News and Updates
National Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Clinical Preparation Calls for 'Transformation' of Teacher Education (November 2010)
NCATE intiative to improve clinical practice and collaboration between programs and K-12 schools aims to "turn schools upside down". Education Secretary Arne Duncan had high praise for the work of the panel. See his comments
at the NCATE website. Read the entire report
. Eight states have committed to implement the teacher education transformation recommendationis. See the Press Release
Become Familiar with CAEP (October 2010)
On October 22, 2010, the boards of the National Council for Accreditation or Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) unanimously agreed to create a new accrediting organization to consolidate the work of TEAC and NCATE. Find out more about this new organization, how it will affect teacher education and accreditation....Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The 2008 National PETE Standards are now in use (Updated: April 2010)
Beginning Fall 2010, all programs submitting new program reports must focus their assessments on meeting the elements and standards of the 2008 National PETE Standards, National Standards & Guidelines for Physical Education Teacher Education, (2009).
New Options for Program Review (Updated Spring 2010)
New Options for Program Review (for more information on each of these options, see "New Options for Program Review").
Changes have been made in the way programs can document meeting SPA standards. There are now 4 options available.
- Option A: the process that has been in place since 2004, requiring 6-8 assessments
- Option B: an option that provides faculty more flexibility in selecting assessments
- Option C: available to programs that, during their previous review cycle, were recognized using the 6 to 8 key assessment model. If programs meet these criteria, the documentation required for the current review could be significantly reduced.
- Option D: permits an institution to conduct validity and reliability studies of its assessments in lieu of other program report evidence requirements. Programs must have prior approval from NCATE if they want to use this option.
2001 Standards being phased out (Updated: April 2010)
No new program reports will be accepted focused on meeting the ten 2001 Initial Standards or the nine 2001 Advanced Standards. For the next few cycles, NASPE will continue to review the conditional responses and revised reports from original reports submitted before Fall 2010.
NCATE No Longer Requires Program Reports for PETE Advanced Standards.
(Updated: October 2009, effective Spring 2010)
Post-initial licensure Masters programs in physical education are no longer required by NCATE to submit a program report addressing the NASPE Advanced PETE Standards. However, a Masters program may submit a program report to NCATE via AIMS based on the Advanced Standards and NASPE is prepared to review it and make an appropriate National Recognition decision.
Change in Data Policy (Updated: October 2009, effective Spring 2010)
The SASB significantly reduced the amount of data required for full national recognition. Prior to Spring 2010, NCATE required three years of data. The new policy is as follows: For full recognition, programs will be required to submit data that represent two applications of the assessment. That is, the assessment must be given and data collected at least two times. If an assessment is in a class that is offered every semester, then the two applications could be satisfied in one academic year. If the assessment is in a class that is offered once per year, then the two applications would take two academic years. For revised and response to conditions reports, data from one application of the assessment would be required for full recognition.