State Collaborative on Reforming Education en Advocacy Group Pushing for Higher Standards for Tennessee Teachers <p>An education advocacy group in Tennessee is pushing for teacher candidates to face higher academic standards before they even begin taking college classes.</p><p>The move by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education comes after Tennessee education officials linked teacher effectiveness to better ACT scores.</p><p>It said some colleges and universities admit teacher education students who score as low as 15 on the college admissions test.</p><p>A score of 21 on the ACT is considered the standard of readiness for college. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:55:00 +0000 Associated Press 26049 at