You can read the NCATE document here. The relevant passage can be found under "ASSESSING DISPOSITIONS."
The entire passage reads:
In many instances, teams describe a unit using a standardized instrument that measures dispositions such as punctuality, dress, observation of rules and regulations, etc. While these are important aspects of professional behavior and units may assess these, unit assessments must also reflect the dispositions identified in its conceptual framework and in professional and state standards. Often team reports do not indicate any connection between dispositions specified in the conceptual framework and dispositions that are assessed. For example, if the unit has described its vision for teacher preparation as "Teachers as agents of change" and has indicated that a commitment to social justice is one disposition it expects of teachers who can become agents of change, then it is expected that unit assessments include some measure of a candidate’s commitment to social justice. If assessments do not exist, this should be stated in the report under Standard 1 and an area for improvement should be cited.
NCATE claims to have been given its powers by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Judging by the date of the publication this authority dates back to the Clinton era.
Maybe the current ed department head should pay some attention.
NCATE imposes a lot of highly questionable requirements on ed schools that I would like to address in a future post. These questionable requirements deal primarily with what is termed "best practices" and a deterministic conception of skin color.
See here for more on NCATE's dispositions.