Teams collect evidence to come to judgments in four areas:
Quality of Selection Addresses the program’s responsibility to select candidates that show potential to become successful teachers.
Quality of Content Knowledge and Teaching Methods Focuses on how well the program ensures teacher candidates acquire content knowledge and key teaching methods and skills needed to be an effective educator.
Quality of Clinical Placement, Feedback, and Candidate Performance Analyzes the key elements of the final clinical experience in which candidates must apply the knowledge acquired through the program.
Quality of Program Performance Management Examines whether and how program leadership—at all levels—utilize data to continually improve the quality of teacher preparation and outcomes for all teacher candidates.