California’s Accreditation System: Providing Information about Your Intern Program Commission on Teacher Credentialing Spring Intern Director’s Meeting April 2010 Ensuring Educator Excellence
Representatives from Intern Programs Carrie Ann Blackaller CSU Dominguez Hills (Red-Yr 4) Edmundo Litton Loyola Marymount University (Yellow-Yr 6) Laurel Ruddy Stanislaus COE (Yellow-Yr 6) Jacqueline Regev Fortune School of Education (Blue-Yr 1)
Accountability for Intern Programs Common Standards— institution wide focus Program Standards— MS, SS and Ed Sp • Intern Specific Requirements • MS/SS Standards: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 • Ed Sp Standards: 1, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15
Purposes of the Commission’s Accreditation System • Accountability-public and profession • Adherence to Standards • High quality preparation for educators • On-going program improvement
Accreditation System • Ongoing Data Gathering & Analysis • Biennial Report • Program Assessment • Site Visit • Follow Up
Data Collection and Analysis Annually • Collect data • Analyze data • Decide if program modifications are needed Show how Intern Program does this!
Biennial Reports • Focus on candidate outcomes and program effectiveness • Each program sponsor submits a report for each approved program that is offered that includes aggregated data, analysis, and program modification • Submitted after years 1, 3 and 5
Impact of Biennial Reports at the Institution • Did your Intern Program complete a BR? • Did your BR present disaggregated data for the Intern program? • What was the impact of your intern program completing a Biennial Report?
Program Assessment • Year 4 of cohort cycle • Focus on the adopted Program Standards • Thorough review of ALL approved preparation programs
Program Assessment Document • Part I: Narrative, describing the program currently in place. • Part II: Current course syllabi • Part III: Assessments used to assure candidate competence and reported on in the BR • e.g. rubrics, training information, calibration activities.
Program Assessment Review • Program assessment is a process; a professional dialogue • Reviewers look for a description of HOW the program meets the standards • Each component of the standard is reviewed for supporting evidence narrative.
Impact of Program Assessment for the Intern Program • What was the process of getting the Program Assessment documentation together for the approved program? • Is the Intern Delivery model thoroughly described in the program document? • What was the impact of the feedback from the PA reviewers? • Have there been any program modifications based on reviewer feedback?
Site Visit • Year 6 • Team of trained Board of Institutional Reviewers individuals visit the institution • 3 ½ day visit—2 days of interviews • Make decisions on all Standards—Common and Program • Come to a consensus on an Accreditation Recommendation
Impact of a Site Visit at the Institution • How have the Biennial Report or Program Assessment activities prepared or not prepared your institution for the site visit? • How do you ensure that your intern program is accurately presented during the site visit?
Findings and Follow up Year 7 • Report on issues, concerns, questions or follow-up to the site visit or • Address stipulations • If Major or Probationary Stipulations, may involve a re-visit, otherwise • Submitting documentation to CTC
Impact of Follow-Up Activities at the Institution • What are some examples of the work after a site visit?