Advocacy group pushes ACT minimums for prospective teachers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An education advocacy group is pushing for teacher candidates to face higher academic standards before they even begin taking college classes.

The move by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education comes after Tennessee education officials linked teacher effectiveness to better ACT scores. It said some colleges and universities admit teacher education students who score as low as 15 on the college admissions test. A score of 21 on the ACT is considered the standard of readiness for college.

The Tennessean reports the recommendation was part of the group's third annual State of Education in Tennessee report which was released on Tuesday. It also recommends stricter licensing policies for teachers


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