Presentation on theme: "Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) A program of the Council of Chief State School Officers."— Presentation transcript:
Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) A program of the Council of Chief State School Officers
What Is INTASC? The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium is a membership organization of state education agencies and professional standards boards responsible for licensing teachers. Thirty-five states plus a number of national education organizations are members of INTASC.
Purpose of INTASC To provide a forum for states to: find their collective voice regarding model standards for licensing teachers. share strategies and engage in joint activities to change teacher policy and practice. regularly assess the alignment of their teacher licensure system with state standards.
INTASC’s Standards for Teachers of Students with Disabilities Address for first time what GENERAL EDUCATION teachers should know and be able to do to effectively teach students with disabilities Drafted by 27 practicing teachers and teacher educators from both general and special education Aligned with INTASC’s core standards
Center for Improving Teacher Quality (CTQ) Ensuring that Special Education Students are Served by Highly Qualified Teachers Funded by the Office of Special Education Programs U. S. Department of Education
Mission of CTQ To enhance educational opportunities for all students, particularly students with disabilities, through improving teacher licensing systems
INTASC/CCSSO in collaboration with National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Federal Regional Resource Centers Federal Labs and Comprehensive Centers
State Teams as Vehicles for Change Key Team Members State Director of Teacher Licensing/ Program Approval State Director of Special Education Representative from Higher Education
Strategies for Helping States Effect Change Annual Forums Brokered, customized technical assistance Grant monies Communities of practice Telecasts Website Intensive Case Studies
Federal Context for Change No Child Left Behind – Adequate Yearly Progress – Disaggregated Subgroup Progress – Accountability – Highly Qualified Teachers IDEA Reauthorization – HQ implication is that special educators must demonstrate subject matter competency if involved in direct instruction of the general curriculum
IDEA Re-Authorization and Highly Qualified Teachers Will incorporate teacher quality requirements of NCLB What are implications for special education teachers? Must demonstrate subject matter competency if involved in direct instruction of the general curriculum