June 11 | EdWeek

By Stephen Sawchuk

Yesterday, it looked like the two national teachers' unions might not support a drive to require value-added measures, among other ways of looking at student learning growth, in the accreditation standards for teacher preparation being finalized this week.

The Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation tapped a panel to put the new expectations together last year. A draft version had many controversial elements, such as a minimum bar for entry and a focus on student-achievement growth. 


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