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ERIC Number: EJ1053441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1947-9727
Assessment Benchmarks for an Alternative Certification Program
Denton, Jon; Davis, Trina; Smith, Ben; Beason, Lynn; Graham, Diane; Strader, Arlen
Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, v3 n2 p28-41 Fall 2008
The Accelerate Online/OPTIONS alternative certification program provides those possessing a degree an option leading to certification that can be completed in 18 months. The program consists of an online curriculum, an early field experience, and a year-long paid internship. To determine program effectiveness across five years, five benchmark ratios were established and calculated each year as formative assessment markers. These ratios are: Applications/Inquiries; Candidates/Applications; Field Placements/Candidates; Teachers Certified/Candidates; and Teachers Retained/Teachers Certified. These benchmarks have provided informative quantitative markers for annually assessing protocols that were developed and applied in implementing this program.
National Association for Alternative Certification. PO Box 5750, Washington, DC 20016. Tel: 202-277-3600; Fax: 202-403-3545; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED), Office of Innovation and Improvement
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: S350A020027