Teacher Licensure Task Force

Option 1: Eliminate Test and Replace With…

13 Support 76% (4 support Option 2)

1. Successful completion of accredited teacher prep program. (14 Green, 0 red)
2. Benchmarked score on ACT/SAT/GRE. (2 green, 10 red)

Principal observation/evaluation.

IHE assesses reading/writing skills as part of program.

3. Coursework to replace test (GPA.) (2 green, 1 red)

Test must be taken before completion of program.

4. Use the following (Combined with 1 from “Keep test but…”)

Porfolio

edTPA

Praxis (Some national test)

Provide alternative non-test path (2 green, 2 red)

a. Portfolio, (2 green, 0 red)
b. Principal evaluation, (1 green, 1 red)
c. Other nationally-normed tests, (2 green, 0 red))
d. Coursework, or
e. Licensure from other state
f. Get credit for teaching in other states/countries

4a. A menu of options (perhaps the candidate has to achieve 2 of the 5 options above to receive a license). (1 green, 0 red)

Come up with list of acceptable/equivalent skills tests for out-of-state candidates who have taken them in other states

Three criteria for licensure:

edTPA

Modified test

Program completion

Go to a national test, not a Minnesota tes.t

Exams are used by many states.

Use nationally-normed tests, such as SAT, ACT

Consider going back to the PRAXIS

Option 1: Eliminate Test and Replace With…

13 Support (4 support Option 2)

1. Successful completion of accredited teacher prep program. (14 Green, 0 red)
2. Benchmarked score on ACT/SAT/GRE. (2 green, 10 red)
3. Coursework to replace test (GPA.) (2 green, 1 red)
4. Provide alternative non-test pathway(s) ( a menu of options) using the following (2 green, 2 red)
§ Portfolio, (2 green, 0 red)
§ Principal evaluation, (1 green, 1 red)
§ Other nationally-normed tests, (2 green, 0 red))
§ Coursework, or
§ Licensure from other state
§ Get credit for teaching in other states/countries

4a. A menu of options (perhaps the candidate has to achieve 2 of the 5 options above to receive a license). (1 green, 0 red)