Author: James E. Freeman

Will NCTQ Ratings Have Any Influence Now or In The Future?

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It’s barely a month since NCTQ (National Council on Teacher Quality) released its first inaugural ratings meant for teacher-preparation programs in the country. But before the dust is settled, NCTQ is already thinking about next year’s model by envisioning an annual-roll out exercise through its partnership with the US News & the World report. Many are speaking about the problems that were experienced in the first edition. Some of the…

New Exams Set High Standards In New York City – What Should we Expect?

A few weeks ago, the state of New York implemented the new assessment exams in mathematics and English Language Arts to students in the grades 3-8. This was the first time that assessments were prepared in accordance with the Common Core-aligned State Assessment Standards, which is a sets of standards that are expected at each grade level. So far, 45 states have already adopted these standards. Kentucky was first to…

Details Revealed of The Troubles With NCTQ Ratings

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The NCTQ has released its inaugural national ratings for various teacher-preparation programs. The national ratings affected 1,200 programs across the country, but ignored other routes that lead to teacher certification like Teach For America. The exercise saw only four institutions of higher learning receive four stars, which is the highest rating for NCTQ. These institutions are Lipscomb, Ohio State, Furman and Vanderlit Universities. It has also emerged that one hundred…

An Insight into New York State’s Status on Student Testing

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Early in April, 2018, the New York state’s math and English tests started. These tests were for grade 3 to 8 and what was notable is that they were quite different from other tests in previous years. There were many concerns about how long the tests had become and this year, there was an intervention. The state decided to cut the English and math tests to two days each. This…

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