The Illinois School Code requires that teacher preparation programs in Illinois begin phasing in an "evidence-based assessment of teacher effectiveness." As of Sept. 1, 2015, all teacher candidates for licensure will have to pass such an assessment in order to complete their teacher preparation programs and apply for licensure. Students failing to pass this assessment will not be eligible for licensure or licensure degree completion. Further, effective Fall 2014, the College of Education will begin preparation for full implementation within licensure programs.
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