Decorating for NCATE
The report from our recent accreditation visit indicated that the unit has an emerging framework for an assessment system that collects data at necessary transition points. However, the report also suggests that the unit does not analyze that data in an effective way to conduct meaningful program change. The events that led to this discovery (and the actions that have been taken since) have provided important lessons learned for our institution that relate to continuous program improvement and the accreditation process itself. This chapter details those events and lessons learned.
Richard D. Osguthorpe and Jennifer L. Snow-Gerono. "Decorating for NCATE" Tensions in Teacher Preparation : Accountability, Assessment, and Accreditation. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010.