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California’s Accreditation System: Providing Information about Your Intern Program. Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Spring Intern Director’s Meeting April 2010. Ensuring Educator Excellence. Representatives from Intern Programs.

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California’s Accreditation System: Providing Information about Your Intern Program

Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Spring Intern Director’s Meeting

April 2010

Ensuring Educator Excellence

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Representatives from Intern Programs

Carrie Ann Blackaller CSU Dominguez Hills (Red-Yr 4)

Edmundo Litton Loyola Marymount University (Yellow-Yr 6)

Laurel Ruddy Stanislaus COE (Yellow-Yr 6)

Jacqueline Regev Fortune School of Education (Blue-Yr 1)

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Accountability for Intern Programs

Common Standards— institution wide focus

Program Standards— MS, SS and Ed Sp

  • Intern Specific Requirements

  • MS/SS Standards: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

  • Ed Sp Standards: 1, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15

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Purposes of the Commission’s Accreditation System

  • Accountability-public and profession

  • Adherence to Standards

  • High quality preparation for educators

  • On-going program improvement

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Accreditation System

  • Ongoing Data Gathering & Analysis

  • Biennial Report

  • Program Assessment

  • Site Visit

  • Follow Up

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Data Collection and Analysis


  • Collect data

  • Analyze data

  • Decide if program modifications are needed

    Show how Intern Program does this!

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Biennial Reports

  • Focus on candidate outcomes and program effectiveness

  • Each program sponsor submits a report for each approved program that is offered that includes aggregated data, analysis, and program modification

  • Submitted after years 1, 3 and 5

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Impact of Biennial Reports at the Institution

  • Did your Intern Program complete a BR?

  • Did your BR present disaggregated data for the Intern program?

  • What was the impact of your intern program completing a Biennial Report?

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Program Assessment

  • Year 4 of cohort cycle

  • Focus on the adopted Program Standards

  • Thorough review of ALL approved preparation programs

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Program Assessment Document

  • Part I: Narrative, describing the program currently in place.

  • Part II: Current course syllabi

  • Part III: Assessments used to assure candidate competence and reported on in the BR

    • e.g. rubrics, training information, calibration activities.

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Program Assessment Review

  • Program assessment is a process; a professional dialogue

  • Reviewers look for a description of HOW the program meets the standards

  • Each component of the standard is reviewed for supporting evidence narrative.

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Impact of Program Assessment for the Intern Program

  • What was the process of getting the Program Assessment documentation together for the approved program?

  • Is the Intern Delivery model thoroughly described in the program document?

  • What was the impact of the feedback from the PA reviewers?

  • Have there been any program modifications based on reviewer feedback?

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Site Visit

  • Year 6

  • Team of trained Board of Institutional Reviewers individuals visit the institution

  • 3 ½ day visit—2 days of interviews

  • Make decisions on all Standards—Common and Program

  • Come to a consensus on an Accreditation Recommendation

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Impact of a Site Visit at the Institution

  • How have the Biennial Report or Program Assessment activities prepared or not prepared your institution for the site visit?

  • How do you ensure that your intern program is accurately presented during the site visit?

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Findings and Follow up

Year 7

  • Report on issues, concerns, questions or follow-up to the site visit


  • Address stipulations

    • If Major or Probationary Stipulations, may involve a re-visit, otherwise

    • Submitting documentation to CTC

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Impact of Follow-Up Activities at the Institution

  • What are some examples of the work after a site visit?