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1 Connect with CAEP Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation CAEP Update to OCTEO October 24, 2012 Mark LaCelle-Peterson —President, Teacher Education Accreditation Council —Senior Vice President for Engagement, Research and Development, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

2 Connect with CAEP Presentation Overview 1.CAEP Goals and Context 2.CAEP Standards Development 3.Capacity Building: Data and Reporting 4.Elements of the CAEP Accreditation System

3 Connect with CAEP Part 1: CAEP Goals and Context

4 Connect with CAEP CAEP GOALS Raise the performance of candidates as educators in the nation’s P-12 schools. Raise the stature of the profession by raising standards for the evidence the field relies on to support its claims of quality.

5 Connect with CAEP CAEP’s Context Launching in choppy seas: Enrollments and endowments down Regulation and public scrutiny up (for all) Expectations elevated (common core) Trust wavering, critics vocal Delivery modes diversifying What role can accreditation play?

6 Connect with CAEP Barrier or Support to Change? …a barrier to disruptive innovation [is] created by accreditation… [p 17] Christensen and Eyring The Innovative University …the situation has changed.[a]ccreditation has become more focused on learning outcomes…] [p 209] Christensen and Eyring The Innovative University

7 Connect with CAEP Accreditation and Innovation Supportive innovations improve existing enterprises, e.g. by increasing quality and/or efficiency Disruptive innovations change the state of play as new players or new undercut the existing enterprises Can accreditation play either role?

8 Connect with CAEP Tensions CAEP will need to promote: High expectations, not business as usual Productive innovation, not compliance Choice and experimentation, not regimentation Cultures of evidence and improvement, not of accommodation to the accreditor Transparency versus candor

9 Connect with CAEP Dimensions of the CAEP Launch Non-accreditation functions now being consolidated (AIMS, staffing, applications, billing, etc.) Joint CAEP/NCATE and CAEP/TEAC accreditation reviews using CAEP standards are in process: Inquiry Brief; Continuous Improvement; Transformation Initiative Standards Commission: moving ahead! (Draft standards to be released for feedback Feb 2013, final Dec 2013?) State partnerships renegotiated (2012 pilot states KS, MI MO, OH, OR, & UT) Seeking recognition by USDE and CHEA

10 Connect with CAEP Part 2. CAEP Standards Development

11 Connect with CAEP History as Context and Resource Design Team problem: how far apart were we? Extensive analysis of… – NCATE Standards & expectations & processes – TEAC Principles & practices & processes Essential congruence of expectations: – Outcomes have priority over inputs – Continuous improvement (internally & externally)

12 Connect with CAEP Current NCATE Standards 1.Candidate knowledge 2.Assessment 3.Clinical and Field Experiences 4.Diversity 5.Faculty 6.Governance and Resources

13 Connect with CAEP Current TEAC Quality Principles 1. Evidence of Candidate Learning 1.1 Subject Matter/Professional Knowledge 1.2 Pedagogical/Strategic Knowledge 1.3 Effective Teaching/Professional Practice cross-cutting (Diversity, Tech., L2L) 1.5 Reliability and Validity Evidence for above 2. Evidence of Faculty/Program Learning 3. Evidence of Capacity & Commitment

14 Connect with CAEP Current CAEP Standards 1.Candidates demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions for effective work in schools. 2.Data drive decisions about candidates & programs. 3.Resources and practices support candidate learning. – Harmonization of Standards and Principles – Adopted as equivalent to predecessors – Basis for CAEP’s accreditation decisions But stay tuned…

15 Connect with CAEP CAEP Standards Commission Themes for the commission: Higher expectations for candidates, completers Clearer standards for better evidence Need to build the field’s knowledge base Emphasis on clinical partnerships/practice Support for variety of models of preparation Feedback from field will be critical to success

16 Connect with CAEP Commission Working Groups Content and Pedagogical Knowledge Clinical Practice and Partnerships Quality/Selectivity of Candidates Capacity, Quality, Continuous Improvement Public Accountability and Transparency

17 Connect with CAEP Comment and Input Nov 2012 Internal discussion of initial draft Feb 2013 Public Comment Period April 2013 Finalization of Standards Summer 2013 Adoption by CAEP Board Publication and Voluntary Use Post-2014 Full Implementation

18 Connect with CAEP Part 3. Capacity Building: Data and Reporting

19 Connect with CAEP CAEP’s Intent Building EPP capacity to meet new challenges to the field (Fewer), clearer, higher expectations that are: – Rigorous – Transparent – Accountable – Outcomes-based – Inclusive (the same for all providers)

20 Connect with CAEP CAEP is Committed to Capacity Building Data environment is dynamic: Increasing use of data for accountability and improvement Changing Title 2 data for reporting to states & USDE New sources of data for monitoring quality of educator preparation

21 Connect with CAEP New Data Sources… “A little data can go a long way…” There are no silver bullets – all data sources have limitations that can be known Multiple data sources complement each other Linking data sources can yield explanations

22 Connect with CAEP Focus: Evidence about the evidence … Evidence of candidate learning will need to include evidence of the data’s quality: How does the faculty know its interpretations are of data are valid and reliable? (or consistent and trustworthy)?

23 Connect with CAEP Standards of Evidence Evidence must be: 1.Representative: sample must be appropriate 2.Accurate: as verified in the accreditation visit 3.Reliable: Robust, stable, repeatable 4.Valid: validity (and reliability) of evidence for uses is known and adequate 5.Sufficient: results meet established criteria 6.Actionable: measure what matters—and use it!

24 Connect with CAEP In other words… Evidence must be: 1.Fair : a representative sample is required 2.Trustworthy : verified as accurate in the audit 3.Reliable : consistent w psychometric expectations 4.True : the validity of the evidence must be shown 5.Sufficient : must meet established criteria 6.Useful: should clearly inform improvement efforts 24

25 Connect with CAEP A Challenge for CAEP and the Field How can accreditation support program improvement? How can evidence produced as part of accreditation studies document quality? How can policy be smarter about data?

26 Connect with CAEP Part 4. Elements of the CAEP Accreditation System

27 Connect with CAEP The CAEP Accreditation Process Steps in the CAEP Accreditation Process: – Eligibility of Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) No longer the NCATE “unit” or TEAC “program” – Self-study of EPP completed & evaluated through Formative Feedback and Off-site Review Public Input (call-for-comment & 3 rd party survey) Onsite Visit with subsequent Report (and response) – Decision by CAEP Accreditation Council – Annual Reports submitted and monitored

28 Connect with CAEP CAEP Process Features : Formative (TEAC)/Off-site (NCATE) Phase Clearer expectations and better initial drafts Earlier feedback to institution on possible issues Accreditation Review visits focused, better informed Corroboration through Third Party surveys Constituent input to corroborate EPP claims

29 Connect with CAEP CAEP Process Features : Decision by CAEP Accreditation Council Double review of decisions (NCATE’s UAB model) Larger/smaller issues differentiated with decision rules (TEAC model) Annual Reports consistent and useful

30 Connect with CAEP Pathways to Meeting Standards Self-study must show CAEP Standards met Self-study format selected to emphasize: – Research on candidate learning: Inquiry Brief (IB) – Research on program improvement: Continuous improvement (CI) – Research on key program features: Transformation Initiative (TI)

31 Connect with CAEP Inquiry Brief (IB) Focus: Faculty investigate: a) candidate performance, b) quality of evidence, c) use of evidence for program improvement Emphasis: Meeting ‘research-level standard’ in the quality of evidence & candidate performance Accreditation Decision: Based on meeting all CAEP standards with recognition of research- level quality of the evidence presented

32 Connect with CAEP Continuous Improvement (CI) Focus: Continuous improvement of programs and practices of an educator preparation provider (EPP) Emphasis: Moving to ‘target’ level performance on standard(s) selected by the EPP. Accreditation Decision: Based on meeting all CAEP standards at the adequate level with recognition of target performance

33 Connect with CAEP Transformation Initiative (TI) Focus: A broad-based initiative to transform an educator preparation provider’s teacher education programs and practices to serve as a model. Emphasis: Research-centered to inform the profession about best practices and what works. Accreditation Decision: Based on meeting all CAEP standards with recognition of TI research and innovations

34 Connect with CAEP Choice of options for presenting evidence in various certificate programs 1. CAEP/NCATE Program Review with National Recognition (SPA review) 2. CAEP Program Review with Feedback 3. State Program Review Each state will negotiate a new agreement with CAEP to define the options for Program Review available to the institutions within each state. Ohio was the first!

35 Connect with CAEP CAEP program review with feedback Program Reports submitted at the same time as the main self-study document Includes specialty program areas reviewed in clusters (elem, sec, other) in relation to state-selected standards and CAEP standards Reviewers trained by CAEP evaluate the Program Reports based on state-selected standards and CAEP standards Result: Feedback to the programs as to whether standards are “supported” or “not supported” by the information in the report

36 Connect with CAEP CAEP Program Review with Feedback Timeline for implementation: Winter/Spring 2012Pilot state partnership agreements are created for five states (KS, MI, MO, OH, OR, & UT) including the selection of the Program Review options acceptable for institutions in each state Spring/Summer 2012Institutions are identified for invitation to a pilot of the Program Review with Feedback option to occur in Spring Eligible institutions will be those with Fall 2014 onsite visits in states offer Program Review with Feedback as an option. Summer/Fall 2012A small group of reviewers for the Spring 2013 Pilot will participate in reviewer training. Invitations will be made to institutions in the pilot states with Spring 2015 onsite visits for inclusion in the second cycle of pilot reviews for Program Review with Feedback. Spring 2013First pilot cycle of the Program Review with Feedback option will occur with reports due to CAEP on March 15, 2013 and responses delivered to institutions and states by August 1, (This is the same review timing as Program Review for National Recognition.) Spring/Summer 2013All parties will be surveyed to collect input for revisions and clarifications needed. Additional states will establish state partnership agreements with CAEP and begin to be identified for Program Review with Feedback. CAEP will begin offering additional training to institutions (beyond the institutions participating in the two pilot cycles) preparing for Program Review with Feedback. Summer/Fall 2013Reviewer training will be conducted following a broad call for reviewers to begin building a pool of trained reviewers for Program Review with Feedback. Spring 2014Program Review with Feedback operates as a regular option along with Program Review for National Recognition (SPA Review).

37 Connect with CAEP State Partnership Options Member Partners – CAEP and Authority/Authorities for Educator Preparation (State DoE, State Standards Board, Board of Regents and/or Higher Education Commission) Teams – CAEP, Joint CAEP and State, Concurrent CAEP and State Program review – CAEP Review (leads to national recognition) – CAEP Review with feedback – State Review One Institutional Report – Optional minimal state addendum

38 Connect with CAEP CAEP State Partnerships Development of initial agreements in 2012 Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, and Utah Benefits: – Eliminates duplication of effort – Saves time and money – Access to the Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS): AIMS password and access to state institutions – Information for use in program approval/renewal – Participation in professional development (PD), including Spring CAEP Clinic, web training, and expense-only PD Priority on stakeholder input and buy-in – Professional development credit for participating teachers – Input from AACTE State Chapters

39 Connect with CAEP Back to the Top… How can your accreditor help the field develop supportive innovations? Could development of strong evidence systems help us to develop the disruptive innovations that transform the field?

40 Connect with CAEP Questions? Comments?

41 Connect with CAEP CAEP Information Information on NCATE, TEAC, and CAEP websites


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