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How Does ETS Assist Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) With Adoption of Performance Assessments?

ETS collaborates with states and EPPs to help determine which assessments best suit their program completion and licensure needs. While each educator preparation program may follow its own specific process and regulations, the following is meant to provide a general overview of the process.

ETS begins by working with the EPPs to identify their needs. Considerations that may be discussed include:

  • the standards for the licensure area
  • the aspects of the standards that need to be tested (e.g., content or pedagogy)
  • whether the assessment would be used for licensure or program completion

The state, in consultation with ETS, determines its requirements, including when the performance assessment and passing score will become effective and what needs to be done within that timeframe.

ETS conducts various webinars and/or face-to-face meetings to assist the state in informing all stakeholders of how the assessment will be implemented at the EPP level.

Once the EPP determines what is required and when, it announces the new assessment requirements, effective date and passing score to all stakeholders. ETS provides ongoing support to faculty to ensure ease of implementation.

Contact us today to learn more about the assessment and to begin the adoption process.

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