Candidates are recruited and supported in all educator preparation programs to ensure their success.
- The education unit accepts applicants for its educator preparation programs based on clear criteria that include multiple measures of candidate
- The education unit purposefully recruits and admits candidates to diversify the educator pool in California and provides the support, advice, and assistance to promote their successful entry and retention in the profession.
Evidence Based Advisement and Assistance
Clovis Unified School District’s Induction Program uses multiple measures to monitor Participating Teachers’ progress in meeting program requirements. The evidence collected guides advisement and assistance efforts provided by Program Leaders.
Program Database: The CUSD Induction Program Staff maintains a database to track Participating Teachers’ individual progress. This database includes information regarding eligibility, professional development attendance, and a CMS completion record. This database is updated throughout the year and is used by Program Leaders to complete CUSD Induction Program Transcripts. Database information informs Program Leaders of Participating Teachers who need additional advisement.
Weekly Collaborative Logs: Mentors and Participating Teachers complete weekly collaborative electronic logs via learningzone.ntcportal.org. Program Leaders review the logs on a regular basis and contact those individuals not meeting program standards.
E-Portfolio Checks: Three times a year, e-portfolio checks are completed to verify Participating Teachers’ progress. During these checks, Program Staff/Portfolio Readers review Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) and NTC Learning Zone Tools evidence. Participating Teachers and Mentors receive formative feedback progress reports/emails after each portfolio check. Participating Teachers with an incomplete e-portfolio receive an “Action Required” progress report/email and must submit required documentation.
Advisement and Assistance: Participating Teachers making unsatisfactory progress are given an “Advise and Assist” progress report/email. Mentors assist Participating Teachers in completing required documentation. The completed work is resubmitted to Program Leaders within a designated time frame prior to the next portfolio check.
Request for Special Assistance: Participating Teachers may also formally request advice and assistance by submitting the Request for Special Assistance (RSA) form. Other ways Program Leaders become aware of Participating Teachers’ need for additional assistance are through personal conversations with Participating Teachers, Mentors, and Administrators. Program Leaders determine the type of action needed by providing advisement/assistance to the Participating Teacher and/or the Mentor until the problems are resolved.
Request for Program Extension: Most Participating Teachers complete clear credential requirements within two years. If the review of program assessment evidence reflects that a Participating Teacher has not completed program requirements, then Program Leaders will counsel the individual to submit a Request for Program Extension. Program Leaders notify the Participating Teacher’s Site Administrator and Area Superintendent once the request is received.
The goal of the CUSD Induction Program is for 100% of all Participating Teachers to successfully complete the program along with developing effective professional practices. To achieve this goal every effort is consistently made to provide advisement and assistance through the continuous examination of evidence.
CS 2.1 and 1.2 Link to CUSD Induction Program Website 18/19