Guide to Candidate Options 2019-2020 school year – Certification

Guide to Candidate Options – Certification

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Options for Components in the 2019-20 School Year

As we seek to accommodate as many circumstances as possible, we’ve modified our spring deadlines and established a new Fall submission window for this year only.

For each component you selected for 2019-20, you have these options:

  • Submit by the extended deadlines
    • For Component 1, test by July 15, 2020
    • For Components 2-4, submit by June 12, 2020
  • Submit by the new fall October 16, 2020 deadline
  • Switch one uncompleted component for a different one and submit by the extended spring deadlines
    • For Component 1, test by July 15, 2020
    • For Components 2-4, submit by June 12, 2020
    • Completed components cannot be switched
  • Defer component(s) to the 2020-2021 assessment cycle:
    • Use as much of your evidence collected to date as you see fit
    • Receive a one-year extension to your candidacy timelines
  • Withdraw component(s) from the 2019-20 assessment cycle for a refund

Note: This is not an all-or-nothing decision. If you have more than one component to complete in 2019-20, you can select more than one option. For example, if you selected Components 1 and 3, you can test Component 1 this year and defer Component 3 to next year.

We know these are uncertain and challenging times and that it may be difficult to select an option. Rest assured that we continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and will make adjustments to the deadlines and options provided if necessary.

Take Action:

  • After reviewing the Guide to Candidate Options below:
    • You do not need to complete the exception form for components you plan to complete by the extended spring 2020 deadlines. As a reminder, the extended spring deadlines are:
      • July 15, 2020 for Component 1 testing
      • June 12, 2020 for submission of Components 2-4
    • You must complete the exception form by April 30, 2020 if you want to submit your material in the fall, defer a component, switch a component, or withdraw a component. Note: When completing the form, you will need to make a selection for each component. If you have not purchased a particular component, or are not choosing one of the available options, select the “No change required or component not purchased option” for that component.
  • If you are currently scheduled to test Component 1 and need to change your appointment to later than June 15, you will need to contact Customer Support to have your authorization updated before you can reschedule to a later date.

To support your decision making, we have established a guide that outlines the most common scenarios. Please review this information carefully, as it is designed to address many questions we have heard and to enable you to make a well-informed decision.

The options and key associated deadlines and dates are summarized below.

Components(s) Options (complete exception form by 5/7/20) Revised Deadlines for Completion Scores Received By:
Component 1: Content Knowledge Complete now Test by July 15, 2020* December 2020**
Defer to next cycle Test in Spring 2021 December 2021
Switch for a portfolio component Submit portfolio by June 12, 2020 December 2020**
Withdraw for refund
Component 2, 3 or 4 Submit Submit by June 12 December 2020**
Submit in Fall window Submit by October 16, 2020 Before the 2020-21 candidate registration window ends
Defer to next cycle Submit in Spring 2021 December 2021
Switch for a different component Test by July 15, 2020
Submit portfolio by June 12, 2020
December 2020**
Withdraw for refund