Ensuring_118782_7

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MICHIGAN STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICIES ON ENSURING EXCELLENT EDUCATORS The State Board of Education will provide leadership and work collaboratively with educational institutions, agencies, and other groups, organizations or partners to develop and sustain teacher excellence through policy action. Accordingly, the policies of the State Board of Education are as follows: A new state data-based institutional accountability system for teacher preparation institutions that publicly shares data and information on the performance of teacher candidates, and the satisfaction of graduates, employers, and other stakeholders will be developed. A standards-based induction period for teacher licensure, including pay and quality incentives for induction and mentoring will be developed and implemented. High quality content and performance standards for alternative pathways and models for teacher preparation will be developed and implemented. Standards for effective professional development based on defined plans for instructional improvement will be developed and implemented. It will further require the completion of a practice-based professional development plan based on performance standards as a condition for certificate advance and renewal. Collaborative partnerships between and among the State Board, the Legislature, Governor, other state agencies, institutions of higher education, community colleges, local education agencies, intermediate school districts, and relevant professional organizations to ensure the provision of comprehensive academic and practical programs/experiences for teacher development will be developed. The development of a public effort to support teaching as a profession and to enhance the image of teachers will be collaboratively developed by the State Board, the Department, and other stakeholders. Approved April 11, 2002
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MICHIGAN STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION Report Of The Ensuring Excellent Educators Task Force John Austin and Eileen Weiser, Co-Chairs April 11, 2002
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STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ENSURING EXCELLENT EDUCATORS TASK FORCE REPORT April 11, 2002 Page No. Executive Summary 1 State Board of Education Policy Statement on Ensuring 4 Excellent Educators What the New Federal Law (ESEA) Requires 6 Why We Must Focus on Teacher Quality in Michigan 7 Task Force Goals and Recommendations Goal 1 - Improve Teacher Preparation 10 Goal 2 - Attract and Retain High Quality Teachers 13 Goal 3 - Reorient Teacher Professional Development 16 Goal 4 - The Importance of Collaborative Partnerships 18 Goal 5 - Elevating the Profession 20 Addendum A: What Michigan Law Requires 23 Addendum B: Task Force Participants 24
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1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Education in general, and the specific needs of Michigan = s children and youth, both reflect the characteristics and pressures of today = s society. The state = s importance as a powerhouse of manufacturing with a strong manual labor force has changed over time to an increasing need for highly skilled and knowledgeable workers for this Information
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