Significant changes have been made by the EPP since the NCATE visit in 2006 to refine its key assessments at conversion points throughout its programs: program entry, internship, and program completion. Key assessments are aligned with state and national standards appropriate to program level, content, and support of the EPP conceptual framework. In the Professional Standards for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation Institutions, Standard 2 states:
“The unit has an assessment system that collects and analyzes data on applicant qualifications, candidate and graduate performance, and unit operations to evaluate and improve the performance of candidates, the unit, and its programs.”
The EPP has several dashboards pertaining to measures for NCATE Standard 2:
- NCATE 2a3 – Summary of Data from Key Assessments Used at Transition Points
- NCATE 2b7 – Sample of Candidate Assessment Data Disaggregated by Alternate Route
For more information and examples related to Standard 2, please visit the NCATE/CAEP Exhibit Rooms on the COE Office of Assessment and Accreditation’s website.