Teaching Quality in California: A New Perspective to Guide Policy
This publication represents the consensus of an expert panel convened by The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning at WestEd to explore the dimensions of teaching quality and the issues that need to be addressed in California to ensure high-quality instruction for all students.
Over a period of four months, the diverse panel of teachers, principals, administrators, teacher association leaders, school board members, teacher support providers, schools of education faculty, and state officials reviewed research, met with outside experts, and discussed teaching quality in California.
The report provides a summary of current research, as well as the panel’s definition of and perspective on teaching quality. It discusses prevailing perspectives on teaching quality and related research, and explains the panel’s conclusions regarding the development of a quality-based teacher development system.
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