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					NCATE Web-Conference for
Precandidate Institutions



 June 25, 2007
 (by invitation only)



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Welcome…
           Precandidates!




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Please remember to set-up your audio


 1:30pm- First audio sound check
 1:45pm- Final audio sound check
 2:00pm- Session will begin




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NCATE Web Conference


  1:30          1st Audio Check

  1:45 – 1:50   Final Audio Check

  1:50 – 2:00   Introductions and Review of
                Elluminate Software

  2:00 – 2:15   Comment on NCATE Standards

  2:15 – 2:45   Preconditions Review

  2:45 – 2:55   Timeline

  2:55 – 3:00   Summary and Next Steps
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NCATE staff on the webconference
     Boyce C. Williams, Vice President
     Patty Garvin, Accreditation Associate
     Monica Minor, Accreditation Associate
     Khadija Jordan, Assistant to Donna
      Gollnick
     Barbara J. Olexer, Assistant to Boyce C.
      Williams
     James Convery, Director, Information
      Systems
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Conference Goals

   to review standards, preconditions, and
    timelines for NCATE accreditation.
   to increase knowledge base of NCATE
    precondition processes and purpose for
    institutional faculty.




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Overview and Session Outcomes

   The purpose of this session is to present an
    overview of NCATE preconditions, standards,
    and timeline.




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    NCATE
   NCATE Unit Standards – visit the NCATE
    website for unit standards
   NCATE Program Standards – visit the NCATE
    website for program standards and state
    partnership agreements
   Preconditions and timeline

**Please note that additional information on
  NCATE 101 has been provided in the
  Resources Section to this Web Cast, dated
  May 10, 2007.
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NCATE Unit Standards




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            NCATE Unit Standards
           *for fall 2008 and beyond
   Candidate Knowledge, Skills & Dispositions
   Assessment System and Unit Evaluation
   Field Experiences and Clinical Practice
   Diversity
   Faculty Qualifications, Performance, and
    Development
   Unit Governance and Resources

*See Home Page
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         Components of Standard


   The Standard
   Rubrics
   Supporting Explanation




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              Standard 1

Candidates preparing to work in schools as
teachers or other 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.

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               Standard 2

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.




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              Standard 3

The unit and its school partners design,
implement, and evaluate field experiences
and clinical practice so that teacher
candidates and other school professionals
develop and demonstrate the knowledge,
skills, and professional dispositions
necessary to help all students learn.



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                 Standard 4

The unit designs, implements, and evaluates
curriculum and provides experiences for candidates
to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills,
and professional dispositions necessary to help all
students learn. Assessments indicate that
candidates can demonstrate and apply
proficiencies related to diversity. Experiences
provided for candidates include working with diverse
populations, including higher education and P-12
school faculty, candidates, and students in P-12
schools.

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               Standard 5

Faculty are qualified and model best
professional practices in scholarship, service,
and teaching, including the assessment of
their own effectiveness as related to
candidate performance; they also collaborate
with colleagues in the disciplines and
schools. The unit systematically evaluates
faculty performance and facilitates
professional development.

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               Standard 6

The unit has the leadership, authority,
budget, personnel, facilities, and resources
including information technology resources,
for the preparation of candidates to meet
professional, state, and institutional
standards.




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NCATE Preconditions
for Accreditation




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Definition of Preconditions

   Fundamental requirements that under gird
    NCATE’s standards that must be met before a unit
    is permitted to advance to candidacy for first
    accreditation.




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Purpose of Preconditions

   To ensure that institutions are ready to host a
    site visit
   To give institutions a chance to start
    collecting and aggregating the kind of
    information that will be needed for visits




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What does it mean to meet the
preconditions?
   It means the unit will be nominated for candidacy
    at the next Unit Accreditation Board meeting.
   It means the unit meets the minimum
    requirements to host a visit.
   It does not mean the conceptual framework and
    assessment system will be automatically free
    from challenge during the site visit.




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Precondition #1:
   The institution recognizes and identifies a
    professional education unit that has responsibility
    and authority for the preparation of teachers and
    other professional education personnel.
       1.1 A letter from the institution’s CEO…
       1.2 A chart or narrative that lists all professional
        education programs…
       1.3 An organizational chart of the institution....




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Precondition # 2

   A dean, director or chair is designated as head
    of the unit and is assigned authority and
    responsibility for overall administration and
    operation.

       2.1 Job description of the professional education unit
        head




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Precondition # 3

   The unit has written policies and procedures that
    guide the operations of the unit.

       3.1 The cover page and table of contents for the
        documents that contain codified policies and procedures for
        the unit’s operations, including policies and procedures
        pertaining to its candidates.




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Precondition #4
The Conceptual Framework
   It is the only precondition reviewed by the Annual Report
    and Preconditions Audit Committee. Therefore, it should
    be a self-contained document that includes everything the
    committee needs for review.

   Precondition 4 should not be thought of as five separate
    documents but as ONE conceptual framework that
    addresses each of the five elements.




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The Conceptual Framework

   Refer to the Checklist for Submission of Conceptual Frameworks
    available on the NCATE website.

   Conceptual frameworks should not exceed 40 pages, including
    tables and appendices.

   Deadlines for submitting conceptual frameworks are February 1
    and September 15 (September 17, 2007).




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Precondition # 4:
   The unit has a well developed conceptual framework
    that establishes the shared vision for a unit’s efforts
    in preparing educators to work in P–12 schools and
    provides direction for programs, courses, teaching,
    candidate performance, scholarship, service, and unit
    accountability, performance, scholarship, service,
    and unit accountability.




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Conceptual Framework Elements:

 1. The vision and mission of the institution and
    unit.
 2. The unit’s philosophy, purposes, and goals.
 3. Knowledge bases…
 4. Candidate proficiencies aligned with …
    standards
 5. A description of the system by which the
    candidate proficiencies in Element 4 are
    regularly assessed.


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Preconditions #4 and #5

   Beginning in fall 2008 Precondition #5 will be
    including in Element 5 of the conceptual framework.
   Until then units have the option to include a
    description of their full assessment system in
    precondition #4.
   The new element statement will read:
    Element 5: A description of the unit’s system for evaluating its
    operations, the quality of its offerings, the performance of
    candidates on proficiencies described in Element 4, and the
    effectiveness of its graduates.




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Precondition # 5:

   The unit regularly monitors and evaluates its
    operations, the quality of its offerings, the
    performance of candidates, and the effectiveness of
    its graduates.

       5.1 A description of the unit’s system for evaluating
        its operations, the quality of its offerings, the
        performance of candidates, and the effectiveness
        of its graduates.




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Precondition #6: The unit has published criteria for admission to and
exit from all initial teacher preparation and advanced programs and
can provide summary reports of candidate performance.

   6.1 A photocopy of published documentation (e.g., from a
    catalog, student teaching handbook, application form, or web
    page) listing the basic requirements for entry to, retention in, and
    completion of professional education programs offered by the
    institution, including any nontraditional/alternative and off-campus
    programs.
   6.2 A brief summary of candidate performance on assessments
    conducted for admission into programs and exit from them. This
    summary should include (a) the portion of Title II documentation
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    related to candidate admission and completion that was prepared
    for the state and (b) compilation of results on the unit’s own
    assessments.



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Precondition #7. The unit’s programs are approved by the appropriate state
agency or agencies, and, in states with educator licensing examinations and
required pass rates, the unit’s summary pass rate meets or exceeds the
required state pass rate.


   7.1 The most recent state approval letters…
   7.2     Documentation submitted to the state for Title II,
    indicating that the unit's summary pass rate on state
    licensure examinations meets or exceeds the required
    state pass rate. If the required state pass rate is not
    evident on this documentation, it should be provided on a
    separate page. (This provision does not apply to units in
    states without examination requirements or required pass
    rates for licensure.)



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            Precondition # 8:
If the institution is located in a non-partner state or in a
partner state that requires the submission of program reports
for national review through NCATE, the unit has submitted
program reports for each program for which NCATE has
approved program standards.

 8.1 A list of program reports that will be submitted or have
been submitted to NCATE




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Precondition # 9:

    The institution is accredited, without probation or an
    equivalent status, by the appropriate institutional
    accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department
    of Education.

   9.1 Current accreditation letter and/or report that
    indicates institutional accreditation status.




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Timeline




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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   Two years prior to visit
    The institution submits the “Intent to Seek
    First NCATE Accreditation form to NCATE.
   Three semesters prior to visit (February 1 or
    September 15)
    The institution submits preconditions to
    NCATE.



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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   One year prior to visit
    The unit submits the “Date Preference
    Request,” indicating the proposed dates for
    the NCATE on-site visit.
   Seven to eight months prior to visit (by
    February 1 or July 1)
    If programs were submitted for national
    review, NCATE notifies the institution of the
    availability of the national recognition reports
    for programs.
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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   The semester prior to visit (by April 15 or
    September 15)
    The institution submits to NCATE revised
    program reports responding to concerns
    raised in the national recognition reports.
    (Note: submission is optional.)




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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   Six months prior to visit
    The institution publishes an announcement of
    the upcoming visit in local news media to
    invite third-party testimony.
    NCATE sends a final preconditions report to
    the institution. (This may occur earlier if all
    preconditions are met sooner. If all
    preconditions are not met, a visit cannot take
    place.)
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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   Five to six months prior to visit
    NCATE sends to the institution the name and
    address of the assigned BOE team chair who
    will conduct the on-site review.
   Two to four months prior to visit
    NCATE sends to the institution the names
    and addresses of the assigned BOE team
    members who will conduct the on-site review.

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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   Two to three months prior to visit
    NCATE sends third-party testimony to the
    institution for comment and to the BOE chair.
   Beginning of semester of the visit (by
    February 1 or July 1)
    If revised program reports were submitted for
    national review on April 15 or September 15,
    NCATE notifies the institution of the
    availability of the national recognition reports
    for programs.
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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   60 days prior to the visit
    The institution submits its institutional report
    (IR) and catalogs electronically to NCATE.
    The institution should send both an electronic
    and printed copy of the IR to each BOE team
    member, state team members, the state
    consultant, and NEA and AFT
    representatives. A link to the web-based
    college catalogs should be sent to team
    members.

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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   30-60 days prior to visit
    The team chair, state chair, and state
    consultant visit the campus for the previsit.
   Date of visit
    NCATE BOE team and state team (in most
    partner states) visit the campus.
   30 days after visit
    The BOE team chair submits the BOE report
    electronically to NCATE.

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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   30 days after the institution has received the
    BOE team report
    The institution submits the institutional rejoinder
    electronically to NCATE. (“How to Prepare a
    Rejoinder That Will Make a Difference” is
    included in the Handbook for Accreditation
    Visits.
   Within 30 days after receipt of the rejoinder
    If the unit rejoined any of the findings in the BOE
    report, the BOE team chair has the opportunity
    to submit a response to the rejoinder.

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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   October or March/April
    The Unit Accreditation Board renders an
    accreditation decision.
   Within two weeks after the UAB meeting
    NCATE mails an action letter (and, for
    provisional accreditation or denial, a report of
    the accreditation decision) to the chief executive
    officer of the institution, the unit head, and the
    state agency if the institution is located in a
    partnership state.

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Timeline for First Accreditation Visits

   One month after accreditation decision has
    been received by the institution
    Unless a decision is being appealed, NCATE
    mails public disclosure notices to the state
    education agency, NEA and AFT state
    affiliates, and state school boards
    association.



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