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Teacher Preparation

Fast Start: Training Better Teachers Faster, with Focus, Practice and Feedback
This paper provides an overview of TNTP’s Fast Start pre-service program and provides concrete tips and recommendations for how to train teachers faster with a focused curriculum, practice, and targeted feedback. It also includes a typical day-in-the-life of a program participant.

Landscape Analysis: The Four Drivers Project
This paper offers compelling evidence as to why programs are shifting towards a clinically based approach in teacher preparation, and more specifically, why the four quality drivers that comprise National Center for Teacher Residencies’ (NCTR) Four Drivers Project are so critical to teacher preparation program success.

Teacher Prep Review: Program Diversity and Admissions 2021
New data from National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) examines the interplay between racial diversity and admissions standards in teacher preparation programs. They make the case that these two considerations need not be competing goals, finding just short of 200 programs that are both contributing to greater teacher diversity and have adequate admissions standards.
 

School Leader Preparation

A New Approach to Principal Preparation: Innovative Programs Share Their Practices and Lessons Learned
This report outlines effective practices and concrete recommendations for the design of district-based, university-based, and non-profit principal preparation programs. In addition, it includes guiding questions for a preparation program design team, as well as sample selection criteria, interview questions, meeting plans, frameworks, protocols, fact sheets, and more.

Preparing School Leaders for a Changing World: Lessons from Exemplary Leadership Development Programs
This report from the Wallace Foundation provides case studies and practical guidelines to help district and state policymakers reinvent how principals are prepared for their jobs.

Quality Measures: Principal Preparation Program Self-Study Toolkit—10th Edition
This self-assessment toolkit can help principal preparation program leaders and others assess the quality of pre-service principal training.