CAP assesses a teacher candidate's readiness in relation to the Professional Standards for Teachers (PSTs). CAP parallels the Massachusetts Educator Evaluation system in order to better prepare teacher candidates and ensure that they are ready to be effective on day one. It measures teacher candidates' practice across a range of key indicators as outlined in the Guidelines for the Professional Standards for Teachers and supports them in improving their practice based on the results.
Successful completion of CAP is required to complete all teacher preparation programs. Sponsoring Organizations are required to send to DESE all formative and summative ratings for all CAP participants by uploading their data to the CAP Online Platform.
Every sponsoring organization has an ESE-trained CAP Manager. For inquiries regarding the submission of CAP data or the online platform, please contact your CAP Manager. For other questions, please email EducatorPreparation@mass.gov .
Last Updated: December 6, 2016
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