In 2012, the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting convened to develop the next generation of accreditation standards and performance measures for educator preparation.

Charge to the Commission

The structure of the Commission was based on the National Research Council report, Preparing teachers: building evidence for sound policy. The NRC identified three aspects of teacher preparation that are most likely to have the strongest effects on raising student achievement, based on existing research: content knowledge, clinical experience, and the quality of teacher candidates. The Commission added other important functions of an accrediting body, including quality assurance, continuous improvement, public accountability and transparency to their work.

Working groups consisting of Commission members Content and Pedagogical Knowledge, Clinical Practice and Partnerships, Quality and Selectivity of Candidates and Capacity, Quality & Continuous Improvement developed the standards. The Accreditation, Public Accountability and Transparency working up advised the Commission on best practices in public reporting with accrediting bodies and how those practices could be adapted for CAEP purposes.

In August of 2013, the CAEP Board of Directors at its inaugural meeting adopted in full the recommendations of the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting.

Related Resources

Outcomes, Measures, and Data Systems: A Paper Prepared for the CAEP Commission on Standards | Edward Crowe with Michael Allen and Charles Coble

Report of the Data Task Force to the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting | Peter Ewell

Principles for Measures Used in the CAEP Accreditation Process | Peter Ewell

Action Research Measures for Program Improvement | Peter Ewell

Assessment Literacy Standards and Performance Measures for Teacher Candidates and Practicing Teachers | Stuart R. Kahl, Peter Hofman, and Sara Bryant

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