Washington does not have the research base it needs to examine three key aspects of teaching quality: the interaction between teachers and the students in their classrooms, the skills and knowledge teachers bring to the classroom and how teachers' work is supported.
If we are to strengthen the teaching profession, we need to be able to describe with clarity and accuracy the quality of teaching, the quality of the teaching work force and the quality of support for teachers' work.
CSTP commissions research to fill the gap between data we have and data we need to address Washington's most pressing questions about teaching.
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This report examines the assistance and support classroom teachers receive to work effectively with linguistically diverse students. Read more »
English Language Learners are a growing student population in Washington schools. Read more »
"The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession is seeking teachers from across Washington willing to act as spokespersons in their community, advocating for state and local policies that s Read more »