Welcome to NCREL's Teacher Quality Web site. NCREL is committed to creating products, research, and services that support a deeper understanding of the teacher-quality issues facing the seven-state Midwest region as well as the nation. The resources on this site address some of the most critical issues related to teacher quality: supply and demand, teacher preparation, recruitment and retention, and professional development.
Qualified Teachers for At-Risk Schools: A National Imperative
The National Partnership for Teaching in At-Risk Schools—a collaborative effort of the Education Commission of the States, ETS, and Learning Point Associates, with additional funding from the Joyce Foundation—developed this report in response to the urgent need to recruit and retain quality teachers in at-risk, hard-to-staff schools.
The Teaching Quality
(TQ) Source Web site
brings together in-depth, reliable research on policies and programs
to help policymakers and educators make informed decisions on teaching
quality. The TQ Source identifies policies and initiatives
that impact fundamental issues of teaching quality, including teacher
preparation, recruitment, and retention. An interactive data tool permits
dynamic analyses of local, state, and national trends; the online publications
database brings together the best research in the field of teacher quality
for fast, easy reference. The TQ Source Web site was developed
jointly by Learning Point Associates and the Education Commission of