Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records-Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (Privacy Act), the Department of Education (Department) publishes this notice of an altered system of records entitled ``Study of Teacher Preparation Experiences and Early Teacher Effectiveness'' (18-13-29) (formerly, ``Study of Promising Features of Teacher Preparation Programs''). The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance at the Department's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) awarded a contract in September 2011 to Abt Associates to conduct a rigorous study of the effect on student learning of teachers who have various experiences in their teacher preparation programs (e.g., intensive clinical practice). The original system of records notice for this study was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2012 (77 FR 38611). This altered system of records notice reflects changes to the study's design based on the infeasibility of efficiently identifying a sufficient number of teachers eligible for an impact study design.