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  • Currently there is no publication, electronic or otherwise, dedicated to the free sharing of information about PTE experiences or action research.
  • There is a growing need for improvement in PTE in light of national standards and accreditation processes and low-level performance (e.g., courses, resources, and productivity) of most PTE programs.
  • There is a need to share information about and resources from successful PTE programs in order to improve the quality of low performers.
  • There is a need to elevate the important/prestige of PTE within departments of physics in order to gain needed human and material resources.
  • There is a need to improve the professional status of PTE coordinators; currently very little credit is given in the tenure process for this type of action research.
  • An easily and widely accessible forum is needed to instigate and support changes in all aspects of PTE on a national basis.

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