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.


Our Journey


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

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What We Do

We are presently working with our member-led programs to develop a Common Indicators System (CIS) to gather evidence of teacher-candidate knowledge and skills, and program performance. Data collected through the CIS empowers participating programs to engage in cross-institutional learning. 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

Over this 2017-2018 academic year, the CIS Network has collected data on more than 3,500 teacher candidates, 500 program graduates, and 100 employers across four common indicators.


How to Get Involved

Although the CIS is currently being prototyped with participating member-led programs only, we plan to open participation to interested programs in the future. For more information about how to get involved, please contact Tracey Weinstein at tweinstein@deansforimpact.org.

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