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Welcome to the Abacus teacher training assessment site. This site is dedicated to guiding ITT suppliers in understanding how non-cognitive assessments might be used for their individual ITT selection process.
The ‘Training our next generation of outstanding teachers: Implementation plan’ (June 2011) highlighted that in England, there has been an improvement in trainee qualification levels for trainee teachers, however we are not yet matching the highest performing countries. One area for improvement was identified to be the selection of trainee teachers in the first place. Interpersonal skills have been identified as one of the crucial aspects to reliably improve the selection of trainee teachers.
It has been stated that:
Abacus is a personality tool that has been specifically developed for assessing candidates for teacher training; designed to meet your needs, as a supplier of ITT. Features of the tool include:
For more information about Abacus including visuals of the system and sample reports please take a look at our Abacus brochure.
We welcome you to complete a free trial of the questionnaire; to do this please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Criterion Partnership have been speaking to many suppliers of teacher training to understand their current challenges in implementing tools of this kind. We are happy to discuss this with you as well and help you to identify how this tool can be used specifically for you.
Please call a member of the Criterion team on 01273 734000.
We have created an Abacus FAQ list from the conversations we have had so far.