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  1. What is the history of the field?
  2. What is the knowledge base?
  3. What is the history of AECT's partnership with NCATE?
  4. How are the 2000 performance-based standards different from the previous guidelines?
  5. Is my program an ECIT program?
  6. Is my program initial or advanced?
  7. What are the initial standards?
  8. What are the advanced standards?
  9. What are the components of a Program Report?
  10. What are the critical aspects of an Assessment Plan?
  11. What are some types of data to include?
  12. Why should we be interested in National Recognition?
  13. What are common weaknesses in Program Reports?
  14. How is AECT responsible for ECIT program review?
  15. How does the program review process work once I submit a program report?
  16. How do I know whether my state has a review partnership with NCATE?
  17. What are the expectations for program reviewers?
  18. Who are my contacts at AECT?
  19. Which programs currently have National Recognition?
  20. What do I do if I have a school library media specialist program?

14. How is AECT responsible for ECIT program reviews?

AECT is the affiliate Specialty Professional Association (SPA) recognized by NCATE to conduct program reviews for programs in Educational Communications and Instructional Technology (ECIT). Definitions of which programs fall into the ECIT category can be found in the response to Question 14 and also at NCATE. While other SPAs may have overlapping program review responsibilities (e.g., ALA/AASL for school library media preparation), AECT is solely responsible for ECIT program review.

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