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Wanted: Elementary Education Candidates to Pilot NOTE Assessment

As part of the Quality Support Center, AACTE is partnering with Educational Testing Service (ETS) to support members’ use of teacher performance assessments. The new NOTE assessment developed by ETS in collaboration with TeachingWorks (see this video interview with Deborah Ball) is now in a pilot phase. AACTE members in eligible states may wish to participate in the pilot with their students and/or recent alumni, as noted in the following announcement from ETS.

Elementary education teacher candidates can earn $750 by participating in a multistate pilot of the ETS® NOTE Assessment Series, a new simulation-based licensure test. Qualified teachers are encouraged to apply for the pilot study in selected states.

The test pilots will be administered in Arkansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Texas.

Qualified participants include –

  • Elementary education seniors (traditional and alternate route programs) with some clinical experience
  • Recent elementary education graduates
  • Beginning elementary teachers with less than one full year of teaching experience

The pilot is scheduled to run from March 27 to June 11, 2017, and will require participants to prepare for and complete six performances during each of two 5-hour sessions. These sessions will be held at ETS test centers located in institutions of higher education.

Participants who complete the pilot will receive a $750 honorarium. For more information and to sign up, visit https://www.ets.org/note/pilot or contact collaborate@ets.org.

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