The Importance of Data for Improving Teacher Preparation
Issue summary for the Teacher Preparation Commission


October 2016 — Teacher education programs, state certification offces and school districts have little to no comparative information regarding preparation candidates and graduates. Building strong data systems on the preparation and careers of teachers may be the single best way to improve teacher preparation. 

Jim Wyckoff, University of Virginia professor and consultant to the SREB Teacher Preparation Commission, prepared this issue summary in advance of the Commission’s December 2016 meeting.