Teacher Quality Partnership
"Effective teachers for all learners"
Welcome to the Teacher Quality Partnership website. Here you will find information related to grant activities. For more information, please click on the links under the navigation pane to the left.
The mission of the Iowa Teacher Quality Partnership Grant is to increase the learning and achievement of Iowa PK-12 students by continuously developing more highly effective teachers from pre-service through the entire teaching career. A key innovation related to this project is the development and implementation of an integrated technology platform that will provide a method to store digital artifacts documenting effective teaching and thus allow for the scaling of teacher effectiveness to reform and enhance teacher preparation programs and professional development.
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The Current Conversation
Below are articles focusing on the current conversations around teacher effectiveness.
- NCATE: Transforming Teacher Education Through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers
- Linda Darling Hammond: Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: How Teacher Performance Assessments Can Measure and Imrpove Teaching
- EPI Briefing Paper: Problems with the use of Student Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers