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Teacher Preparation Research and Resources

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 Research and Resources

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.

Developing Effective Principals: What Kind of Learning Matters?
Research suggests that strong school leadership is critical for shaping productive learning environments, supporting teachers, and influencing student outcomes. But what characteristics contribute to high-quality principal preparation programs and learning experiences? And to what extent do principals have opportunities to participate in these experiences? To understand the evidence regarding high-quality principal learning, researchers from LPI synthesized peer-reviewed scholarship from 2000 to 2021 that addresses principal preparation and development programs and examined survey results and statewide policies. Through this review, key findings, research implications, and policy implications related to principal preparation and training emerge.

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.

Guidance for a Partnership Agreement

Guidance for a Partnership Agreement
Guiding questions for educator preparation programs and clinical practice sites, developed by the Office of Teacher and Leader Development (OTLD) in conjunction with the Office of College and University Evaluation (OCUE).