The CAEP Handbook: Guidance on Self-Study Reports for Accreditation of Advanced-Level Programs (September 2017) is the new pre-publication edition focused on standards for advanced-level programs. This is a pre-publication edition and should not be used as an official document to prepare for an accreditation site visit.

CAEP invites your feedback by October 23, 2017. The final and official document will be released on October 26, 2017.

This Handbook is part of a comprehensive system of guidance and capacity-building support to assist EPPs in making their case for meeting CAEP Standards for Advanced-Level Programs. Supplementary information, including the CAEP Accreditation Policy Manual (July 2017), and other resources further explicate CAEP policies, procedures, and processes.

Through CAEP Conferences, presentations, and online communications, CAEP gathers and incorporates feedback from the field into the guidance documents. Additional resources are available to providers on the CAEP website, through weekly email updates, and through communications to EPPs.

This Handbook is organized to support the work involved in pursuing CAEP Accreditation for Advanced-Level Programs. It includes, for each standard, a section on underlying concepts and considerations to summarize the focus of each standard; reflection questions that prompt EPPs to investigate their own focus; and evidence sufficiency criteria tables.

This Handbook will guide self-study reports beginning spring 2018.

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