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RULE §229.1General Provisions and Purpose of Accountability System for Educator Preparation Programs

(a) The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) is responsible for establishing standards to govern the continuing accountability of all educator preparation programs (EPPs). The rules adopted by the SBEC in this chapter govern the accreditation of each EPP that prepares individuals for educator certification. No candidate shall be recommended for any Texas educator certification class or category except by an EPP that has been approved by the SBEC pursuant to Chapter 228 of this title (relating to Requirements for Educator Preparation Programs) and is accredited as required by this chapter.

(b) The purpose of the accountability system for educator preparation is to assure that each EPP is held accountable for the readiness for certification of candidates completing the programs.

(c) The relevant criteria, formulas, calculations, and performance standards relevant to subsection (d) of this section and §229.4 of this title (relating to Determination of Accreditation Status) are prescribed in the Texas Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP) Manual provided as a figure in this subsection.

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(d) An accredited EPP that is not under an active SBEC order or otherwise sanctioned by the SBEC may receive commendations for success in the following four dimensions identified by the SBEC and prescribed in the figure in subsection (c) of this section:

  (1) Rigorous and Robust Preparation;

  (2) Preparing the Educators Texas Needs;

  (3) Preparing Educators for Long-Term Success; and

  (4) Innovative Educator Preparation.

Source Note: The provisions of this §229.1 adopted to be effective April 18, 2010, 35 TexReg 2849; amended to be effective December 27, 2016, 41 TexReg 10302; amended to be effective December 22, 2019, 44 TexReg 7689; amended to be effective December 27, 2020, 45 TexReg 9180; amended to be effective December 26, 2021, 46 TexReg 8721; amended to be effective December 29, 2022, 47 TexReg 8662

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