To receive continuing approval, the provider must provide evidence that the program data has been monitored and evaluated. The provider must also show that the program is effective such that it warrants continued approval.
For the 2020 PERCA submission year, in place of the “narrative,” providers will upload an Attachment of Data for Effectiveness of Programs for Teachers form into EPPAS as a program attachment in the supplemental information section. For programs with focus areas, respond to focus areas in the last section.
If there are changes to the required reading, significant changes to the "course sequence" screen, or major changes to the standards matrix, there is an external review.
The application will also be sent back if there is an absence of required methods, reading, admission criteria, exit criteria, and/or updated fiscal attestation.
If there are fewer field experience hours or student teaching weeks than required, providers will be asked to make changes or resubmit with a discretionary variance request.
If there are narrative concerns, remaining program compliance concerns, or discretionary variance requests, the Program Review Panel (PRP) will review concerns and discretionary variance requests.
If there are no concerns with the PERCA application, the program will go before the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) for continuing approval.
See complete chart of criteria and what happens if different criteria are flagged.
For all PERCAs that the PRP reviews, the PRP will make a recommendation to PELSB.
PELSB will decide if a program has continuing approval or continuing approval with a focus area. For programs that already had a focus area, PELSB will decide whether to assign probationary status if it did not meet the conditions of the improvement plan, continue with the focus area, or remove the focus area. For programs on probationary status, they may move to continuing approval, continuing approval with a focus area, or be discontinued.
Submission by October 31 - Allows the opportunity for provider to add clarification to how standards are met, if needed and potentially two reviews by the Program Review Panel.
Submission by December 31 - Assures the opportunity for one review by the Program Review Panel, if needed.
Submission after December 31 - Has the potential to be disapproved by the board with no opportunity for review by the Program Review Panel.