Overview

 
Welcome to the Vermont Licensure Portfolio Website
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The purpose of this site is to provide an overview of the Vermont Licensure Portfolio for candidates of the Level I Educator License and for Educator Preparation Programs. The new Vermont Licensure Portfolio replaced the previous Level I Licensure Portfolio and was approved by the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE) in June 2015.

The vision of the Portfolio is to create a portfolio system that is a trustworthy and legitimate assessment device as well as a model for evaluation of pre-service educators as they prepare to enter the professional educator workforce in Vermont. 

The Portfolio is the product of the Portfolio Revision Committee, a collaboration of members from the Vermont Council of Teacher Educators (VCTE), the Vermont Agency of Education, and the Vermont Standards Board for Professional Educators (VSBPE). Members met twice monthly over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year to develop the Portfolio, to create an implementation plan, and to design an evaluation process. Representatives from many Vermont Educator Preparation Programs were directly involved in this work. All Educator Preparation Programs were regularly informed with updates of the committee’s work and feedback was requested.

The pages of this website provide valuable information for Educator Preparation Programs that plan on implementing
the Portfolio. 
A history of the Portfolio highlights the evolution of the portfolio's creation process. The rationale describes the theoretical framework that grounds the portfolio and the approaches to validity, reliability and the calibration process. The Portfolio instructions offer directions for Parts I, II, and III as well as the rubrics and scoring guides.  These instruments are common to all Educator Preparation Programs and include the following: 
  • common assessment tasks and tools
  • program specific requirements 
  • required evidence 
  • timeline implementation 
  • scoring procedures. 
The Points of Commonality page describes the common responsibilities of each Educator Preparation Program as well as ideas for scaffolding evidence, aligning indicators, curriculum mapping, and how to calibrate Parts I and III. The Educator Preparation Inquiry Collaborative (EPIC) is the research organization supporting the calibration process of the Portfolio among Vermont Educator Preparation Programs and making recommendations to the VSBPE to improve the Portfolio assessment and calibration process.

Finally, there are links to or information about several partners in this portfolio creation process. The hope is that this site will serve as a valuable resource to all Educator Preparation Programs in Vermont.