Elizabeth City State University U-STEP Council Presentation

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Educator Preparation Updates to ECSU's U-STEP Council on university-school partnerships and licensure changes.

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Elizabeth City State University U-STEP Council Presentation

  1. 1. Educator Preparation Updates April 15, 2014 Presented by: Dr. Rachel A. McBroom, Director, Educator Preparation NCDPI http://ihe.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/
  2. 2. Agenda 1. University-School Partnerships 2. Licensure Testing Changes – Praxis I/Core Academic Skills for Educators – Praxis II & Foundations of Reading & General Curriculum for NC 3. Licensure Renewal Changes
  3. 3. UNIVERSITY-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
  4. 4. University-School Partnerships PK-12 Education College/ University Educator Preparation 4
  5. 5. Strengths of NC’s Educator Preparation Programs • Alignment between pre-service and in- service professional standards and evaluation rubrics 5
  6. 6. Strengths of NC’s Educator Preparation Programs • In 2008, NC SBE remodeling (revisioning) efforts lead the state away from an input model to output based model of assessing ed prep programs. • Electronic evidences require authentic assessments of candidates. 6
  7. 7. Strengths of NC’s Educator Preparation Programs • NC is one of a few states in the nation linking K-12 student achievement/growth data to beginning educator’s preparation programs. • UNC General Administration’s Teacher Portal Analysis • NCDPI's Educator Preparation Report Cards 7
  8. 8. If presented with a low cost opportunity to replicate the efforts of your district’s/school’s most effective teachers/administrators, would you do it? 8
  9. 9. University-School Partnerships PK-12 Education College/ University Educator Preparation 9
  10. 10. LICENSURE TESTING CHANGES
  11. 11. PRAXIS I TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM ADMISSION
  12. 12. Praxis I • June 2013 - SBE adopted Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators to replace Praxis I PPST for teacher education admission. • 2013-14 - Transition Year IHEs can accept either • Praxis I PPST or • Praxis Core
  13. 13. Praxis I/Praxis Core Passing Scores
  14. 14. SAT & ACT Exemptions SAT • 1100 (combined Math & Verbal) is exempt from all Praxis I/Core requirements • 550 on Math is exempt from Praxis I/Core Math • 550 on Verbal is exempt from Praxis I/Core Reading and Writing ACT • 24 (composite score) is exempt from all Praxis I/Core requirements • 24 on the Math is exempt from Praxis I/Core Math • 24 on English is exempt from Praxis I/Core Reading and Writing
  15. 15. PRAXIS II LICENSURE EXAMS
  16. 16. Licensure Exam Requirements • Effective July 1, 2014, all IHE program completers (in-state and out-of-state) recommended for the initial license must take the SBE approved licensure exam for the recommended teaching area. • Individuals recommended for multiple initial license areas on Form V must test in each licensure area. • Applicant may test in one area, apply, receive the tested license area, and then add other areas later by 24 semester hour policy. 16
  17. 17. Licensure Exam Requirements • Passing the licensure exam is required to convert from Standard Professional I to Standard Professional II license. • NCGS 115C-296 allows the initial license applicant to be licensed in middle, secondary, and K-12 areas without passing the test prior to the IHE licensure recommendation • Failing scores should be sent in with the Form V to show the test has been attempted. • This does not apply to licensure in Elementary and Special Education. 17
  18. 18. FOUNDATIONS OF READING AND GENERAL CURRICULUM FOR NC LICENSURE EXAMS
  19. 19. Foundations of Reading & General Curriculum for NC Exams • Effective October 1, 2014, – IHE Program/Licensure Completers must pass the exams to be recommended for Elementary (K-6) &/or Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12) licenses. – Out of state teachers must also pass the exam if applying for a NC license in those areas. • < 3 years experience must pass before being licensed. • > 3 years experience will have 1 year to teach while meeting the testing requirement.
  20. 20. Foundations of Reading & General Curriculum for NC Exams Elementary Education •Reading Foundations for NC •General Curriculum for NC (Math and Multi-Subjects subtests) Special Education: General Curriculum •Reading Foundations for NC •General Curriculum for NC (Math and Multi-Subjects subtests) •PRAXIS 0543 Special Education
  21. 21. Rationale for Changing Licensure Exams • Importance of ensuring strong foundational skills in math and reading in grades K-5. • Rigorous teacher preparation needed to support statewide initiatives to improve K-5 student achievement.
  22. 22. SBE Response • Why look to Massachusetts? – a strong record of K-6 student achievement and continuous improvement. – MA Department of Education identified MTEL licensure exams as the essential element for improving student achievement • Pearson Evaluation Systems will administer the modified versions of MTEL, now referred to as Foundations of Reading for NC and General Curriculum for NC .
  23. 23. Foundations of Reading & General Curriculum for NC Exams • Study materials and registration available at http://www.nc.nesinc.com/ • Standard setting to occur June 2014
  24. 24. Standard Setting Process Update Actions Proposed Date Recruitment of potential panel members March 2014 Selection & notification of panel members May – early June 2014 Standard Setting Conference June 24-25, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) Present recommended passing scores to SBE August 2014
  25. 25. LICENSURE RENEWAL CHANGES
  26. 26. Licensure Renewal License Expiration Renewal Requirement In 5th Year of Cycle - License Expires June 30, 2014 7.5 CEUs – Current Requirements http://www.ncpublicschools.org/licensure/update In 4th Year of Cycle - License Expires June 30, 2015 7.5 CEUs – Current Requirements http://www.ncpublicschools.org/licensure/update Everyone Else’s License Expiring June 30, 2016 or Later K-8 Licensure Area – 8 CEUs 3 Content 3 Literacy 2 General All Other Educators – 8 CEUs 3 Content 5 General Everyone Else Renewal Date of June 30, 2017 or Later Will include Digital Teaching & Learning Requirements 26
  27. 27. Questions
  28. 28. Contact Info Rachel McBroom, Ph.D. Director, Educator Preparation rachel.mcbroom@dpi.nc.gov

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