This advice was received as a comment, and it is directed to others in teacher education programs.

This teacher educator from one of the California State universities writes:

In reading each of your own campus reports, you are already well aware of how inaccurate the NCTQ “findings” are. In reading the report in full, I can assure you that it does not improve in the aggregate. It is almost unbelievable how wrong they have managed to be. It is after reading their full conclusions and assertions that it becomes obvious that presenting NCTQ with additional data or evidence regarding programs will not result in true and objective evaluations of program operation or quality.

As for now, we have decided that our programs will NOT respond to NCTQ. We do not wish to engage them in any exchange about what constitutes program quality, or any back and forth about our programs. We feel that to do so would serve to legitimize their standing as an appropriate judge of such things–our position is that, as a biased organization with a political agenda, they have should have no role in weighing in on program quality.

The real problem with NCTQ is their starting bias–if they had been a legitimate organization at the start, universities would have cooperated. They are still not legitimate, and we don’t want to help them formalize a role for themselves.

Please do NOT go to the NCTQ website and provide any correction or additional information about your program. Instead, just provide public statements that reaffirm the quality of your programs and what you do well, ideally without mentioning NCTQ.