Elementary and Special Education
Preparation Programs
Collaborative Planning Session
2013 Fall IHE RESA Sessions
http://ih...
Today’s Agenda
• Overview Session

• Content Area Breakout Sessions
– Foundations of Reading (and Arts faculty)
– Math

– ...
Outcomes
Participants will be able to:
• explain the North Carolina State Board of Education policy
related to K-6 licensu...
Resources
• NCDPI Wiki Central http://wikicentral.ncdpi.wikispaces.net

• IHE Wiki – http://ihe.ncdpi.wikispaces.net
– Lic...
Why the changes?
•

To further ensure that teacher preparation programs remain current and reflect
a rigorous course of st...
Rationale for Changing Licensure
Exams
• Importance of ensuring strong foundational skills
in math and reading in grades K...
SBE Response
• Why look to Massachusetts?
– a strong record of K-6 student achievement and
continuous improvement.
– MA De...
NC Foundations of Reading and General
Curriculum Exams Workgroup
Dr. Chris Cain, Mars Hill College

Dr. Kristin Conradi, N...
New Licensure Exams
Effective July 1, 2014
Elementary Education

1. Reading Foundations for NC

2. General Curriculum for ...
Foundations of Reading & General
Curriculum for NC Exams
• Effective July 1, 2014,
– IHE Program/Licensure Completers must...
Foundations of Reading & General
Curriculum for NC Exams
• First administration April/May 2014
• Registration will open Fe...
Who, When & Why Questions
Foundations of Reading Test
Format & Fees
• Computerized test, unless candidate qualifies
for accommodations.
• 4 hour tes...
General Curriculum Test
Format & Fees
• Computerized test, unless candidate qualifies for
accommodations.
• Two sub-tests ...
General Curriculum Test
Format
Math Subtest

Multi-Subject Subtest

• 45 multiple choice &
1 open response

• 55 multiple ...
Resources
• Pearson’s Website for the NC Licensure
Exams http://www.nc.nesinc.com/
– Testing Frameworks
– Practice Tests
–...
Resources
• Pearson Session from the Greenville IHE Institute
was videoed and will be placed on the IHE Wiki.

• DPI is de...
How do I keep up with all of these
changes?
• IHE Wiki

• IHE Educator Preparation Listservs – see wiki to
subscribe
– Edu...
What, How Much & Where Can I Learn
More Questions
For more information contact…

Rachel A. McBroom, Ph.D.
Director of Educator Preparation
rachel.mcbroom@dpi.nc.gov
Tell us what you think…

Provide feedback at the end of today’s session
http://go.ncsu.edu/iheeventsurvey
MTEL Update
• Pearson will have a NC specific website ready by
late spring (April/May).

• Test objectives, practice tests...
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Overview of NCDPI's Fall 2013 IHE RESA Sessions on new Elementary & Special Education licensure exam requirements and Pre-Service Arts Integration.

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  • Adopted by the SBE in December 2012, effective July 1, 2014 the tests on the screen will be required for Elementary Education and Special Education: General Curriculum licenses. Out-of-state elementary & special education: gen curriculum teachers will also have to pass the test. If less than 3 years experience, they must pass the test prior to employment.If more than 3 years of experience, they can work for 1 year in NC while meeting the testing requirement.Lateral entry teachers who complete licensure requirements after July 1, 2014 will not be subjected to double testing. Their Praxis II scores will be accepted.
  • Fall/Winter 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates/completers are not impacted by this test. Only those who complete program/licensure requirements on/after July 1, 2014. For many IHEs the Fall/Winter 2014 graduates will be the first cohort to fall under this testing requirement.Passing scores will be determined in Summer 2014 with NC and MA data. Encourage candidates who will student teach in Fall 2014 to register for the first administration to ensure adequate NC data for the standard setting process.
  • Fall/Winter 2013 and Spring 2014 graduates/completers are not impacted by this test. Only those who complete program/licensure requirements on/after July 1, 2014. For many IHEs the Fall/Winter 2014 graduates will be the first cohort to fall under this testing requirement.Passing scores will be determined in Summer 2014 with NC and MA data. Encourage candidates who will student teach in Fall 2014 to register for the first administration to ensure adequate NC data for the standard setting process.
  • Test Make up and CostsReading Foundations is a 4 hour test with 100 multiple choice questions and 2 open response items. The test and registration fee total $155.General Curriculum for NC is comprised of 2 subtests – Math and Multi- Subject. The Math subtest is 45 multiple choice items and one open response. The Multi-Subject subtest is 55 multiple choice items related to language arts, history/social science, and science and technology/engineering and one open response item. The test and registration fee for the general curriculum exam is $155 for both subtests in the same session. An individual subtest can be taken for a cost of $105. The general curriculum test will take 4 hours to complete if taking both subtests in the same session.Praxis 0543 is not changing – it’s still a 2 hr test and costs $139.
  • Test Make up and CostsReading Foundations is a 4 hour test with 100 multiple choice questions and 2 open response items. The test and registration fee total $155.General Curriculum for NC is comprised of 2 subtests – Math and Multi- Subject. The Math subtest is 45 multiple choice items and one open response. The Multi-Subject subtest is 55 multiple choice items related to language arts, history/social science, and science and technology/engineering and one open response item. The test and registration fee for the general curriculum exam is $155 for both subtests in the same session. An individual subtest can be taken for a cost of $105. The general curriculum test will take 4 hours to complete if taking both subtests in the same session.Praxis 0543 is not changing – it’s still a 2 hr test and costs $139.
  • Test Make up and CostsReading Foundations is a 4 hour test with 100 multiple choice questions and 2 open response items. The test and registration fee total $155.General Curriculum for NC is comprised of 2 subtests – Math and Multi- Subject. The Math subtest is 45 multiple choice items and one open response. The Multi-Subject subtest is 55 multiple choice items related to language arts, history/social science, and science and technology/engineering and one open response item. The test and registration fee for the general curriculum exam is $155 for both subtests in the same session. An individual subtest can be taken for a cost of $105. The general curriculum test will take 4 hours to complete if taking both subtests in the same session.Praxis 0543 is not changing – it’s still a 2 hr test and costs $139.
  • IHE Fall 2013 RESA Sessions Overview

    1. 1. Elementary and Special Education Preparation Programs Collaborative Planning Session 2013 Fall IHE RESA Sessions http://ihe.ncdpi.wikispaces.net
    2. 2. Today’s Agenda • Overview Session • Content Area Breakout Sessions – Foundations of Reading (and Arts faculty) – Math – Multi- Subject (Science & Social Studies) • Lunch • NC Pre-Service Arts Integration Initiative
    3. 3. Outcomes Participants will be able to: • explain the North Carolina State Board of Education policy related to K-6 licensure exam requirements. • locate resources related to the licensure exams. • collaborate with other IHE faculty to ensure candidates are prepared for the new exams. • collaborate with other IHE faculty to ensure candidates are prepared to integrate arts across the curriculum as required by NC General Statute.
    4. 4. Resources • NCDPI Wiki Central http://wikicentral.ncdpi.wikispaces.net • IHE Wiki – http://ihe.ncdpi.wikispaces.net – Licensure Page
    5. 5. Why the changes? • To further ensure that teacher preparation programs remain current and reflect a rigorous course of study that is aligned to State and national standards, the State Board of Education, in consultation with the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina, shall ensure students preparing to teach in elementary schools (i) have adequate coursework in the teaching of reading and mathematics; (ii) are assessed prior to certification to determine that they possess the requisite knowledge in scientifically based reading and mathematics instruction that is aligned with the State Board's expectations; (iii) continue to receive preparation in applying formative and summative assessments within the school and classroom setting through technology-based assessment systems available in North Carolina schools that measure and predict expected student improvement; and (iv) are prepared to integrate arts education across the curriculum. North Carolina General Assembly Session Law 2012-77 (Senate Bill 724)
    6. 6. 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.
    7. 7. SBE Response • Why look to Massachusetts? – a strong record of K-6 student achievement and continuous improvement. – MA Department of Education identified licensure exams as the essential element for improving student achievement. • K-6 Licensure Task Force – reps from DPI Divisions (C&I, EC, Educator Preparation), IHE deans & faculty, & LEA staff
    8. 8. NC Foundations of Reading and General Curriculum Exams Workgroup Dr. Chris Cain, Mars Hill College Dr. Kristin Conradi, North Carolina State University Dr. Yolanda Dunston, NC Central University Dr. Chris Godwin, Campbell University Dr. Melissa Miller, UNC Chapel Hill Dr. Toni Parker, Meredith College Dr. Drew Polly, UNC Charlotte Dr. Karen Wixson, UNC Greensboro
    9. 9. New Licensure Exams Effective July 1, 2014 Elementary Education 1. Reading Foundations for NC 2. General Curriculum for NC (Math and Multi-Subjects subtests) Special Education: General Curriculum 1. Reading Foundations for NC 2. General Curriculum for NC (Math and Multi-Subjects subtests) 3. PRAXIS 0543 Special Education
    10. 10. Foundations of Reading & General Curriculum for NC Exams • Effective July 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.
    11. 11. Foundations of Reading & General Curriculum for NC Exams • First administration April/May 2014 • Registration will open February 2014 at http://www.nc.nesinc.com/ • Standard Setting and Item Validation will occur during Summer 2014 – with anticipated Passing Score Recommendation to SBE in August 2014.
    12. 12. Who, When & Why Questions
    13. 13. Foundations of Reading Test Format & Fees • Computerized test, unless candidate qualifies for accommodations. • 4 hour test • 100 multiple choice & 2 open response items • Cost $155
    14. 14. General Curriculum Test Format & Fees • Computerized test, unless candidate qualifies for accommodations. • Two sub-tests scored separately • 4 hours for both subtests in the same session. • Costs – $155 for both subtests in the same session – $105 for an individual subtest
    15. 15. General Curriculum Test Format Math Subtest Multi-Subject Subtest • 45 multiple choice & 1 open response • 55 multiple choice & one open response • Language arts, history/social science, and science & technology/engineering
    16. 16. Resources • Pearson’s Website for the NC Licensure Exams http://www.nc.nesinc.com/ – Testing Frameworks – Practice Tests – Registration – FAQs
    17. 17. Resources • Pearson Session from the Greenville IHE Institute was videoed and will be placed on the IHE Wiki. • DPI is developing an online module anticipated release in Spring 2014. • Spring 2014 RESA Sessions
    18. 18. How do I keep up with all of these changes? • IHE Wiki • IHE Educator Preparation Listservs – see wiki to subscribe – Education Deans – Ed Prep Administration – IHE Faculty • DPI’s Website & Webinars
    19. 19. What, How Much & Where Can I Learn More Questions
    20. 20. For more information contact… Rachel A. McBroom, Ph.D. Director of Educator Preparation rachel.mcbroom@dpi.nc.gov
    21. 21. Tell us what you think… Provide feedback at the end of today’s session http://go.ncsu.edu/iheeventsurvey
    22. 22. MTEL Update • Pearson will have a NC specific website ready by late spring (April/May). • Test objectives, practice tests, and faculty guides available at http://www.mtel.nesinc.com/index.asp • Guidance on Math Course preparation available at http://www.doe.mass.edu/mtel/MathGuidance.pdf

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