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Our Approach

The CIS Network is focused on collecting credible evidence using common measures so that programs can work together to amplify existing strengths and address challenge areas.


What We Do

Deans for Impact is currently working with thirteen programs to gather evidence of teacher-candidate knowledge and skills, and program performance. Data collected through the Common Indicators System Network empowers participating programs to engage in cross-institutional learning and program improvement. Together, this network aims to achieve three goals:

  • Improve data uniformity and comparability across programs
  • Support study into promising practices in educator preparation
  • Contribute to the evidence base on educator preparation

In 2018-2019, the CIS Network collected data on more than 4,400 teacher candidates, 500 program graduates, and 100 employers across four common indicators.


What We’re Learning


Learning Together Through Evidence
Read insights from the CIS Network’s first year of data collection.

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Learning Together Through Evidence Technical Appendix
Read about the development, instruments and methodology behind the CIS Network.

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History of the Common Indicators System Network
Read about the journey and history of our Common Indicators System Network.

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