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ERIC Number: ED494965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb-1
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Avoiding the Pitfalls: A Comprehensive Approach to Meeting NCATE's Standard 2
Schulte, Laura; Danielson, Lana; Conway, David; Clark, Paul
Online Submission
The U.S. Department of Education recognizes the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) as an accrediting body for colleges and universities that prepare educators for P-12 schools (Leibbrand, 2006). To receive NCATE accreditation colleges and universities must meet each of NCATE's six standards for high quality educator preparation. Only about 70% of institutions seeking NCATE accreditation are meeting all six standards (Mitchell, 2006). Of those institutions that do not meet all six standards, most of them have difficulty meeting Standard 2 (Mitchell, 2006; Nowinski, 2005). In this article, a comprehensive approach to developing and documenting an assessment system is discussed with processes to avoid the pitfalls in meeting Standard 2. The processes used included: (a) documenting the body of knowledge, skills, and dispositions candidates should possess upon completion of their educator preparation programs, (b) aligning assessments and standards, and (c) collecting and analyzing data in the comprehensive and integrated assessment system. (Contains 4 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Omaha.