MACTE UPDATES New MACTE Web Site – Thank you Sandi and Bob! Databank Progress – Thank you Databank! MTQM Survey launched Power Mail Advocacy Notification Opportunity Professional Profile Opportunity Bylaws Review by AACTE Board timeline Approval at the AACTE Board meeting at end of February Sent to MACTE CIRs and IRs two weeks before April Business Meeting Vote on Adopting Modified Bylaws at April Business meeting
COMMUNICATION, RESEARCH, & ADVOCACY MACTE Teacher Education Promotion Document (posted on Web) Position Papers (posted on web) International, National, and State Resources for Communication & Advocacy (handout on web) Issue Research – Potential Research Areas and Grant RFP (Grant RFP on MACTE web)
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH Basic Skills Tests: The use of the MTLE Basic Skills Tests continues to be of concern in that standardized tests have no correlation to end of program effectiveness of teaching measures. The following study documents this lack of correlation: Wilson, B. & Robinson, V. (2012) Predicting teacher performance: proceed with caution. Journal of Assessment and Accountability in Teacher Preparation. 2:1. University of Northern Iowa. Retrieved at What Produces Effective Teachers? New research indicates that pedagogical methods and quality of field experiences are the two areas of preparation that statistically impact effectiveness and retention of teachers. The study reference is: Ingersoll, R., Merrill, L, & May, H. (2014). What are the effects of teacher education and preparation on beginning teacher attrition? Research Report (#RR-82). Philadelphia: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved at
CAUCUS OVERVIEW 1. Peer Review Panel – Each caucus will elect three representatives; one who will serve one year, one who will serve two years, and one who will serve three years. Each year hereafter, each caucus will elect one member to serve three years in this position. (job description for PRPs are in folders) 2. Treasurer Position – Rhea has served two terms and must retire from the position. Need volunteers (position description in folders) – MEC will review qualifications and forward name(s) forward for a vote by CIRs/IRs at the April Business Meeting. 3. MEC Board Positions – Discuss nominees for MnSCU, UM, and Private Colleges. Elections at April Business Meeting. (position description in folders) 4. Show us some LOVE – use candy hearts provided to compose upbeat, kind, loving messages about Minnesota Educators or Educator Preparation Programs. Prepare to share your LOVE with other Caucuses. Which caucus can generate the best LOVE, which caucus can come up with the most LOVE, which caucus can come up with the funniest LOVE?
STATE UPDATES MDE – Assistant Commissioner, Hue Nguyen Teacher Licensing - Director of Teacher Licensing, Richard Wassen
BOARD OF TEACHING UPDATES Board of Teaching Executive Director: Erin Doan Documents on MACTE Web: Board of Teaching Legislative Priorities Promoting Teacher Mobility in Minnesota
Board of Teaching Update February 2015
BoT has asked CAEP to provide information regarding benefit to the State of MN to have a partnership agreement in place ($11,000) State of MN Dues and IHE reporting requirements are being negotiated at this time Updates will be provided as they become available. STATE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
One exam battery must be used to meet basic skills requirement in reading, writing and math (only MTLE or ACT or SAT ) Candidates who have taken ACT plus writing and scored ≥21 on the English/Writing composite of the exam, may retake the ACT to raise their overall composite score to ≥22 if needed. Both score reports would need to be presented to meet the full requirement. Full detail regarding passing scores available on the BOT website under “licensing exams”. ACT/SAT/MTLE
Testing RFP to be released in February – pending approval from MN Management and Budget Any possible changes regarding cost of edTPA will be negotiated upon determination of a testing vendor for the contract. TESTING RFP
Steering committee will continue working with the BOT until spring Coordination of edTPA has transitioned to the Board of Teaching staff - Point person going forward: Alex Liuzzi, Teacher Education Specialist Training opportunities forthcoming this spring EDTPA ACTIVITIES
Board of Teaching focused on equity for any and all licensure requirements. All candidates should meet the same standards. Recommending elimination of a MN specific skills exam Advising against the requirement of statewide report cards and educating legislators regarding existing requirements of EPPAS – cost for upgraded BoT systems to meet this mandate is estimated at over $500K – not a worthwhile investment at this time. LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY
Thank You!! Excellent turn out at yesterday’s events (Certification Officers & Advising for Candidates Trained in other States) Training specific to Special Education licensure will be forthcoming TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
LEGISLATIVE UPDATES Day in Your District – plan an event Day at the Capitol – plan to join the work in St. Paul Legislation on the Move Weekly Legislative Updates – Forward to a Friend – do not use your forward – use the “Forward to a Friend” button.
TELLING OUR STORY Please engage in table conversations about the position papers and the MACTE promotion document and what those issues look like at your institutions. What evidence/examples/anecdotes might be used in conversations with legislators and people in your communities? If any of you are able to record some of this, MACTE might be able to craft a support document called "Stories from the Field" - disastrous effects and marvelous successes could be prepared for use. We are seeing that legislators respond to personal interest stories and to evidence of harm or success. Let's try to give them that. If any of you are able to record some of this, MACTE might be able to craft a support document called "Stories from the Field" - disastrous effects and marvelous successes could be prepared for use. We are seeing that legislators respond to personal interest stories and to evidence of harm or success. Let's try to give them that.