NCTQ releases the 2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook


The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) recently released the 2015 report on State Teacher Policy. The report summarizes how the states are doing in developing policies that improve the teaching profession. The 2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides a 360-degree analysis of every state law, rule, and regulation that shapes the teaching profession—from teacher preparation, licensing and evaluation to compensation, professional development, and dismissal policy.

Some of the policy issues covered include:

  • Alternative Routes
  • Compensation
  • Data and Reporting
  • Dismissal and LIFO
  • Licensure after Initial Certification
  • Pensions
  • Professional Growth
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Teacher Prep/Initial Certification
  • Tenure

These issues can be explored nationally or with a focus on a particular state.

For a focus on national issues, see the national database dashboard.

For more information on specific policy issues, see the searchable database.

To view the full report, see 2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook.