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Sato comments in national news story on new Teacher Performance Assessment program

Mistilina SatoMisty Sato, assistant professor in curriculum and instruction, discusses Minnesota's leadership in adopting a new Teacher Performance Assessment program in a story that appeared in The Washington Post and several news sites across the country. Under the new program, teacher candidates will be required to meet more demanding standards, including video evaluation as student teachers in the classroom and assessment by teams of evaluators outside the college. Minnesota will be the first state to implement the new program in 2012.

"It's a big shift that the whole country is going through," said Sato in the Associated Press story. "It's going from 'What has your candidate experienced?' to what your candidate can do."

Sato, director of the college's Teacher Education Redesign Initiative, has been instrumental in adapting the new assessment program in Minnesota. The program is a joint project by a consortium that includes the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Stanford University.

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