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  • Feedback Requested!
    The Commission organized 6 Task Groups that worked on Strengthening and Streamlining the Commission's Accreditation System which includes both preliminary and second tier teacher preparation. The most recent update of the work was presented at the April 2015 Commission Meeting. Another agenda item is planned for the June 18-19 Commission meeting and your feedback is requested now to inform the discussion at that meeting. Staff will review the feedback submitted by the end of the day on June 12 and provide an oral synopsis of the feedback when the agenda items are presented.

    Please remember that the Commission directed that teacher preparation should move to focusing more on program and candidate outcomes, such as looking at data from surveys asking completers and employers about the program quality and experiences, and also looking at specific data sources such as passing rates on the performance assessment for Preliminary programs. For Induction programs, the increased focus on outcomes would mean focusing on in-class mentoring and less on completing paperwork. The draft standards and performance expectations were revised based on this direction.

    Please read the full document carefully before providing your feedback through the electronic surveys. For Preliminary preparation, it would be best to read both the draft BTPE and the Standards documents before providing feedback on either document. Links to the surveys are provided below.

    On each survey you will be asked to identify if there is any language that is unclear as well as if the language is too detailed, too vague or if language is missing. For the Beginning Teacher Performance Expectations (BTPEs) survey you will be asked if a new teacher — at the point of recommendation for a Preliminary teaching credential — should be held to know and be able to do everything in the BTPEs or if any essential knowledge or skills are missing from the BTPEs. These are not short surveys — if you have read the proposed standards or performance expectations before beginning the survey it will probably take you about 30 minutes per survey to provide feedback. Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback.

    Preliminary Teacher Preparation
    DRAFT DocumentsOnline Surveys
    Beginning Teacher Performance Expectations (BTPEs) Survey
    Preliminary Program Standards Survey
    DRAFT to read Online Surveys
    Induction Program Standards Survey
    Common Standards
    DRAFT Documents Online Surveys
    Common Standards Survey
    June 3, 2015

  • June 2015 Statistic: Number of Approved Educator Preparation Programs, 2010-2014
    To be eligible to offer educator preparation programs, institutions (colleges, universities, school districts, county offices of education or other entities) must qualify for Initial Institutional Approval and then must submit a proposal demonstrating how each proposed educator preparation program meets the applicable Commission program standards. The Committee on Accreditation (COA) approves the program once the standards are found to be met.
    June 5, 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 June 05, 2015