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University of Wisconsin System Teacher Quality Initiative

Wisconsin's Grassroots
Teacher Quality Assessment (TQA) Model:
Large Scale Assessment of Math and Science Content Knowledge in Student Teaching

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The TQA project will focus upon assessing student teacher knowledge and skills in math and science and integrate the information gathered into programmatic reforms in teacher preparation.

TQA Project Overview 

Across the nation, colleges and universities are collecting a wide range of assessment data about teacher candidates and teacher preparation programs. These efforts are highly fragmented and often small in scale. As a result, the quantity and non-standard quality of the data collected across programs, between institutions, and among states does not allow for meaningful large scale use.

Wisconsin's Grassroots Teacher Quality Assessment (TQA) Model will create a set of rigorous assessments that state math and science teacher preparation programs will use to credibly account for what their teacher candidates know and what they can do prior to program completion. At the completion of the project, assessments created and the process used should have broad implications beyond the disciplines of math and science and beyond the state of Wisconsin.


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