From the National Council on Teacher Quality: Only 3 of 15 Wisconsin university teaching programs received As in phonics-based literacy training. 6 received Ds or Fs. This is slightly better than the national average, but is still inadequate for our children. Read more here.
Additional context from IRG Senior Research Director Quinton Klabon:
- For the first time since 2020, the well-respected NCTQ evaluated training programs, granting them A, B, C, D, or F based on how many of the 5 core building blocks of reading they inculcated.
- The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and -Madison, both of which recently revised the way that they teach, received As. They produce many Wisconsin teachers, which is good news.
- The “Right to Read” bill currently being debated requires all colleges to move to phonics-based literacy training.