Florida #1 in teacher quality

Florida earns highest grade for teacher quality. A report by the National Council on Teacher Quality entitled 2013 State Teacher Policy Yearbook, gave Florida high marks for having policies that create better trained and more effective teachers.

The report reviews state laws, and rules and regulations that govern the teaching profession to rank effectiveness of teacher training and effectiveness. This year’s report also measured states' progress against a set of 31 policy goals focused on helping states put in place a comprehensive framework in support of preparing, retaining and rewarding effective teachers.

In the report, Florida received high marks in various areas including Identifying Effective Teachers, and have a data system that provides evidence of teacher effectiveness.

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