New Educator Standards and Test Frameworks

The development of certification tests is based on the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC)-approved certification standards for each field. Prior to approval by the SBEC, each set of proposed certification standards is posted for 30 days for public comment. Test frameworks, which help guide the test development process for a new or revised certification test and are based on SBEC-approved certification standards, are also posted for 30 days for public comment.

Drafts for Public Comment

Public comments are being requested through December 10, 2021, on the draft Special Education EC-6 Framework, which is based on the new Special Education Certificate Standards recently approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. The framework will help guide the test development process for the new Special Education EC-6 test. Comments may be sent to DeMarco Pitre.

Public comments are being requested through December 10, 2021, on the draft Special Education 6-12 Framework, which is based on the new Special Education Certificate Standards recently approved by the State Board for Educator Certification. The framework will help guide the test development process for the new Special Education 6-12 test. Comments may be sent to DeMarco Pitre.

Approved Test Frameworks

Recently approved test frameworks are posted below. 

#217 English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Framework - Version with marked changes and the final framework with all revisions incorporated. 

#252 School Counselor Framework

#253 Educational Diagnostician Framework

#258 Physical Education EC-12 Framework - Version with marked changes and the final framework with all revisions incorporated. 

#292 Early Childhood: PK–3 Framework

#293 Science of Teaching Reading Framework - Version with marked changes and the final framework with all revisions incorporated.  

#370 Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities for Trade and Industrial Education 6-12