NCTQ is at it again

Written by: Donald Heller

Primary Source: The Dean’s Blog

NCTQI wrote earlier this year about the review of teacher preparation conducted by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).  In that post I described many of the methodological problems in the NCTQ analysis.  The organization has sent a new request for information to education schools around the country, and in a commentary to be published in this week’s Education Week, I and two of my colleagues in the College of Education articulate why we have chosen not to participate in this latest round of analysis by the NCTQ.

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Donald Heller
Donald E. Heller is Dean of the College of Education and a professor in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University. Prior to his appointment in January, 2012, he was Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education and professor of education and senior scientist at The Pennsylvania State University. He also has held a faculty appointment at the University of Michigan. His teaching and research is in the areas of educational economics, public policy, and finance, with a primary focus on issues of college access and choice for low-income and minority students. He has consulted on higher education policy issues with university systems and policymaking organizations in California, Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Washington, Washington DC, and West Virginia, and has testified in front of Congressional committees, state legislatures, and in federal court cases as an expert witness. Before his academic career, he spent a decade as an information technology manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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