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22 Pa. Code § 354.32. Monitoring and assessment.

§ 354.32. Monitoring and assessment.

 (a)  The preparing institution shall have a program that systematically monitors and assesses the progress of candidates and confirms that they receive academic and professional counseling and advice from the time of admission through completion of their professional education program. The evidence that this standard is met includes the following:

   (1)  The progress of candidates at different stages of the program shall be monitored through performance-based assessments, which shall stipulate the level of competence required to ensure success in the following skill dimensions:

     (i)   Content mastery.

     (ii)   Planning.

     (iii)   Classroom management.

     (iv)   Organization.

     (v)   Monitoring student progress.

     (vi)   Leadership.

     (vii)   Sensitivity to students’ needs.

     (viii)   Problem analysis.

     (ix)   Strategic and tactical decision making.

     (x)   Oral and written communication and presentation.

     (xi)   Professional standards and practice.

     (xii)   Mastery of instructional technology.

   (2)  Assessment of candidates’ progress shall be based on multiple data sources that include the following:

     (i)   Grade point average.

     (ii)   Observations of field experience, student teaching, internship and clinical experience performance.

     (iii)   Candidates’ use of various instructional strategies and technologies.

     (iv)   Faculty recommendations.

     (v)   Demonstrated competence in academic and professional educator coursework—for example, portfolios, performance assessments, research and concept papers.

     (vi)   Recommendations from cooperating professional educators involved in student teaching, internships and clinical experiences.

 (b)  Assessment data, as defined in subsection (a)(2), shall be used to advise candidates in future career planning.

 (c)  Criteria consistent with the purpose and mission of the professional educator program shall be used to determine eligibility for student teaching, internships and clinical experiences.

 (d)  The preparing institution shall, through publications and faculty advisement, provide candidates with clear information about institutional policies and requirements for:

   (1)  Completing their professional education programs.

   (2)  Satisfying certification requirements under Chapter 49 (relating to certification of professional personnel).

   (3)  Exploring job opportunities.

Cross References

   This section cited in 22 Pa. Code §  354.21 (relating to mission); and 22 Pa. Code §  354.25 (relating to preparation program curriculum).

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