Guidance materials for the 2020 update to Accreditation of initial teacher education programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures (Standards and Procedures), Program Standard 4.2 – Schedule 1
The update to Program Standard 4.2, Schedule 1, increases the time allocated to English and literacy within ITE programs and places an emphasis on evidence-based reading instruction approaches.
To assist with the new requirements, AITSL has developed the following guidance materials for ITE providers:
- Sample programs/units which incorporate the new time allocations for English/literacy in primary ITE programs
- An Evidence Guide which puts into context the need for high quality evidence in reading instruction
- An Evidence Guide Map which maps out some important studies in relation to the elements of reading
- A Research Evaluation Guide which will assist educators in choosing high quality pieces of evidence
These non-mandatory guidance materials are designed to assist ITE providers in the development of programs/units.
AITSL has also created an Accreditation Factsheet outlining the changes in the Standards and Procedures for ITE Accreditation Panellists.