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Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia [8 VAC 20 ‑ 542]
Action Comprehensive Revision of the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 10/31/2015
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10/28/15  6:41 pm
Commenter: Radford University PEC: K. Colley, T. Wallace, and W. Bortz

8VAC20-542-70 Annual Report Card

8VAC20-542-70.   Educator preparation programs are required to submit the following reports annually: Biennial, Title II, PEDS, and the Annual CAEP Report. EPPs must also work annually toward reports that will be submitted for the CAEP self-study each seven years as well as for program-specific Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs).  Most programs also have additional reporting requirements from their institutions and from regional accreditors, such as SACS.  At what point will the strain of reporting be acknowledged as burdensome to the point that time is detracted from fulfilling our main purpose of preparing quality educators?  Overlap already exists across many reports, and furthermore, the information that will be required in the proposed Annual Report Card is already available in the aforementioned reports.  Therefore, we see a viable solution to be a more streamlined reporting system in which EPPs can submit information to multiple requestors in the same form.  We would also suggest that rather than the addition of the proposed Annual Report Card, this information be made available to the public via the VDOE website.