NELP 2018 standards will be available for use in January 2018. The CAEP Spring 2020 Cycle is the first time programs will be required to use NELP 2018 standards. Educational leadership programs should base their transition to the NELP standards by back-mapping from the date of their next CAEP onsite review. After the January 2018 release of the NELP standards, program must have time to:
- Develop and align 6-8 assessments to the NELP standards
- Build assessment rubrics aligned with the standards components and indicators
- Collect and report two applications of data
Note: Most universities will be creating program reports based on the ELCC 2011 Building and District Level standards until March 2020.