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Thanks for your interest in Becoming CEC Program Reviewer. We are always seeking program reviewers for the growing number of preparation program performance reports. The process of becoming a reviewer is not complicated, but has a few steps.Here is the CEC Program Reviewer Application and remember to also submit it with your electronic resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. After receiving approval of your application you will be asked to participate in a day long preconvention workshop at either the CEC Convention in April or the CEC Teacher Education Conference in November. There is no registration fee for either of the workshops and you can register at the respective conference website you choose to attend.
In addition to actively reviewing as frequently as possible on a collaborative team, CEC also expects program reviewers to continuously update and improve their knowledge. CEC program reviewers are asked to participate in at least one program reviewer update webinar per year. Of course, program reviewers are welcome to participate in any of the CEC Program reviewer workshops. For added convenience the most recent 2012 04 Reviewer Update Spring 2012 is posted here each semester.
Perhaps the most helpful resource for both program reviewers and developers is the CEC Program Recognition FAQ 03 28 2012, a collection of the most frequently asked questions by both reviewers and developers.
CEC Program Reviewer Update 04 2013
CEC Program Reviewer Challenges Discussion 05 2013
The following Reviewer Resource Manual is a collection of resources and program reviewer rubrics for guidence in reviewing.
10 2013 04 Program Report Developer and Reviewer Powerpoint
21 CEC Reviewer Guidelines Option A 04 2012
22 CEC Reviewer Guidelines Option C 04 2012
NCATE Option C Guidelines
23 CEC Reviewer Scoring Guides and Rubrics 03 29 2012
24 CEC Program Recognition FAQ 03 28 2012
25 Initial Preparation Standards Reviewer Rubrics Final DRAFT
26 Advanced Preparation Standards Reviewer Rubrics Final DRAFT
30 NCATE Program Reviewer Guidelines and Procedures
31 NCATE Programs to be Submitted Guidelines
32 NCATE Program Developer Data Guidelines
33 NCATE Program Reviewer Decision Guidelines
34 NCATE Program Report Options
35 NCATE Program Reviewer Resource Document 2010 version
36 NCATE Guidelines for Linked Reports