APA Gives Recommendations for Evaluating Teacher Preparation Programs

Fordham Institute

Robert Pondiscio

July 2014

"The [APA] report offers thirteen recommendations for evaluating teacher-prep programs, the most important of which is to insist that such programs have 'strong affirmative, empirical evidence of the positive impact of their graduates on preK–12 student learning.' This is welcome news for schools, students, and future teachers, if not for the accountability-averse programs that produce them. 'In some cases these recommendations will require a cultural change in teacher preparation.'"