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CAP Resources

In 2024, the PST and CAP Guidelines were updated in alignment with revisions to the Standards of Effective Practice. The 2019 CAP Guidelines may be used through the 2024-2025 school year. All resources at the below links align with the 2019 CAP Guidelines. DESE will update these resources during the 2024-2025 school year. See the PST and CAP page for additional information and the updated Guidelines.

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: June 28, 2024

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