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  • Common Standards-CAEP Alignment Matrix
    The draft Common Standards-CAEP Alignment Matrix is available for review. The draft matrix identifies which of the concepts in the Commission's Common Standards (2015) are fully addressed by the CAEP Standards and therefore would not need to be addressed for the Commission during accreditation activities. In addition, the matrix identifies which of the Commission's Common Standards (2015) are not fully addressed by CAEP and would need to be addressed by a CAEP Accredited institution during the Commission's accreditation activities. Please review the document.

    Organization of the Common Standards CAEP Alignment Matrix document:

    Page 1 - summary of the Common Standard elements that would need to be addressed by each CAEP accredited institution-the portions of the Common Standards that are not required by the CAEP Standards

    Pages 2-6 - Alignment Matrix-Common Standards (2015) in the first column with the comparable CAEP language, if there is comparable language, in the right column. Common Standard language that is shaded blue is language that staff has identified as not required by the CAEP Standards.

    Pages 7-10 - CAEP Standards for your reference (The Common Standards are provided in the left column on pages 2-6.)

    The plan is to take the draft Alignment Matrix to the Committee on Accreditation (COA) at their January 2016 meeting for review and possible adoption. The draft alignment matrix identifies what CAEP Accredited institutions must address for the Commission in addition to the documentation and data submitted to CAEP. Staff has developed an electronic survey where your institution is invited to provide feedback on the draft matrix. If you believe that part of the Common Standards that is shaded blue on pages 2-6 is fully addressed by the CAEP Standards, you will be able to identify this through the survey. If someone from your institution could complete the survey, or send your feedback to us through email, that will inform the agenda item for the January 2016 COA meeting. We would like to close the survey by December 11.
    November 3, 2015

  • Administrator Performance Assessment Input Session
    The Commission on Teacher Credentialing is in the process of developing an administrator performance assessment for use during the preliminary preparation program. Draft Design Standards have been proposed and stakeholder feedback regarding their content is being collected. Additionally, draft Implementation Standards will be available for comment as well as a discussion on a document that brings the California Administrator Performance Expectations and the CPSEL together with the intent of creating one set of standards for California's education administrators.

    A public input session will be held on Thursday, November 5 to discuss the draft Design Standards so that they can be ready to present to the Commission for adoption at their December session. The input meeting will take place at the Commission offices in Sacramento and there will be an opportunity for individuals to join through a web-based technology if the individual cannot get to Sacramento. To register to attend the input session - please complete the following registration form.
    October 28, 2015

  • Resources for Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    In 2010, more than 40 states adopted the same standards for English and math. These standards are called the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). The National Research Council and Washington-based Achieve, the group that produced the Common Core English and math standards, also managed the development of Common Core science standards. It took three years for a group of committees to develop Common Core Science Standards, which are called "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS).
    September 23, 2014

  • Options for Earning a General Education (MS/SS) Clear Teaching Credential
    Guidance for Individuals holding a Preliminary General Education (Multiple or Single Subject) teaching credential regarding how to earn a Clear Teaching Credential.
    May 23, 2014

Updated November 3, 2015