Updated December 2020
AAQEP recognizes the many challenges and disruptions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We gratefully acknowledge the responsiveness, resilience, creativity, and collaboration that has characterized the field’s continued service to candidates, schools, and communities.
Our first concern is with each person’s health and safety. AAQEP will continue to conduct site visits and events fully online through at least July 2021. Thank you to each hosting program and to the dedicated and resourceful reviewers who are adjusting to and improving the new format!
We also recognize that institutional and state responses to the pandemic continue to have an impact on coursework and clinical experiences for candidates—and consequently on your programs’ operation and data collection. AAQEP encourages you to work with your P-12 and community partners in keeping with their needs and constraints, and document any resulting short-term program alterations, assessment changes, or data discontinuities.
Despite the disruptions, AAQEP continues to serve and support your quality assurance and improvement work though monthly cohort meetings, online workshops, and, in February of 2021, a virtual Quality Assurance Symposium. Please contact your AAQEP liaison with any specific questions.