Alternative Teacher Certification Forum Highlights Rigorous Research
Educators and researchers gathered in Washington September 16 for a day-long invitational conference on alternative teacher certification. Hosted by Learning Point Associates
and supported by IES, the conference took up such matters as the number and range of alternative certification models, research into the effectiveness of alternative approaches, and the retention rates of teachers who enter the profession via alternative routes. Panelists, moderators, and presenters included Andrew J. Rotherham, Progressive Policy Institute; C. Emily Feistritzer, the National Center for Education Information; Kenneth Zeichner, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Kate Walsh, National Council on Teacher Quality; Daniel Humphrey, SRI International; Michelle Rhee, New Teacher Project; Michael Podgursky, University of Missouri; Steven Glazerman and Paul Decker, Mathematica Policy Research Inc.; Thomas Smith, Vanderbilt University; Stephen Fletcher, New Teacher Center; and Susanna Loeb, Stanford University.
What Works Clearinghouse Launches Registry of Outcome Evaluators
Are you looking for someone to conduct research on the effects of an educational intervention? Try the Registry of Outcome Evaluators, a new web-based tool that connects schools, school districts, and educational program developers with individual researchers and organizations that conduct studies on the effects of educational interventions. If you want to be an evaluator, please go to http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/references/idocviewer/doc.aspx?docid=17