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Professional Education E-mail Updates:

Below are the e-mail updates sent to all teacher preparation programs.  All files are PDF. 

 

  • July 31, 2014 - Cyber Student Teaching Guidelines; edTPA Webinar
  • July 14, 2014 - Grades 4-8 Praxis Qualifying Score Scale; PreK-4 New Cut Score Reporting; School Counselor Applications; PRAXIS Performance Assessment for Teachers (PPAT) Pilot Announcement
  • June 20, 2014 - Special Education Certification Available for K-12 Certificate Holders; ETS CORE Cut Scores; Deans and Chairs List Update Information Requested; PreK-4 Score Reporting Update; PRAXIS Performance Assessment for Teachers Informational Webinar
  • June 11, 2014 - On-Line Teaching Endorsement; Praxis Performance Assessment for Teachers Fall Pilot
  • June 6, 2014 - New Qualifying Scores for PECT PreK-4 Tests
  • June 2, 2014 - Basic Skills Assessment; Update for Discontinued Certification Tests; Student Teacher Assessment; Certification by Adding On; Program Approval for the School Counselor PK-12 Certificate; TIMS - Online Sessions via Webinar and Reminders
  • March 27, 2014 - Special Education PK-8 and Special Education 7-12 Test Design Changes; Results Analyzer Training for Certification Candidates
  • March 17, 2014 - Discontinued Praxis Tests; New Praxis Testing Window; Results Analyzer Training for Certification Candidates
  • March 7, 2014 - New PDE Higher Education Liaison; Results Analyzer Training for Certification Candidates
  • February 27, 2014 - Reporting SAT/ACT Scores; Program Approval for the New School Counselor PK-12 Certificate; Title II Institutional and Program Report Card Webinars
  • February 18, 2014 - Candidates Eligible to Earn Special Education Certification; Abbreviated Annual Report Due Date; Certification and Staffing Policy Guidelines #21 - Basic Skills Testing; Pearson Score Report Changes
  • February 12, 2014 - Abbreviated Annual Report Due Date Extended; Post-Baccalaureate Annual Report Clarification
  • January 15, 2014 - Annual Review Report for 2012-13 Academic Year; Transition to New School Counselor PK-12 Certificate; PAPA Full Length Computer-Based Practice Test Available; 2014 PA Educational Technology Expo & Conference; Webinar on Enhancing Teacher Data Literacy
  • December 9, 2013 - PAPA Full Length Computer-Based Practice Test Now Available; ETS December Computer-Delivered Testing Window; Web Portal for Guidance Counselors
  • November 26, 2013 - Transition to the New School Counselor Pre K-12 Certificate; Annual Review Report for 2012-13 Academic Year
  • November 19, 2013 - Basic Skills Assessment Update; Annual Review Report for 2012-13 Academic Year; PECT Test Design Changes; PRS System
  • October 9, 2013 - PRS Temporary Shutdown; PRS Access; New Endorsements
  • September 27, 2013 - August 31 Transitions; Annual Report; PRS Training Modules; Title II Verifications; SAT/ACT, PAPA Changes; Upcoming Webinars; TB Tests; TIMS Public Website; Assistive Technology Expo
  • September 4, 2013 - Basic Skills Testing

 

For additional information, please contact:

Division of Professional Education and Teacher Quality
Pennsylvania Department of Education - School Leadership and Teacher Quality
333 Market Street | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.728.3224

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