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Educator.

Anyone who directly provides instruction or support services in P-12 or higher education settings.

Educator Preparation Provider (EPP).

The entity responsible for the preparation of educators including a nonprofit or forprofit institution of higher education, a school district, an organization, a corporation, or a governmental agency.

Effectiveness.

Adequacy to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result. For CAEP purposes effectiveness includes the impact that a candidate or program completer has on P-12 student learning.

Endorsement.

An addition to an educator’s license or certification that officially sanctions an educator’s fulfillment of preparation requirements to teach a subject different from that specified on the original license/certificate, to work with another group or age level of students, or to provide professional services in schools.

EPP Annual Report.

A yearly update submitted through the accreditation platform by an educator preparation provider (EPP) in which the EPP provides CAEP with a summary of information such as (1) provider; (2) program completer counts; (3) substantive changes; (4) analyses and display of annual reporting measures on its website; (5) progress remediating any areas for improvement, weaknesses, or stipulations; (6) data-informed improvement efforts; 7) transition to CAEP standards from legacy standards, if applicable, and 8) authorization acknowledging CAEP policy.

EPP-created assessments.

A descriptor for assessments used as a source of evidence for CAEP standards that are created and administered by EPPs directly, or with contractors. They may be in the form of subject or pedagogical content tests, observations, projects, assignments, or surveys. EPPs take responsibility for design, administration, and validation of these assessments. Self-study reports make information available on the assessment results and also on the purpose and content of each assessment, the scoring, and on data reliability and validity. CAEP reviews are guided by the CAEP Evaluation Framework for EPP-Created Assessments. CAEP distinguishes EPP-created assessments from proprietary assessments in which commercial test companies, states, or education research and development organizations design, administer, and validate the assessments.

Evaluation.

A process for measuring and judging the quality of performance of a program, process, or individual (e.g., candidates, clinical faculty). While assessment of student learning (that measures what students know and can do) and evaluation processes (that assemble results and determine whether they are relevant and sufficient for the purpose) are related, they do differ, and it is best not to use the terms interchangeably (adapted from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges glossary).

Evidence.

The intentional use of documentation, multiple and valid measures, and analysis provided as support for and proof of an educator preparation provider’s (EPP) claims related to CAEP’s standards. 

Extension.

A change in the term of accreditation that results because of a good cause delay or postponement of an Educator Preparation Providers’ (EPP’s) site visit.