PBA Workshop Presented by: Kelsey G. Johnson, Graduate Assistant
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PBA Workshop Presented by: Kelsey G. Johnson, Graduate Assistant Taylor Avery, Undergrad Assistant Fall 2015
What is a PBA? PBA stands for “Performance Based Assessment" Goal: to “ensure that all teacher candidates possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for successful teaching careers.” Completion of the PBAs is required for graduation for all teacher education candidates. (Licensure is granted by the ISBE.)
Why are we here today? Learn about each of the PBA milestones Create an Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) account that allows future educators to obtain an Illinois teaching license Make sure students are on track Make students aware of any changes Equip students with resources and websites to answer most questions
3 Gateways Gateway 1: Admission to Professional Studies Gateway 2: Admission to Student Teaching Gateway 3: Exit from Student Teaching http://education.illinoisstate.edu/teacher_education/ Lets take a minute to check it out!
Gateway 1 Admission to Professional Studies
Gateway 1 Assessment of Legal & Ethical Conduct NOT the same as a background check Fill out and turn in when you leave today Focus on Question #5 - Letter D BE HONEST! For questions, make an appt. to speak with Mrs. Lynn Steffen (438 – 5056) Some convictions may prevent teacher licensure. The Illinois Board of Education makes the final decision as to who may be licensed.
Criminal History Check You will now see this heading under gateway one. In order to have this requirement met: You must have your Legal and Ethical Conduct form requirement met. You must not be on the Illinois Sexual Offenders Registry or the IL Child Murderer &Violent Offender Against Youth Registry. CECP will check these databases once you submit your Assessment of Legal and Ethical Behavior.
Gateway 1 Criminal Background Check Fee= $30 This is a fingerprint check by the Illinois State Police and MUST be completed the semester before beginning any clinical experience- You may not enter a school or agency until your clear results are on file in the Teacher Ed Center. Students MUST use the form on the ILSTU website- online forms have ISU’s specific ORI # needed for results.
Criminal Background Checks You will get an email from CECP when your criminal background check results have been received. The email will instruct you to pick up your copy within ten days at the Teacher Ed Center. If you do not get an email from CECP within 10 days of getting your fingerprints done, please contact Jamie Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with this information. Be sure you give her your TCN number on your CBC receipt . You may be required to send a copy to a clinical placement site. The CBC expires in 1 year and a new one must be completed.
Gateway 1 GPA Minimum requirements Cumulative Major courses Check website-link on PBA Requirements Most are 2.5 for cumulative , but some are higher Same in gateways 1 & 2
Gateway 1 Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) Test number 400 State of IL requirement (First of at least 3 tests) Need to register online ASAP Limited seating and selected testing locations Sign-up and pay the fee, then pick your date/time/location after receiving e-mail from ICTS Important to pay attention to the score report date When? Sophomore year Transfer student? ASAP Students must wait 60 days after the date of their last attempt before they can retake any of the state required tests.
Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) To Prepare: see PBA requirement link www.icts.nesinc.com Review sessions are offered through Illinois State University in the Julia N. Visor Academic Center Located in Vrooman (between Hewett & Manchester) The cost of this test is $125 Call to register for a workshop 309.438.7100
Gateway 1 Alternative to TAP ISBE allows an ACT (with writing) composite score of 22 in place of the basic skills/TAP test. The SAT (with writing) is also accepted with a composite score of 1030. Website gives rules and procedures: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/teacher_education/gateway1/tap.s html ACT and SAT can’t be more than 10 years old Create ELIS account using the link: https://sec3.isbe.net/IWASNET/sign_up.aspx?logintype=elis Signed application and receipt of sent scores must be turned in to TEC http://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/teacher_education/AC TRequest.pdf
ELIS (Educator Licensure Information System) •VERY IMPORTANT! •One system that allows all ISBE professionals to operate in one centralized system •Educators use this account to apply for and maintain teaching credentials •Districts use this system to view educator evaluation information and more •Students send ACT/TAP scores that ISBE will be uploaded onto his or her account
ELIS Account Setup ELIS= Educator Lisensure Information System 1. Go to http://education.illinoisstate.edu/teacher_educat ion//gateway1/ 2. Clink on the “Test of Academic Proficiency or ACT/TAP” link 3. Scroll to the bottom and click Create Account 4. Under Procedures, click on the “Set up an ELIS account” link 5. Fill in information and verify by re-signing in to complete
Gateway 1 TED Orientation (2 parts) Part A: PBA Orientation Part B: ePortfolio Fundamentals Workshop Register on-line: http://www.teachereducation.ilstu.edu/workshops/
A Bit on ePortfolio Fundamentals… Must be purchased from TechZone (inside Bone Student Center) – around $80 Bring to ePortfolio Fundamentals Workshop For more about the ePortfolio system, visit http://education.illinoisstate.edu/edtech/eportfolio/
Gateway 1 Disposition Assessment Severe concern on part of faculty and staff, including anyone affiliated with ISU through clinical experiences. These are reported when a student’s behavior suggests that the professional dispositions expected of an ISU teacher candidate are not present. Form must be signed by student (acknowledgement that you have been made aware of the concern) “3 unresolved dispositions and you’re out”– Stops your progress through Gateways Same in all gateways
Gateway 1 Communication Assessment Severe concern about your communication skills on part of faculty (or anyone affiliated with ISU) Form must be signed by student Student will be referred to the Communication Laboratory for assessment and remediation. Your progress in the major will be suspended until the issue(s) are resolved. Same in all gateways
Problems, Concerns, Complaints Go to the Community Rights & Responsibilities at Illinois State University webpage to learn how to file a grievance: http://deanofstudents.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/grievance-packet.pdf To appeal a decision relative to admission to or continuation in teacher education then you should go to the following website for specific procedures: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/teacher_education/clinical/ri ghts.shtml
Gateway 1 TB Test (ECE only) Valid for 1 year Must be done annually for Early Childhood Education majors due to close and early contact with children All other departments, including ECE again, will be completing this in Gateway 2
Gateway 1 Safety Education Assessment Click on the Safety Education Assessment under the PBA requirements list Click on Take the Assessment & enter your ULID and password Click on the link for the Safety Education Assessment Read each passage and then answer the question Must answer each question correctly before moving to the next question If you answer the question incorrectly, re-read the passage and answer the question again Many schools require the training in bloodborne pathogens covered in one of the modules
Gateway 1 Mandatory Reporter of Child Abuse Training Required for Gateway I as of January 1, 2012 All student teachers and teachers are required by law to reporter suspected child abuse or neglect Training is online at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) https://www.dcfstraining.org/manrep/index.jsp A Certificate of Completion must be submitted to the Teacher Ed Center, 56 DeGarmo Hall Cants 22 Acknowledgment of Being a Mandatory Reporter must also be turned in to TEC
Gateway 1 Departmental Approval Departmental Approval is granted by your academic advisor Student records are checked Approval is based on major department criteria Once everything in Gateway 1 I completed, make an appointment with your advisor
Gateway 2 Admission to Student Teaching
Gateway 2 TB Test Valid for 1 year Get this done the semester before you student teach or per advisor guidelines Select school districts may request before pre-student teaching. Must be valid through the last day of student teaching $20 at Student Health Services Bring results to DeGarmo 56
Gateway 2 State Content Test State of IL requirement (Second of at least 3 tests) Register online – Pay attention to registration deadlines & reporting dates! Study guides available online When? Talk with advisors/ generally earlier in the semester prior to student teaching. The cost of this test is $135 Students must wait 60 days after the date of their last attempt before they can retake this assessment www.icts.nesinc.com Special Ed majors must pass major content area and SED General Curriculum Test
Gateway 2 GPA Minimum requirements Cumulative Major courses Check PBA Requirement List for specific requirements
Gateway 2 Disposition Assessment Severe concern on part of faculty (or anyone affiliated with ISU through clinical experiences)
Gateway 2 Communication Assessment Severe concern on part of faculty (or anyone affiliated with ISU)
Gateway 2 Departmental Approval Records are checked Approval is granted Contact Department Advisors with any questions or concerns
Gateway 2 Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Hours 100 or more Ample opportunity in courses Documented on Blue Doc Form Keep track of your own to avoid major discrepancies These are reported on myillinoisstate page, Teacher Requirement link
Gateway 2 Diverse Field Experiences Required to have a minimum of 50 clinical hours in a diverse setting. Should be completed before student teaching. Please check to make sure your setting meets the diverse field experience requirements. See website for major specifics. Can review progress on myillinoisstate portal.
Gateway 2 Registry Checks Sexual Offender Registry Violence Against Youth Registry The Clinical Experience and Certification Office will check these registries the semester before you are scheduled to student teach. If not done prior to registration, email email@example.com
Gateway 2 Gateway II: Admission to Student Teaching All requirements must be met prior to: July 15 for a Fall semester student teaching experience December 15 for a Spring semester student teaching experience Failure to meet these deadlines will delay student teaching to a following semester.
Gateway 3 Exit from Student Teaching
Gateway 3 Illinois State University Student Teaching Assessment Realizing the Democratic Ideal (EdPR) Evidence in your ePortfolio Fundamental System ISU Teacher Education Portfolio. Evidence supports your understanding of what it means to meet professional educational responsibilities. It will be called EdPR in LiveText.
Gateway 3 EdTPA Assessment The EdTPA is a performance assessment of the student’s teacher readiness. It is designed to measure the student’s teacher effectiveness through his/her: Lesson plans Short video clips of instruction Authentic teaching materials Student work samples Analysis of student learning Reflective commentaries You will learn about it in the courses prior to your student teaching semester. Illinois EdTPA website EdTPA FAQ’s
Gateway 3 EdTPA Assessment As of September 1st, 2015, this assessment is a State of Illinois legal requirement for all teacher candidates to complete and pass in order to meet ISU Teacher Education department requirements, graduate from ISU and obtain licensure. Current cost of the EdTPA: $300 (If the student does not pass initially, he/she may be responsible for additional costs) Teacher candidates are solely responsible for the content and submission of their portfolio for scoring in a timely manner
Gateway 3 Assessment of Professional Teaching Test (APT Test) *may no longer be required as of Fall 2015* Assesses pedagogy State of IL requirement (Third of at least 3 tests) Register online – Pay attention to registration deadlines! Study guides available online Required for licensure and graduation. The cost of this test is $135 Take during student teaching semester. www.icts.nesinc.com Students must wait 60 days after the date of their last attempt before they can retake this assessment
Gateway 3 Student Teaching Grade Must earn a grade of a C or better ISBE requires all courses in teacher education programs have a grade of C or better Major courses Professional Ed Courses
Gateway 3 Disposition Assessment Same in all gateways
Gateway 3 Communication Assessment Same in all gateways
Gateway 3 Major Department Requirements All requirements must be met before graduation
Licensure Just a note… Students will be notified by a letter or email stating how to apply for a teaching license after graduation. This is done on-line on the ISBE ELIS website. License is granted by ISBE.
Major Requirements Grid Look up what course you’ll be in when you complete each PBA (dependent on major) http://education.illinoisstate.edu/downloads/teacher_ education/PBAImplementationGrid.pdf
Additional Requirements Some majors may have additional requirements that are program-specific. Keep in touch with your advisor about possible changes.
Tracking your progress… Students are able to track their own progress as they complete each PBA requirement. Can view the documentation through myillinoisstate Go ahead and log into your myillinoisstate portal and we can look at your requirements and what you have completed.
Questions? Now???? Later…if you think of some questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful Websites & Emails http://education.illinoisstate.edu/ http://education.illinoisstate.edu/teacher_education/ http://education.illinoisstate.edu/teacher_education/orientat ion/ www.icts.nesinc.com http://education.illinoisstate.edu/teacher_education/gateway 1/background.shtml https://www.dcfstraining.org/manrep/index.jsp
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