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Wixom, Micah Ann – Education Commission of the States, 2014
Accreditation policies vary widely among the states. Since Education Commission of the States last reviewed public school accreditation policies in 1998, a number of states have seen their legislatures take a stronger role in accountability--resulting in a move from state-administered accreditation systems to outcomes-focused state accountability…
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), State Policy, Public Schools
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Oldham, Jennifer – Education Next, 2018
The Current Generation of American public-school students has grown up in the era of centralized, standardized data. Anyone curious about how local schools were doing could look at pass rates on annual exams in math and reading, the foundation of federally mandated, test-based accountability. New rules are poised to change this system. The federal…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Scores, Accountability
Moffett, David W. – Online Submission, 2016
What are the challenges faced by a mid-south liberal arts college teacher education program, in its attempt to successfully meet the new Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation requirements? The Investigator studied the Educator Program Provider (EPP) during academic year 2015-2016. The challenges faced by the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Accreditation (Institutions), Case Studies, Test Validity
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Haryati, Sri – International Education Studies, 2014
This paper critically reviews and evaluates the implementation of School Accreditation Program for the period of 2013 with a particular reference to Central Java Schools, consisting of Kindergarten (TK) Elementary School (SD), Junior High School (SMP) and Senior High School (SMA) (Note 1). The aim of the review is to see to what extent they can…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Program Implementation, Context Effect
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Dempsey, Ian; Dally, Kerry – Australasian Journal of Special Education, 2014
Although professional standards for Australian teachers were developed several years ago, this country is yet to develop such standards for special education teachers. The lack of standards for the special education profession is associated with the absence of a consistent process of accreditation in Australia and a lack of clarity in the pathways…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education Teachers, National Standards, Standard Setting
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Young, Michelle D.; Perrone, Frank – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2016
This special issue of the "Journal of Research on Leadership Education" presents the findings resulting from a set of studies focused on understanding how leadership preparation standards were used, by whom, and to what end. In addressing these questions, the authors reviewed how standards were used by program faculty, professional…
Descriptors: Standards, Leadership Training, College Faculty, Professional Associations
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Kissau, Scott; Hart, Laura C.; Algozzine, Bob – Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
In an era of increased teacher accountability, teacher preparation programs across the country are faced with increasing pressure to adopt rigorous and high stakes performance-based assessments, such as edTPA, that provide data-based evidence that their candidates are ready to teach upon program completion. Furthermore, in response to new…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Accountability, Performance Based Assessment, Teacher Education Programs
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Schuster, Dwight – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
New accreditation standards for teacher preparation programs call for more seamless and effective connections between methods courses, clinical experiences, and school-based mentoring. Intentional clinical experiences and intermediate instructional strategies can foster collaboration between teacher preparation programs and teacher leaders in K-12…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Methods Courses, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Murray, Frank B. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2010
Founded in 1997, the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) designed a system that balances three sources of evidence in a single accreditation system: (1) that the program's graduates are qualified, competent, and caring beginning teachers; (2) that the program faculty investigates the factors that improve program quality; and (3) that…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Program Improvement, Graduates, Program Effectiveness
Leonard, Ed; Box, Jennifer A. L. – Online Submission, 2010
State funding mechanisms are subject to intense political and economic scrutiny. The question asked most often tends to be, is the public getting sufficient return on their investment? Accountability standards arising from the No Child left Behind Act (NCLB) have sharpened the focus of this question to whether the students and schools are meeting…
Descriptors: Full State Funding, Accountability, Cost Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness
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Bullough, Robert V., Jr. – Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Drawing on insights from literary critic and theorist Kenneth Burke, this rhetorical analysis of "Preparing Teachers" (2010), a publication of the National Research Council, reveals then critiques' key assumptions that are shaping policies and current reform efforts in teacher education, including changes in U.S. teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Wood, Christine; Meyer, Matthew J. – Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 2011
School accreditation is one process currently mandated in Nova Scotia schools to facilitate school improvement efforts. This mixed methods study sought to discover and describe the impact of the Nova Scotia School Accreditation Program (NSSAP) specifically on teaching and student learning in three secondary schools in one school board. Surveys,…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teacher Participation, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Done, Elizabeth J.; Murphy, Mike; Knowler, Helen – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
Recent changes to policy directives now require newly appointed Special Educational Needs Coordinators (SENCOs) in UK mainstream schools to be qualified teachers. Training and accreditation through a nationally approved postgraduate award is now mandatory. Concepts drawn from poststructuralist biopolitics and critiques of neoliberal educational…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Special Needs Students, Action Research, Neoliberalism
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O'Donoghue, Tom – Education Research and Perspectives, 2018
Currently the Australian university sector almost has a monopoly in the provision of courses and programmes for the initial preparation of teachers across the nation. What the future holds for the filed, however, is quite uncertain. This uncertainty, as this paper will demonstrate, is reflected in a number of trends. First, while a trend has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Policy, Government Role
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Coupland, Daniel B. – Academic Questions, 2011
On December 31, 2013, Hillsdale College--a small liberal arts college in rural south-central Michigan--will no longer be authorized to recommend students to the state of Michigan for teacher certification. Hillsdale's over a century-and-a-half tradition of preparing teachers for public schools will, sadly, come to an end. Hillsdale will lose the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Certification, Accreditation (Institutions)
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