In case you missed it. The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education “applauded” the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for “adopting” new standards that will hold teacher education programs accountable for the invalid high stakes test score gains or losses of children even though these scores are really a measure of a child’s socio-economic situation.
(September 3, 2013, Washington, D.C.) – The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) applauds the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Board of Directors upon its adoption of historic and ambitious national accreditation standards for educator preparation.
AACTE member representatives and other critical stakeholders concerned with quality educator preparation were engaged in each step of drafting and approving the standards. While proposed standards prompted debate, the process culminated in the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting presenting the board with consensus recommendations that will challenge providers to use quality evidence in new ways.
So there you have it. We will use “quality evidence in new ways.”
Why not just say it?
Teacher education institutions will now be ranked by the same crappy science (VAMs) used in teacher evaluations.
I’m just about finished because “in the end” it just doesn’t matter anymore!