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Update on Chapter 9 Regulatory Proposal (6-3-15)

Since the initial proposal to update teacher preparation and certification requirements on February 4, 2015, Department staff members have met with several groups and individuals to hear stakeholder feedback. Following the May 6 publication of potential changes resulting from outreach efforts and the related public testimony on May 20, the Department on June 3 presented to the State Board of Education an updated regulatory package at proposal level. The following resources provide more information and have been updated to reflect changes based on feedback from February 4 – June 3:

Performance Assessment Request for Qualifications Announcement

The Department released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Teacher Performance Assessment (available here) on July 21st. All bidders will be required to submit final proposals by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on October 16, 2015, for consideration for approval.  The Department reserves the right to modify these dates, as needed.

Other Sources of Information

In addition, we launched the Educator Preparation Provider Annual Reports to provide a snapshot of performance data, including information on teacher certification area and employment, placement, retention, and evaluation outcomes for EPP graduates.