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History of Development of WMEAP

Lifetime Licenses Created

Important Notice

As required in the 2017-18 state budget, conversion of current Professional and Master Educator licenses to Lifetime licenses is complete.  If you wish to print a copy of your Lifetime license, please follow the four numbered steps below:

  1. Access your ELO Account
  2. Navigate to the “Manage Your Existing Licenses” section of the Quick Start Menu
  3. Choose “Print license certificate” from the drop down menu and click “Go!”
  4. Based on your browser’s default behavior, a file will be available for you to open or download.
 

Work teams of expert educators from all levels of education in Wisconsin developed the concepts, philosophy, requirements, assessment rubrics, procedures, and guidebooks for the WMEAP.  Designed to be comparable  to the NBPTS process, the work teams:

  • Consulted with national experts who helped develop the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).
  • Consulted with other state experts who have designed portfolio assessments for their state's licensure.
  • Received the services and resources of the Interstate New Teachers' Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) who have developed a process for training assessors in the review of the teacher portfolios.
  • Obtained the leadership of a nationally recognized expert in all these processes who also was involved in developing the Interstate School Leadership Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards.

In order to ensure validity and reliability of the WMEAP process, WMEAP assessors are trained and approved by the DPI. 

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