NCTQ Rankings of Teacher Preparation Programs: No Wisconsin schools in the top group

Wisconsin Reading Coalition, via a kind email:

The National Council on Teacher Quality has released its second annual report on teacher preparation programs, including a numeric ranking of programs for the first time. Results show an uphill climb ahead for Wisconsin.
No Wisconsin program earned the national “Top-Ranked” status, a distinction awarded to 107 programs in the nation.

Wisconsin is one of 17 states and the District of Columbia that had no Top-Ranked programs.

UW-Eau Claire has the highest ranked elementary program in Wisconsin.
22 programs in Wisconsin were in the bottom half of the national sample, and therefore were not ranked.

14 programs (9 elementary and 5 secondary) were in the top half and received a ranking.
Only 1 in 4 programs prepared teachers in effective scientifically-based reading instruction.

Alverno College, Edgewood College, Lakeland College, Lawrence University, Maranatha Baptist Bible College, St. Norbert College, Viterbo University, and Wisconsin Lutheran College did not cooperate in the review.

Read the report specifics here.

Report questions quality of UW System education schools.