Standards for Colorado Teachers and Program Performance Matrix
ELEMENTARY PROFESSIONAL TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM ASSESSMENT PLAN
The outcomes expected of candidates delineated in the Elementary PTEP conceptual framework and in the Performance-Based Standards for Colorado Teachers represent the primary basis for targeting program assessment and evaluation procedures. Evaluation strategies for the program are largely performance-based and involve a diverse range of evaluative approaches including portfolio assessments, critically self-reflective journals, formal tests, performance checklists, audio and video performance analyses, and teacher work sample assessments. The matrix delineates when and how teacher candidates demonstrate various levels of performance of the forty-five standard elements. Assessment of candidates' performance is a responsibility shared by university faculty and partner teachers alike. The goal of the program's assessment and evaluation efforts is to advance the mission of the program by providing information on an ongoing basis that can be used to measure and mediate the effectiveness of candidate performance and program viability. Access the Matrix here (PDF).