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Getting Ready for Teacher Preparation Regulations. NAICUSE Summer Meeting Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Hotel del Coronado San Diego, CA. Basic DC Views of Teacher Prep. Negative perception of teacher programs is not new Not going to blame teachers, but programs - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Getting Ready for Teacher Preparation Regulations</p> <p>Getting Ready for Teacher Preparation RegulationsNAICUSE Summer MeetingWednesday, August 1, 2012Hotel del CoronadoSan Diego, CA1Basic DC Views of Teacher PrepNegative perception of teacher programs is not new</p> <p>Not going to blame teachers, but programs </p> <p>No recognition of improvements in the field</p> <p>Alternative routes are better</p> <p>Think tanks have better accountability proposals</p> <p>I want to set the stage with a big picture overview of the environment</p> <p>Congressional Bipartisan negative perception of teacher prep programs is not new</p> <p>Administration not going to blame teachers, but programs -- Duncan has said no bad programs ever closed Cynical: Questionable timing with NEA endorsement of Obama in September and the need campaign field workers</p> <p>Neither recognizes improvements in the field</p> <p>Both think alternative routes are better: Ds and Rs like TFA, Denver Residency Program, etc. but dont realize higher ed does the majority of alternative routes</p> <p>Think tanks have better accountability proposals Gates, Lumina, Ed Trust, etc.</p> <p>2NCLB/ESEA DelayCongressional inaction on ESEA reauthorizationHouse committeeSenate committee</p> <p>Administration MO to legislate through regulatory process House has written and passed three bills</p> <p>Senate committee has passed a bipartisan bill, but hasnt brought it to the floor because the threat of 100s of amendments.</p> <p>Congress is stalled in its work on reauthorizing ESEA, so the Administration sees the regs as part of its We Cant Wait [for Congress] agenda</p> <p>3K-12 Reform Meets Higher Ed2009 Stimulus bill got feds more into state policyRace to the TopMOEState longitudinal databases</p> <p>K-12 reform model applied to higher education:Data-driven systemNational standards at state level Outcomes based quality</p> <p>States as federal agents of change </p> <p>50-state pilot</p> <p>Policy environment</p> <p>Stimulus bill first big push on state-federal issues with Race to the Top money forcing states to change laws and set up databases to be eligible; MOE provisions for states to use federal stimulus money for education programs.</p> <p>Now hitting higher education through our Teacher Preparation programs. </p> <p>42012 Negotiated RulemakingTitle II Report Cards and TEACH Grants</p> <p>No consensus</p> <p>Anticipate NPRM this summer? This calendar year?</p> <p>NAICU represented at the table</p> <p>Practitioners v. reformers 3 sessions January, February, April</p> <p>54 Major ConcernsValue-added" assessments</p> <p>Federally-mandated state criteria for teacher program assessment</p> <p>Rating programs based on the federally-mandated state criteria</p> <p>Precedent setting link between student aid eligibility and program qualityUsing the unproven "value-added method" to assess teacher preparation programs based on student outcomes on standardized test. Requiring federally-mandated state criteria for teacher program assessmentRating teacher preparation programs based on the federally-mandated state criteriaThe precedent setting-move of linking student aid eligibility to program quality, as the proposal to link Title II state program accountability with TEACH Grants would do.</p> <p>6WeedsNew Part Title II Reporting612.4 State Report Card RequirementsUsing a state report card prescribed by the Secretary, states must report on the quality of all approved teacher preparation programs. States must make meaningful differentiation in teacher preparation performance using at least four performance levels: low-performing, at-risk, effective and exceptional, based on the indicators in 612.5 including a significant part, student learning outcomes. Effective or exceptional can only be with satisfactory or higher student learning outcomes.612.5 Indicators: provide disaggregated data on academic content knowledge and teaching skills must include at a minimum:- student learning outcomes- employment outcomes- survey outcomes- assurance of specialized accreditation or state approval that the program provides quality clinical preparation; content and pedagogical knowledge; rigorous entry and exit qualifications; and student survey results.New Title IV TEACH Grant language 686.2TEACH Grants are available to high quality teacher preparation programs, which is an effective or exceptional program based on the states analysis of the criteria in 612.5.This is the nugget of the language that raises all our concerns.</p> <p>Federal mandate for state to evaluate qualityRating programsBased on student achievement data from NCLB standardized testFederally-mandated indicatorsStops short of naming CAEP (NCATE+TEAC) as the one specialized accreditorLinks Title IV need-based aid to program quality evaluation</p> <p>Everything in blue has a long controversial definition in the regs7Proposed Link Among TEACH Grants, State Report Card Ratings and Title IV Eligibility*Low-performing is defined in law, solely by the state. Proposed regs provide a federal definition. LawRegulationBoth8Why this makes us nervousPrecedent setting for federal funding and regulation</p> <p>Shift away from need-based to quality-based federal student aidAdministrations Campus-Based Aid Proposal</p> <p>Creep into other program areas</p> <p>Accreditation as tool of government oversight rather than self-regulation</p> <p>Frames next HEA reauthorization</p> <p>Administrations Campus-Based Aid Proposal: shift aid away from colleges that fail to keep net tuition down, and . . . reward colleges that set responsible tuition policy; provide a good value; and serve low-income students well</p> <p>Redistribute funds based on institutional treatment of Pell Grant recipients (support services, graduation rates; provide a good value = program quality meets gainful employment. </p> <p>Accreditation: NCATE and TEAC have combined to create CAEP; Jim Cibulka and Frank Murray had seats at the negotiating table; supposedly CAEP is up in front of NCIQI soon.</p> <p>Teacher prep regs and Campus-based proposal hint at Administrations views for next HEA reauthorization. House Dems have indicated this is the type of view they might take in the next HEA.9What were forAccountability based on valid and reliable research</p> <p>Evaluations made using multiple measures</p> <p>No high stakes consequences before measures proven valid</p> <p>Data for improvement purposes</p> <p>All programs should be held to the same standards </p> <p>State responsibility, not federal mandateNAICU and AACTE Higher Education Task Force members all agree to these all presidentials except AACC, plus AJCU, CCCU, NAFEO and UNCF interest.10NAICU Action PlanNAICU Teacher Prep List Serve</p> <p>NAICU membership heads up on NPRM</p> <p>Higher Ed Task Force on Teacher Prep with AACTE</p> <p>Hill visits with education committee staff</p> <p>Legislative alternativesNAICU listserv started in January, keeping presidents and deans up to date</p> <p>NAICU heads up on June 13</p> <p>NAICU Letter to Sec. Duncan on July 20, outlining concerns and what were for 24 state associations and 13 secretariat organizations signed on.</p> <p>Higher Ed Task Force the last few years. Now doing group Hill visits</p> <p>Sen. Jack Reed working on bill that would reauthorize Title II HEA, and deal with quality and accountability through the legislative process, rather than regulatory fiat. Weve been involved in drafting includes evaluations based on multiple measures which may include student learning outcome data where available; new teacher performance evaluations; teacher residency programs; descriptions of outcome data available before mandating use; description of capacity of state longitudinal database</p> <p>Hasnt been introduced because of no GOP co-sponsor. House Dem interest also</p> <p>Working to get language in FY 2013 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill prohibiting the use of funds to impose the regulations11How NAICUSE Can HelpShare your state storyLocal Press and national op-edsCongressional delegation</p> <p>Share your good examples with NAICU State reformsImprovements and reforms at your collegesPrivates working with LEAsSelf-regulation (state approval process; accreditation; internal program review, etc.)12Questions? 13</p>