Transforming Teacher Education through Clinical Practice: A National Strategy to Prepare Effective Teachers (Blue Ribbon Panel Report)
To prepare effective teachers for 21st century classrooms, teacher education must shift away from a norm which emphasizes academic preparation and course work loosely linked to school-based experiences. Rather, it must move to programs that are fully grounded in clinical practice and interwoven with academic content and professional courses. pdf Download (2MB)


Closing the Talent Gap: Attracting and Retaining Top-third Graduates to Careers in Teaching
The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers. pdf Download (2MB)


Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-Class Education
International benchmarking will help state policymakers identify the qualities and characteristics of education systems that best prepare students for success in the global marketplace. pdf Download (3MB)


Education Criteria for Performance Excellence
Building active partnerships in the public sector—and among the private sector and all levels of government—is fundamental to the success of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program in improving national competitiveness. pdf Download (4MB)


Developing and Accrediting Providers of Classroom Assessment Training for Teachers
Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student achievement in order to inform instructional decisions. pdf Download (764KB)