Teacher quality is a key priority for the No Child Left Behind Act. The Teacher Quality and Teacher Assessment Handbook provides multiple perspectives on the complex issue of teacher quality by examining the preparation, licensure, and assessment of teachers. Exploring topics like preservice teacher education, licensure tests, and tenure, this volume presents the changes needed to improve teacher quality. With a foreword by Marilyn Cochran-Smith, this resource includes top experts in the field. School administrators and teacher educators will find this handbook vital for enhancing teacher quality and assessment.
Mary Kennedy is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Her research studies focus on the relationship between a teacher's qualifications and the quality of their teaching practice. She is the winner of four education awards including the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's (AACTE) Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. She also served as the vice president in the Division on Teaching and Teacher Education with the American Educational Research Association (AERA).