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From the ECS State Policy Database: Teaching Quality--Induction Programs and Mentoring - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Induction Programs for New and Beginning Teachers PDF - Induction programs and mentoring for new and beginning teachers are on the rise in many states. Research indicates that novice teachers benefit from receiving orientation to their job and teaming up with veteran teachers and are, therefore, less likely to leave the teaching profession then those who receive no training or support. This ECS StateNote identifies which states have induction programs in place, the definition or components of the program and whether it is voluntary or required. (Jeanne Kaufmann, Education Commission of the States, December 2007)...

New and Beginning Teacher Mentoring PDF - Induction programs and mentoring for new and beginning teachers are on the rise in many states. Research indicates that novice teachers benefit from receiving orientation to their job and teaming up with veteran teachers and are, therefore, less likely to leave the teaching profession then those who receive no training or support. This ECS StateNote identifies which states have mentoring policies in place and includes information on the components of the program, requirements of mentors, compensation for mentors and whether the program is voluntary or required. (Jeanne Kaufmann, Education Commission of the States, December 2007)...

State Induction Programs and Mentoring for New and Beginning Teachers PDF - Induction programs and mentoring for new and beginning teachers are on the rise in many states. Research indicates that novice teachers benefit from receiving orientation to their jobs and teaming up with veteran teachers and are, therefore, less likely to leave the teaching profession then those who receive no training or support. This ECS StateNote defines and delineates induction programs and mentoring and identifies which states have these policies in place. (Jeanne Kaufmann, Education Commission of the States, December 2007)...

Cultivating Effective Teachers Through Evaluation and Support: A Guide for Illinois Policymakers and Educational Leaders - New teachers need more feedback and support than is specified in Illinois' Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA), according to researchers from the New Teacher Center. Their guide discusses how Illinois can solidify PERA's role in informing and supporting new teacher development by designing a teacher effectiveness system that includes both evaluation and instructional feedback and support. They stress the importance of teacher leaders as mentors. (Liam Goldrick, Dalia Zabala and Jennifer Burn, New Teacher Center, February 2013) ...

Review of State Policies on Teacher Induction - The report provides the first comprehensive look at teacher induction policies in each of the 50 states. A summary for each state provides existing policies related to 10 key criteria most critical to the provision of universal, high-quality induction and mentoring support for beginning educators. The state summaries capture all relevant policies, statutes, regulations, induction program standards, and other guidance on new teacher induction and mentoring. (New Teacher Center, Feb 2012)...

Mentoring Programs for Special Education Teachers: State Approaches - This brief provides an overview of existing research on teacher mentoring, especially for special educators; discusses best practices in developing and implementing mentoring programs; and describes several state-level special education mentoring programs based on interviews with program staff. Interview findings include implementation history; program features such as, mentoring services, matching mentors and mentees, training and other supports, fiscal and human resources, administration, and evaluation; and outcomes of the various programs. (Eve Muller and Paula Burdette, Project Forum, May 2007)...


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