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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?

13. What are Common Areas for Improvement in Program Reports?

Based upon recent reviews the following weaknesses have been noted:

  • lack of candidate performance data
  • failure to follow the format of the Program Report in terms of addressing each section required
  • poor or non-existent candidate assessment plan
  • failure to provide clear links between the data collected and program decisions
  • candidate data that is hastily compiled and which does not reflect analysis, aggregation, and synthesis within the report
  • failure to provide a narrative description (in addition to performance data) for each of the Standards

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