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Educator Preparation

2016-2017 Formal Review Toolkit

Periodic program review ensures continued growth, improvement, and educator preparation program effectiveness beyond the initial approval. Sponsoring Organizations with currently approved educator preparation programs who are nearing the end of the 7-year approval window and would like to continue operating programs are required to have those programs reviewed for re-approval.

The formal review of currently approved programs is a multi-step process. The timeline for this process is centered on the formal, onsite review. Below are resources associated with each stage of the review process. This toolkit was designed to ensure a review process that is:

  • Effective: builds a solid evidentiary base for decision-making,
  • Efficient: streamlined, targeted and systematic, and
  • Consistent: within and across organizations.

All Sponsoring Organizations reviewed during the 2016-2017 cycle are evaluated against a specific set of concrete, actionable criteria using corresponding evaluation tools.

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2016-2017 Review Criteria
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Review Evaluation Tool

The full process of review is outlined in the Guidelines for Program Approval Download PDF Document  Download Word Document. Resources below are designed to support the process.

Initiation Phase: 10-12 months prior to onsite

General Resources

 
Info Session (forthcoming)
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Template: Formal Review Timeline

Needs Assessments

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Needs Assessment Advisory
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Worksheet: Needs Assessment
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Memorandum: Expiring Currently Approved Programs

Offsite Phase: 4-12 months prior to onsite

General Resources

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Overview: Domain Worksheets
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Instructions: Preparing a Submission

Submission Requirements

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Template: Cover Page
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Worksheet: Organization Overview
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Worksheet: The Organization Domain
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Template: Faculty and Staff List
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Worksheet: Partnerships Domain
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Worksheet: Continuous Improvement Domain
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Worksheet: The Candidate Domain
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Worksheet: Field-Based Experiences Domain
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Worksheet: Instruction Domain - Initial Programs
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Worksheet: Instruction Domain - Professional Programs

Pedagogy & Content Matrices:

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Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK) Overview & Matrices
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Professional Standards for Library Teachers Matrix (Updated 3/20/15)
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Professional Standards for Teachers (PST) Matrix (Updated 12/11/15)
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Professional Standards and Indicators (PSI) for Administrative Leadership Matrix

Onsite Phase:

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Onsite Visit Guidelines
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Review Team Logistics Form

Determination Phase:

Updated resources forthcoming



Last Updated: November 17, 2016
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