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Why NCTQ Is Wrong

CEE Chair Louann Reid comments on the 2014 NCTQ Report in "A Plethora of Recommendations Based on a Paucity of Evidence."  She notes: It’s déjà vu all over again. The second annual NCTQ (National Council on Teacher Quality) Teacher Prep Review compounds the shortcomings of last year's report. While information from more institutions was allegedly included, the evidence is neither robust enough nor deep enough to support the report's recommendations. Possibly the most insupportable change is the move to rankings instead of ratings.  Read more.

More from Louann Reid:  CEE has reliable researchers and educators who can mobilize to tell the true stories of effective English teacher education. And I believe we must do so.

We can, we are, and we have more to do. Here are just a few examples:

  • We’ve established a joint task force with IRA to identify characteristics of effective literacy education.
  • CEE annually distributes funding for research projects that will advance the mission of the organization as articulated through our various position statements and sponsored publications.
  • CEE members are active bloggers and writers of commentary on issues related to teacher education -- for example, Peter Smagorinsky, Paul Thomas, Michael Moore, and Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care.
Please join us in the CEE Connected Community to express your views and learn how you can be part of CEE in action, and watch the CEE website for updates. 


CEE Members Respond to the NCTQ 2014 report:

Janet Alsup, Purdue University 

"NCTE/CEE Member Responds to NCTQ Review of Her College of Education

Peter Smagorinsky, The University of Georgia

"Response to the New NCTQ Teacher Prep Review"

Paul Thomas, Furman University

"NCTQ: 'their remedies are part of the disease'"

"U.S. and Education Reform Need a Critical Free Press"  

"My Open Letter to Journalists: A Critical Free Press, pt. 2"

The Conference on English Education welcomes efforts to improve the quality of teachers, which is the end toward which we have dedicated our organization. CEE focuses on what English language arts teacher educators know and are doing.








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