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Request for Public Comment: Structured Guidance & Support Guides and Forms

Notice of proposed changes to the Structured Guidance & Support Guides and Forms for the following licenses:

  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing: Aural/Oral
  • Teacher of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing: American Sign Language/Total Communication
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired

The Office of Educator Licensure is seeking public comment in response to the proposed changes to the Structured Guidance & Support Guides and Forms for the three license fields noted above.

The Structured Guidance & Supports (SG&S) process is one path for completing the Competency Review. The Competency Review is the mechanism for determining whether a candidate has met the subject matter knowledge requirements for a license in a field for which there is no subject matter knowledge test. The SG&S process is a performance-based assessment for a teacher licensure candidate that includes:

  1. High-quality professional support growth opportunities that are sustained, intensive, and classroom-focused in order to have a positive impact on classroom instruction;
  2. Intensive supervision that consists of structured guidance and regular ongoing support;
  3. An assessment of the candidate's knowledge and skills against a performance rubric, aligned to and fulfilling the subject matter knowledge requirements of that license.

  4. The SG&S process and assessment takes place over a 150-hour field-based experience.

    • Teacher candidates seeking to add an Initial or Professional license may document the SG&S process as evidence of the 150-hour internship required
    • Teacher candidates seeking to earn a Provisional level license must secure a 150-hour field-based experience in order to complete the SG&S process.

Please send comments regarding the proposed changes (see documents below) to the attention of Tonya Safford, tsafford@doe.mass.edu by Friday, June, 5, 2020.

Supporting Documents

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Memo: Overview of proposed changes to the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL/TC Structured Guidance &Supports (SG&S) Rubric and Form
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Rubric for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing License: American Sign Language/Total Communication (ASL/TC): Clean Copy
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Rubric for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing License: American Sign Language/Total Communication (ASL/TC): Markups
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Memo: Overview of proposed changes to the Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ORAL/AURAL Structured Guidance &Supports (SG&S) Rubric and Form
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Rubric for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing License: Oral/Aural (O/A): Clean Copy
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Rubric for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing License: Oral/Aural (O/A): Markups
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Memo: Overview of proposed changes to the Teacher of the Visually Impaired Structure Guidance & Supports (SG&S) Rubric and Form
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Rubric for Teacher of the Visually Impaired License: Clean Copy
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Rubric for Teacher of the Visually Impaired License: Markups





Last Updated: April 15, 2020



 
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