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Georgia Educator Preparation Reform
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Educator preparation in Georgia is changing to ensure teachers and principals are ready on day one of their careers. Today’s work environment expects more of students than ever before; therefore, teachers and leaders must be better prepared to help them achieve at higher levels. As a starting point in this transformation, the policies that influence preparation and entry into the education profession are being changed. The reforms described below are aimed at raising the bar so that new teachers and leaders are ready for the challenges inherent in realizing the promises of our PK-12 reforms. Information provided on this page will be updated and new information will be added periodically.
 
 
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Rule 505-3-.01 2013 -2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 & Beyond
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Readiness for State Content Assessment (GACE)                        
Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators (teaching and assessing in programs)                        
Expanded Definition of Field Experiences                        
Incorporation of CCGPS                        
Clinical Practice Requirements                        
Preparing Teacher Candidates to Teach in a Digital Environment                        
Use of Technology in Field and Clinical Experiences                        
Prepare candidates for statewide evaluation system (TKES/LKES)                        
The New Definition of B/P-12 Partnerships                        
Incorporation of InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards                        
 
Educator Testing 2013 -2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 & Beyond
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More rigorous GACE Content Assessments                        
New GACE Program Admission Assessment (formerly Basic Skills Test)                        
Induction and Professional GACE Passing Scores                        
New Curriculum & Instruction Assessment                        
New Instructional Technology Assessment                        
Revised Educational Leadership Assessment                        
Educator Ethics Assessment                        
New Teacher Leader Assessment                        
 
Tiered Certification 2013 -2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 & Beyond
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Pre-service Certificate                        
Induction Certificate                        
Professional Certificate                        
Advanced Professional              TBD          
Lead Professional                        
 
PPEMs 2013 -2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 & Beyond
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edTPA                        
GACE Content Assessment                        
Success at Induction                        
GaPSC Annual Program Performance Measures                        
TEMs and LEMs                        
 
Program Approval & Accountability 2013 -2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 & Beyond
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CAEP Standards                        
Annual Performance Reports (based on PPEM data)                        
Rating of Programs in Four Performance Levels                        
Revised Criteria for At-Risk and Low-Performing Designations                        
CAEP Annual Reporting (via GaPSC)                        
New Continuing Review Model Option (IB)                        
 
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