New Public Communities: CAEP and the Data Cookbook

In their reporting duties, schools often have programmatic accreditors to whom they submit regular data, updates, and information. In order to make it easier to submit data to accreditors, we recently added three major programmatic accreditors’ definitions and specifications, including the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The CAEP data includes 217 definitions which span a variety of educational content and 31 specifications. The specifications include detailed information for five standards which reflect the main principles of the CAEP: “solid evidence that the provider’s graduates are competent and caring educators, and there must be solid evidence that the provider’s educator staff have the capacity to create a culture of evidence and use it to maintain and enhance the quality of the professional programs they offer.”

We think programmatic accreditor definitions and specifications help our Data Cookbook schools with their reporting needs. The definitions increase the pool of definitions in the Public Community and can be used by anyone needing similar terms defined.  The specifications can help clients who submit data to CAEP.

Have you had a chance to look at the CAEP definitions and specifications?  We would appreciate feedback about the layout, formatting, and helpfulness for your reporting needs.  Here is a link to the CAEP survey. Thank you for your feedback!


James E. Willis, III

IData Content Curator

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