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Report
Educator Certification Assessment
Program
Anne Marie Fenton
[email protected]
December 1, 2008
Assessment Program
Agenda
I.
GACE
II.
Title II (not Title IIA)
III. Higher Education Act Reauthorization
www.gace.nesinc.com
GACE
Program Purpose:
• to assess the knowledge and skills of
prospective Georgia public school educators;
• helps the PSC meet its goal of ensuring that
candidates have the knowledge and skills
needed to perform the job of an educator in
Georgia public schools;
• aligned with state and national standards for
educator preparation and with state standards
for the P–12 student curriculum (Georgia
Performance Standards).
GACE
Program Benefits
–
Aligned with Georgia Standards
–
Created by diverse representation of educators
across Georgia who are experts in their
respective fields
–
No Georgia Tax Dollars
–
Ensure Educator Quality
GACE
Test Participation
•
•
•
Georgia Educator Certification Only
Applying for Program Admission
Out-of-state Certification Applications
Latest on GACE
2008-2009 GACE Schedule
August 23
October 25
January 10
March 28
May 9*
June 13
July 18*
August 27
GACE
Computer Skill Competency Assessment
The GACE Computer Skill Competency
Assessment is not designed to replace
instruction in the integration of technology to
meet the PSC/NCATE standards for educator
preparation program approval. Although
program providers may choose to use the
GACE CSC Assessment as a tool for
assessing candidates' technology skills,
providers must not rely on the GACE CSC
Assessment alone in preparing educators.
www.georgiastandards.org
GACE
Enhancements:
•
Examinees must select a provider code indicating who will
receive data (no longer voluntary; can indicate N/A)
•
Added two supplemental administrations (Basic Skills and
Early Childhood Education)
•
CSC offered at all ETCs
•
Enhanced Registration Bulletin and Web Resources on ES
website (www.gace.nesinc.com)
•
Enhanced website at www.gapsc.com
•
Enhanced Communication (Latest on GACE)
GACE
Enhancements (cont):
•
Annual Program Provider Summary Reports
•
Virtual “GoToMeeting” series on GACE Data and
Faculty Resources
•
Assessment Data Advisory Panel
GACE
Upcoming Enhancements:
•
GACE for Interpreters
•
Quick Reference for all GACE Assessments by
Approved Preparation Program
•
Quick Reference for GACE and HQT (Reading;
ESL; Gifted; etc.)
•
Enhanced website at www.gapsc.com
•
Continued Communication (Assessment
Updates;Latest on GACE)
“Latest on GACE”
Communication
e-list
Assessment Program
Title II
(not Title IIA)
Accountability
Title II/Program Completer Process
PAAR
Title II
(Program Completer) Data
Annual
Title II
Pass Rate Report
Annual
Program Provider
Summary Reports
Title II/Program Completer Process
11-15-08
Deadline for Data Submission
12-31-08
•Release of Preliminary Title II Pass Rate Reports
(www.educationreports.net)
•Release of Provider’s Data Worksheet for Review
(www.gapsc.org)
2-2-09
Providers submit corrected data worksheets (final)
Title II/Program Completer Process
4-1-09
Annual Title II Pass Rate Reports Available
(www.educationreports.net)
5-1-09
Annual Program Provider Summary Reports
(www.educationreports.net)
Title II/Program Completer Process
Enhancements:
•
Streamlined the Title II/Program Completer
Process so that providers verify their program
completer data in the same format in which it
was submitted (www.gapsc.org)
•
Established and published a Title II Program
Completer Process Schedule (advanced notice)
•
Defined and published explanatory notes
directly on Annual Title II Reports
Title II/Program Completer Process
Enhancements (cont):
•
Enhanced Annual Summary Reports included:
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Report #1: Test Data by Subarea and
Objective/Statewide Averages
Report #2: Aggregate Data by Test and Assessment;
Report #3: Aggregate Summary of all Programs;
Report #4: Three Year Archival Record;
Explanatory notes and footnotes
•
Moved availability of Summary Reports up from
late August to May 1st;
•
Will provide Summary Reports for all programs
not just those for initial certification (Title II), and
regardless of how many completers.
Title II/Program Completer Process
Enhancements (cont):
•
GACE Data and Faculty Resources web pages
(www.gace.nesinc.com)
•
GACE Data and Faculty Resources Virtual
“GoToMeetings”
•
Virtual Meeting Surveys
Title II/Program Completer Process
Ongoing Emphasis:
•
Work Collaboratively on Data Notification and
Communication
•
Provide Customer Service Support and Helpful
Resources to Ensure Consistent, Accurate, and
Timely Reporting and Verification of Program
Completer Data
•
Commitment to Program Enhancements based on
Providers’ Needs
www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/
EducatorAccountability/
Title II/Program Completer Process
Questions/Assistance?
For questions about PAAR
[email protected]
Program Completer Data or File Uploads
[email protected]
Title II/Program Completer Process & Reports
[email protected]
HEOA
Higher Education Act Reauthorization
2008
HEOA – Title II
Teacher Quality Enhancement
I.
II.
III.
IV.
V.
VI.
VII.
VIII.
IX.
Teacher Quality Partnership Grants Accountability for
Programs that Prepare Teachers
Teacher Development
State Functions
Release of Info to Teacher Preparation Programs
Preparing Teachers For Digital Age Learners
Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence
Teacher to Reach Grants
Adjunct Teacher Corps
Graduate Fellowships to Prepare Faculty in High-Need
Areas in Colleges of Education
From Table of Contents of AACTE’s “Summary of the Higher
Education Opportunity Act (HEOA, P.L. 110-315), Sept. 2008,
available at www.aacte.org
HEOA – Title II
The newly signed Higher Education Opportunity
Act (HEOA) became law in August and will
have implications for your educator
preparation programs and for those
providers that report pass rates for Title II
(not Title IIA) reporting.
We have been advised by Westat, to whom we
report Title II, to expect changes, but to
make no changes to data collection
systems yet.
HEOA – Title II
HEOA, in part, addresses the Teacher Quality
Enhancements, which focus on
accountability for programs that prepare
teachers; teacher development; state
functions; preparing teachers for digital
age learners; as well as specific grants
such as Adjunct Teacher Corps and
Graduate Fellowships for High-Need
Areas, and more.
HEOA – Title II
With HEOA, there is an increased focus
on partnerships; setting annual
quantifiable goals to increase the
number of teachers in math, science,
special education, ELL, and other
shortage areas; preparation in
instructing students with disabilities
and in teaching in urban and rural
areas; as well as others.
HEOA – Title II
The full text of HEOA and an overview of the
complete HEOA legislation in the form of a
report to Congress are available at
www.ccsso.org/content
A concise summary of provisions of HEOA that
affect educator preparation programs (Title
II) is located at
www.aacte.org
HEOA
New fines for Inaccurate
or Non-reporting
$27,500
Contact Information
Anne Marie Fenton
Educator Preparation Division, PSC
[email protected]
404-232-2654
Assessment Program
Agenda
I.
GACE
II.
Title II (not Title IIA)
III. Higher Education Act Reauthorization
Mission:
To build the best prepared, best
qualified, and most ethical
education workforce in the nation.

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