A performance portfolio is the mechanism by which licensure candidates compile and arrange evidence to meet explanatory statements for the Professional licensure. New guidelines for the explanatory statements that describe and discuss the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to demonstrate proficiency in the licensure professional standards will go into effect on 7/1/17. The new guidelines for the explanatory statements will be available in early 2017.
Candidates for the Professional license who are already working with the current explanatory statements may continue to work on the current statements with the understanding that they must submit a completed portfolio that includes all eight of the current standards to ACLS no later than 6/30/17. Review panels will start reviewing portfolios in early 2017.
As communicated in the ACLS mailing of April 27, 2016, candidates for the Professional license need to submit a videotaped teaching demonstration. In addition, candidates need to submit lesson plans using the standardized template provided by ACLS.
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