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    You’re invited to the Release Reception & Information Session on the 2020 NCTM Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs

    When/Where: 3:00-5:00 p.m. 
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    Laveen B, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel

    The contributions of AMTE members, the AMTE community, and AMTE’s Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics cannot be overstated. The 2020 NCTM Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs for High School and Middle School, to be used by CAEP, will be released on Wednesday February 5 and will be available for use starting in the Fall 2020.

    Come find out about the standards, how your input impacted their development, and plans for how to transition to them more quickly. Special thanks to Kathe Rasch, Jennifer Bay Williams, Monique Lynch, Nora Ramirez, George Roy, and Irma Cruz-White for their countless hours in developing and revising the standards.

    Enjoy some snacks, network, learn about the standards and how to be involved in the implementation and review processes moving forward.

    Everyone is welcome.

    Additional information on the new standards will be posted on Wednesday. 

    2020 Standards and Rubrics

    Middle-Level Standards

    Secondary Level Standards

    Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation

    Math teacher preparation program accreditation standards and review process are managed by NCTM for the Council of the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

    Mathematics standards, content, reviewer rubrics, and program report development training are available to institutions seeking mathematics program accreditation for their secondary, middle grades, and elementary mathematics specialists teacher preparation programs.

    The NCTM CAEP Standards serve as the basis for programs to determine which required assessments provide evidence of candidate mastery of the standards.

    Required mathematics content knowledge for all levels of mathematics teacher candidates is specified in a content addendum accompanying each set of standards. Reviewer rubrics by level include criteria for how program evidence will be judged.

    NCTM CAEP Online Report Compiler Training Dates

    Initial Preparation Programs (First Teaching License)  

    Secondary Math Teacher Preparation Program    

    Middle Grades Math Teacher Preparation Program

    Advanced Preparation Program    

    Elementary Math Specialist Advanced Preparation Program   

    Using Course Grades and or Transcript Analysis as an Assessment of Candidate Content Knowledge  

    The approval of the NCTM CAEP Standards (2012) provides the impetus for updating how the CAEP guidelines for documenting course grades as an assessment are applied by programs electing to use grades in mathematics courses as an assessment of candidate content knowledge.

    Course grades may be used with the NCTM CAEP Standards (2012) for only one assessment of candidate content knowledge. Required mathematics or mathematics education courses selected for inclusion must be aligned to elements of the NCTM CAEP Standards (2012) and to the NCTM CAEP Mathematics Content for Secondary, Middle Grades, or Elementary Mathematics Specialist

    Graduate level programs (e.g., MAT or M.Ed.) that rely on undergraduate mathematics coursework taken by program candidates a another institution or in a different academic major must complete a transcript analysis to determine the sufficiency of courses taken and to specify coursework required to remediate mathematics content deficiencies of admitted candidates.

    A step-by-step guide for using and documenting course grades based on the NCTM CAEP Standards (2012) and NCTM CAEP Mathematics Content for Secondary, Middle Grades, or Elementary Mathematics Specialist has been developed. In addition, a Template for Course Grades and or Transcript Analysis for each preparation level are available for downloading. The appropriate downloaded form must be used for entering the required information.


    Alignments presented below of the NCTM CAEP Standards (2012) with edTPA Mathematics Operational Handbook rubric criteria represent a collaborative effort among NCTM, edTPA, and CAEP.