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CAP Resources

Please check back often as resources are added to this page on a regular basis.

CAP Overview

CAP Supervisor Modules: These online modules for Program Supervisors and Supervising Practitioners provide an introductory overview of CAP, structured around the 5-Step Cycle. Supervisors can progress through the modules sequentially or narrow in on an area in which they have questions and return to it anytime throughout the CAP cycle. Please share your feedback on the modules using CAP Supervisor Modules survey.

The following resources provide overview information on the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP). For more detailed information on implementation of CAP, please see the CAP Guidelines and the CAP Implementation Handbook .

CAP Overview Webinar

This webinar was conducted in August with Sponsoring Organizations across the Commonwealth in order to provide foundational information regarding the CAP Guidelines.

Last Updated: November 14, 2022

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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