Minnesota Statute 122A.091 requires teacher preparation providers to submit a series of data points annually to PELSB. Use the Data Summary Guide for both definitions and for the answers to all of your frequently asked questions.
The Educator Preparation Program Application System (EPPAS) is the online reporting system used by teacher preparation providers in Minnesota. Unit leaders should submit their request for user access forms (below) to Michelle Sandler if they have not done so already. The first time any user attempts to log in to the system, they will be asked to request access through Minnesota Department of Education's (MDE) security system and to identify with a particular institution or organization. PELSB staff will approve access and user permissions based on the information that was submitted by unit leaders.
The EPPAS system plays a critical role in meeting the reporting requirements of PELSB and in assisting individual programs with the maintenance of program data over time. For questions, please contact Michelle Sandler, Teacher Education Specialist, 651-539-4183.
If, after submitting your PERCAs, you notice that you no longer see the program anymore, it is likely in "Program Review Panel" status. When programs are in "Program Review Panel" status, they are not visible to those with "entry" or "verifier" access. Programs will become visible again when they are in "board status," and you may also see the Program Review Panel recommendation at that time.
The Program Review Panel is a 13-member panel representing stakeholders in teacher education in Minnesota. Minnesota Rule 8705.2000 describes its charge. The panel meets two or three times per year to review PERCAs and RIPAs and provide recommendations to the Board.
In 2018, the PRP will meet on February 20th (to make recommendations for the March 9th board meeting), April 13th (to make recommendations for the May 11th board meeting), and May 31st (to make recommendations for the June 15th board meeting).
TITLE II is a federally mandated annual report that requires both Institutions of Higher Education and States to submit data in regards to preparation of teachers. This report is required by Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Secretary of Education prepares reports for Congress and the public.
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