The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires programs to provide performance measures to the public regarding eight categories related to program impact and program outcomes. The table below provides summary data for each of the eight measures.
CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 1: Impact on P-12 learning and development
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) provided evaluation data for 16 program graduates from Fall of 2010 to Spring of 2017 who taught in New Jersey public schools during the 2014-15 through 2017-18 school years. These individuals represent approximately 11% of total program completers for that time period. One of the measures provided by the state is an SGO (Student Growth Objective) score, which is part of the New Jersey teacher evaluation framework and reflects the outcome of a specific and measurable long-term learning goal aligned to New Jersey standards. All of our graduates earned scores of either 3 (“good”) or 4 (“excellent”), indicating significant positive impact on student learning. The average SGO score for the group was 3.6 on the four-point scale. The state-wide average for summative teacher evaluation ratings for 2015-16 was 3.37.
CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness
The NJDOE also provided School Year Evaluation Scores as measures of teaching effectiveness for the teachers and school years referenced above. Evaluation scores are determined by formulas that take into account professional practice, as evaluated by research-based evaluation frameworks, and student growth as measured on performance on state and/or local assessments as determined by the subject area. For the sample of graduates described for CAEP Reporting Measure 1, every rating was either a 3 (“effective”) or a 4 (“highly effective”). These positive ratings are particularly noteworthy considering that these teachers are all in the early stages of their careers, and that the ratings are not generally adjusted for experience. The average School Year Evaluation Score for the group was 3.4 on the four-point scale, which was consistent with a statewide average of 3.37 for all teachers as reported in 2017 by the NJDOE.
CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
The program administered a survey to employers of program graduates from the fall of 2014 to spring of 2019. The employer response rate was 56%. When the employer was asked “In terms of overall teaching skill, please indicate how the teacher is prepared as compared with other teachers of similar experience” employers rated 44% program graduates as “Distinguished”, 44% as “Proficient,” and 11% as “Basic” on a four point scale. No employers rated program graduates as “Unsatisfactory”.
In a question that asked about leadership roles they have taken and other employment milestones, eligible alumni responded with the following top five categories:
- Advising a student club 61%
- Curriculum development 44%
- Professional Development 44%
- Coached a sport 33%
- Served on school or district committee 22%
CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers
The program surveyed graduates from the fall 2014 to spring 2019. When asked “Please rate the overall level of preparation to become a classroom teacher that you received from Teacher Prep” the following responses were given:
23% Distinguished - well beyond expectations and comparable to teachers beyond the novice level
68% Proficient - meets expectations for a novice teacher
10% Basic - meets expectations in several areas but below expectations in others as compared to other novice teachers
0% Unsatisfactory - below expectations in most areas as compared to other novice teachers
CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 5: Graduation Rates
The 2018-19 cohort of program students had a 100 percent graduation rate at the University.
CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II
By satisfying the program requirements, all program completers were eligible to meet licensing and state requirements. Program completers have a 100% pass rate on state licensing exam (See Title II Report).
CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared
Of the 2017-18 cohort (n=7), 86% secured jobs in teaching or other educational positions relating to their preparation and 14% chose to pursue graduate school. Of the 2018-19 cohort (n=10 with 100% responding), 90% secured jobs in teaching positions relating to their preparation and 10% chose to pursue education related employment that was not in a teaching position, P-12 school.
CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information
The institutional student loan delinquency rate from March 2019 through March 2020 was 1.37%.