About Research at CAEP

In a research-poor context, isolated experience replaces professional knowledge as teh dominant influence on how teachers teach

Schmoker, 1999, p. 63

Making educator preparation an evidence-based profession is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities for the field and for CAEP, as the accreditor for educator preparation. Despite the well-documented importance of teachers to students' achievement, research on how best to prepare candidates to become effective teachers is rarely systematically available or used.

 Accordingly, CAEP is committed to collaborating with others in the field to advance research and innovation. Accreditation can be a key lever for data-informed improvement of the field, through the application of rigorous standards and evidence-based outcomes. CAEP’s vision of excellence in educator preparation accreditation means all educators arrive classroom-ready to meet the needs of increasingly diverse learners.