An Initial Exploration of Colorado-Trained Teachers: Providing Context for Outcomes-Based Teacher Preparation Program Evaluation
As the body of research on the importance of teacher quality grows, increased scrutiny is generally being placed on the educator pipeline and, more specifically, on teacher preparation programs. Recent legislation in Colorado (SB 10-036 and SB 11-245) requires the Colorado Department of Higher Education (DHE) to track the outcomes of graduates of teacher preparation programs. As a result, there is a push to link in-service teachers to their preparation programs and examine program outcomes that include, but are not limited to, the demographic characteristics of the teaching force produced, where and with which students these teachers work, and, ultimately, the impact they have on the achievement of their students.
Alzen, Jessica; Briggs, Derek; Whitcomb, Jennifer; Haug, Carolyn A.; Paterson, Will; and Klopfenstein, Kristin, "An Initial Exploration of Colorado-Trained Teachers: Providing Context for Outcomes-Based Teacher Preparation Program Evaluation" (2012). Research Faculty Technical Reports. 2.