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Standard 1: Candidate, Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Dispositions

Candidates preparing to work in schools as teachers or other school professionals know and demonstrate the content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and skills, pedagogical and professional  knowledge and skills, and professional dispositions necessary to help all students learn. Assessments indicate that candidates meet professional, state, and institutional standards.

1.4.a   State program review documents and state findings (Some of these documents may be available in AIMS.)

1.4.b   Title II reports submitted to the state for the previous three years

1.4.c   Key assessments and scoring guides used for assessing candidate learning against professional and state standards as well as proficiencies identified in the unit’s conceptual framework (Some of this information may be accessible for nationally recognized programs in AIMS. Cross reference as appropriate.)

1.4.d   Aggregate data on key assessments, including proficiencies identified in the unit’s conceptual framework (Data should be disaggregated by program and level regardless of location or method of delivery.)

1.4.e   Key assessments and scoring guides used for assessing professional dispositions, including fairness and the belief that all students can learn

1.4.f   Aggregate data on key assessments of candidates’ professional dispositions (Data should be disaggregated by program and level regardless of location or method of delivery.)

1.4.g   Examples of candidates’ assessment and analysis of P-12 student learning

1.4.h   Examples of candidates’ work (e.g., portfolios at different proficiency levels) from programs across the unit

1.4.i    Aggregate data on follow-up studies of graduates

1.4.j    Aggregate data on employer feedback on graduates

1.4.k   Data collected by state and/or national agencies on performance of educator preparation programs and the effectiveness of their graduates in classrooms and schools, including student achievement data, when available

 

 

 

Initial Teacher Preparation

1. Key assessments and scoring guides

2. Data tables

Praxis II

Analyses of SPA Standards Met by Praxis II Exams

ACEINCSSNCTMACTFLNASMITEA/CTTE, NASPE

NSTA:

General Science I General Science II Biology Chemistry Physics

Lesson Observation Rubric

This rubric is used by student teaching/internship supervisors to give feedback to candidates on their performance on each lesson observed.

Teaching Performance Assessment

This is a summative assessment of candidates’ performance as a teacher in the field. It is typically completed at mid-term to provide feedback to candidates and is used for data collection at the end of all field experiences.

Teaching Dispositions Assessment

This is a summative assessment of candidates’ attitudes and behaviors identified as necessary to be an effective teacher. These expectations are introduced to candidates early in their program and are measured in the junior practicum and the senior student teaching/internship for all programs and in the sophomore year in several programs with sophomore field experiences. It is typically completed at mid-term to provide feedback to candidates and is used for data collection at the end of all field experiences.

Lesson Planning Assignment
Lesson Plan Rubric

The unit has adopted a common lesson plan format and scoring rubric. The assignment of a formally scored lesson plan is typically given in the sophomore or junior year.

Written Unit Assignment
Written Unit Rubric

The unit has adopted a common unit plan format and scoring rubric. This assignment is generally given in the junior practicum.

Effect on Student Learning Assessments 

Each program has an assessment  to measure the effect of the candidates’ teaching on student learning as follows:

Secondary Education

Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Special Education

Advanced Programs for Licensed Teachers

1. Key assessments and scoring guides

2. Data tables

TESOL programs

  • Revised programs, data collection to begin fall 2008

Reading programs

  • Revised programs, data collection to begin fall 2008

Educational Technology

Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant

  • See CEC SPA report in AIMS

Special Education Certification and MEd.

  • See CEC SPA report in AIMS

Regional Training Center MEd.

Advanced Programs for Other School Personnel

1. Key assessments and scoring guides

2. Data tables

Ed Leadership

  • See Ed Leadership SPA report in AIMS

School Counseling

  • See CACREP report in AIMS

3. State licensure test scores


4. Assessments measuring achievement of Conceptual Framework outcomes.

The relevant items from each of the common assessments are grouped to provide evidence of meeting the outcomes of the conceptual framework as follows:


5. Reports of other national accreditation associations

  • School Counseling Program- CACREP
  • Deaf Education- CED
  • Music Education Program- NASM

Documents located in 321 Forcina Hall binder


6. Samples of candidate work

Documents located in 321 Forcina Hall binder

Health and Exercise Electronic Candidate Work Samples:


7. Follow-up Studies of Graduates

Program

Results

School Counseling

Grad Survey

School Counseling

Program Evaluation

completed by candidates just prior to graduation

Deaf Education

Deaf Education Survey

Regional Training Center


8. Employer Feedback on Graduates

Program

Results

Career Services Survey

School Counseling Program Employer Survey

Professional Development School Network Focus Groups


9. Assessment of Dispositions: Initial Teacher Preparation

Results

Teaching Dispositions Assessment

9. Assessment of Dispositions: Advanced Programs for Licensed Teachers

Results

TESOL programs

revised programs, data collection to begin fall 2008

Reading programs

revised programs, data collection to begin fall 2008

Educational Technology

Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant

see CEC SPA report in AIMS

Special Education Certification and MEd.

see CEC SPA report in AIMS

9. Assessment of Dispositions: Advanced Programs for Other School Personnel

Results

School Counseling Program

Educational Leadership Program

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