Standards-based Teacher Education Project (STEP)

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Standards-based Teacher Education Project (STEP)

The Standards-based Teacher Education Project (STEP) was created in 1997 by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in collaboration with the former Council for Basic Education to improve what teacher education candidates know, how well they can teach what they know, and how well their P-12 students learn. STEP projects were designed to foster collaboration among faculties of education, arts and sciences, two-year colleges, and P-12 schools around the alignment of standards and the collection of data to assess candidate knowledge, teaching skills and impact on student learning.

Twenty-five campuses in Georgia, Maryland, Indiana, Kentucky, and Delaware initially participated in and completed the three-year STEP project and are currently considered to be alumni of the project. Institutions in Indiana, Mississippi and Virginia have also participated.