenges and Emerging Practices Hiring Quality School Leaders: Challenges and Emerging Practices
This brief describes the research on effective principal hiring and offers practical, emerging practices that school superintendents and hiring committees have implemented to address the challenges of hiring a school principal.

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16 pages
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Image of Improving Instruction Through Effective Teacher Evaluation: Options for States and Districts Improving Instruction Through Effective Teacher Evaluation: Options for States and Districts
This brief discusses the measures used in teacher evaluation and focuses on their strengths, limitations, and current use.

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28 pages
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Image of Is the Supply in Demand? Exploring How, When, and Why Teachers Use Research Is the Supply in Demand? Exploring How, When, and Why Teachers Use Research
This report, funded by the Spencer Foundation, explores both the types of educational research teachers find useful for advancing their instructional practice and the ways they access the research currently available.

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21 pages
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Image of Leading Gen Y Teachers: Emerging Strategies for School Leaders Leading Gen Y Teachers: Emerging Strategies for School Leaders

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20 pages
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Image of Managing Educator Talent: Promising Practices and Lessons From Midwestern States Managing Educator Talent: Promising Practices and Lessons From Midwestern States
This policy analysis considers how state policies in the Midwest support the development of effective teachers and leaders throughout their career.

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24 pages
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Image of Measuring Principal Performance: How Rigorous Are Publicly Available Principal Performance Assessment Instruments? Measuring Principal Performance: How Rigorous Are Publicly Available Principal Performance Assessment Instruments?
This brief reviews the publicly available principal assessments and points superintendents and policy makers toward strong instruments to measure principal performance.

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16 pages
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Image of Paving the Path to the Urban School Principalship Paving the Path to the Urban School Principalship

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24 pages
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Image of Prospects for the Profession: Public Opinion Research on Teachers Prospects for the Profession: Public Opinion Research on Teachers
This comprehensive review of 16 nationally representative public opinion polls conducted between 2000 and 2006 provides insight into how teachers, school administrators, parents, and the general public view the teaching profession.

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28 pages
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Image of Qualified Teachers for At-Risk Schools: A National Imperative Qualified Teachers for At-Risk Schools: A National Imperative
The report defines the staffing problem in at-risk schools, noting the factors identified through research that appear to contribute to the problem as well as the efforts that have been undertaken around the country to address it.

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24 pages
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Image of Quick Key  6 - Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Teacher Quality Quick Key 6 - Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Teacher Quality
What qualifications and characteristics define a highly qualified teacher? What are states doing now that the deadline for all teachers to be highly qualified has been extended by a year? These questions and more are addressed in this timely resource.

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8 pages
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Image of Quick Key  8  Action Guide - Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act: Teacher Quality Improves Student Achievement Quick Key 8 Action Guide - Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act: Teacher Quality Improves Student Achievement
Learning Point Associates introduces the Quick Key Action Guides, designed to help educators successfully implement the various components of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The new series builds on the quality and success of the first...

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14 pages
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Image of Recruiting Quality Teachers in Mathematics, Science, and Special Education for Urban and Rural Schools Recruiting Quality Teachers in Mathematics, Science, and Special Education for Urban and Rural Schools
This publication focuses on six strategies for recruiting highly qualified teachers in mathematics, science, and special education.

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76 pages
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Image of State Policies on Human Capital Management in Minnesota State Policies on Human Capital Management in Minnesota
This brief on human capital resource management describes state policies in Minnesota in four key areas—preparation and licensure, recruitment, induction and professional development, and compensation and working conditions.

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22 pages
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Image of State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Illinois State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Illinois
This brief on human capital resource management describes state policies in Illinois in four key areas—preparation and licensure, recruitment, induction and professional development, and compensation and working conditions.

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33 pages
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Image of State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Indiana State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Indiana
This brief on human capital resource management describes state policies in Indiana in four key areas—preparation and licensure, recruitment, induction and professional development, and compensation and working conditions.

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26 pages
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Image of State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Iowa State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Iowa
This brief on human capital resource management describes state policies in Iowa in four key areas—preparation and licensure, recruitment, induction and professional development, and compensation and working conditions.

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Image of State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Michigan State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Michigan
This brief on human capital resource management describes state policies in Michigan in four key areas—preparation and licensure, recruitment, induction and professional development, and compensation and working conditions.

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Image of State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Ohio State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Ohio
This brief on human capital resource management describes state policies in Ohio in four key areas—preparation and licensure, recruitment, induction and professional development, and compensation and working conditions.

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29 pages
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Image of State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Wisconsin State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Wisconsin
State Policies on Human Capital Resource Management in Wisconsin This brief on human capital resource management describes state policies in Wisconsin in four key areas—preparation and licensure, recruitment, induction and professional development, and co

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Image of State Policies on Teacher Evaluation Practices in the Midwest Region State Policies on Teacher Evaluation Practices in the Midwest Region
This report reveals how state policies address teacher evaluation practices and briefly describes other state-level initiatives that include teacher evaluation components.

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12 pages
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Image of Teacher Leadership as a Key to Education Innovation: Action Steps and Promising Strategies for State, District, and University Officials Teacher Leadership as a Key to Education Innovation: Action Steps and Promising Strategies for State, District, and University Officials
This TQ Center Policy-to-Practice Brief is intended to help regional centers and state policymakers as they consider expanded career paths for teachers as a vehicle for promoting teacher leadership and educator quality.

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12 pages
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Image of Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: Making the Most of Recent Research Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: Making the Most of Recent Research
This brief culls the associations between teacher quality and student achievement, as identified in a research synthesis conducted by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality.

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8 pages
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Image of Teacher Quality in At-Risk Schools: TQ Source Tips & Tools: Emerging Strategies to Enhance Teacher Quality Teacher Quality in At-Risk Schools: TQ Source Tips & Tools: Emerging Strategies to Enhance Teacher Quality

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12 pages
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Image of Teachers on the Move: A Look at Teacher Interstate Mobility Policy and Practice Teachers on the Move: A Look at Teacher Interstate Mobility Policy and Practice
Barriers and Promising Solutions to Teacher Interstate Mobility

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59 pages
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Image of The Link between Teacher Quality and Student Outcomes: A Research Synthesis The Link between Teacher Quality and Student Outcomes: A Research Synthesis

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76 pages
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Image of The Teacher Preparation > Teacher Practices > Student Outcomes Relationship in Special Education: Missing Links and Next Steps. A Research Synthesis The Teacher Preparation > Teacher Practices > Student Outcomes Relationship in Special Education: Missing Links and Next Steps. A Research Synthesis
An in-depth review of the literature on the links between the content and form of preservice teacher preparation in special education, teachers' practice in classrooms, and the achievement outcomes of students with special needs.

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43 pages
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Image of The Teacher Preparation > Teacher Practices > Student Outcomes Relationship in Special Education: Missing Links and Next Steps. A Research Synthesis The Teacher Preparation > Teacher Practices > Student Outcomes Relationship in Special Education: Missing Links and Next Steps. A Research Synthesis
This research synthesis is an in-depth review of the literature on the links between the content and form of preservice teacher preparation in special education, teachers' practice in classrooms, and the achievement outcomes of students with special needs

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28 pages
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Image of The Teacher Preparation>Teacher Practices>Student Outcomes Relationship in Special Education: Missing Links and New Connections The Teacher Preparation>Teacher Practices>Student Outcomes Relationship in Special Education: Missing Links and New Connections
The purpose of this paper is to examine relationships between preservice teacher preparation, teacher in-service practice, and outcomes for students with special needs.

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