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CAP Guidelines

The CAP Guidelines were released in June 2016 to all organizations and can be found below. The Guidelines are designed to: 1) outline expectations for the CAP and 2) support Sponsoring Organizations (SOs), Program Supervisors, Supervising Practitioners, and Teacher Candidates as they work together to ensure successful demonstration of the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs). We will continue to add resources in the coming weeks.

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Guidelines for the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) (Revised June 30, 2016)
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Release of Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) Guidelines Memo 6/30/2016
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CAP Rubric

CAP Implementation Handbook

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Handbook for the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP)

The CAP Implementation Handbook presents implementation for each step of the 5-Step Cycle, as well as all required and recommended forms for use by Teacher Candidates, Supervising Practitioners, and Program Supervisors. Providers may place the Handbook in a binder and distribute to participants, or share it electronically to support candidates, Supervising Practitioners and Program Supervisors throughout a candidate's practicum.

The table below includes all required and recommended forms and suggested resources for each step of CAP as outlined in the Handbook.

Pre-CycleStep 1Step 2

Required Forms

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CAP Form
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CAP Observation Form

Recommended Forms

Model Observation Protocol:

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Pre-Conference Planning Form
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Candidate Self-Reflection Form
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Post-Conference Planning Form

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Guidance: Measuring Candidate Impact on Student Learning
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Guidance: Model Observation Protocol

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Candidate Self-Assessment Form
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Candidate Preliminary Goal-Setting & Plan Development Form
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Baseline Assessment Form

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CAP Form
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CAP Observation Form

Recommended Forms

Model Observation Protocol:

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Post-Conference Planning Form
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Finalized Goal & Implementation Form

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Three-way Meeting Checklist #1

Step 3Step 4Step 5

Required Forms

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CAP Observation Form
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CAP Student Feedback Forms

Recommended Forms

Model Observation Protocol:

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Pre-Conference Planning Form
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Post-Conference Planning Form

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CAP Student Feedback Forms Advisory

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CAP Form
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CAP Observation Form
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Formative Assessment Form

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Three-way Meeting Checklist #2

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CAP Form
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CAP Observation Form
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CAP Summative Assessment Form

Recommended Forms

Model Observation Protocol:

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Post-Conference Planning Form

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Three-way Meeting Checklist #3


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Post-Cycle: Preliminary Goal-Setting and Development Form

Reading Specialist Candidates

The following form has been modified from the CAP Form and Rubric for Reading Specialist candidates. The purpose of this form is to document observations and meetings for program use.

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Modified CAP Form for Reading Specialists


Last Updated: March 22, 2017
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