CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Accreditation with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

The Program in Teacher Preparation at Princeton University received accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on April 27, 2020.  The accreditation is effective between Spring 2020 and Fall 2026.

The Program is accredited in the following program areas:  Art, Dance, English, Mathematics, Music, Psychology, Science (in the specific program areas of Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, and Physics), Social Studies, Theater, and World Languages (in the specific program areas of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Other Foreign Languages).

The Program is also approved to issue middle school endorsements in the following areas: Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts/Literacy, and the World Language areas of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Other World Languages.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires programs to provide performance measures to the public regarding four categories related to program impact and program outcomes.  The items below provide summary data for each of the four measures.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 1: Completer effectiveness

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) provided evaluation data for the 20 program graduates from Fall of 2003 to Spring of 2023 who taught in New Jersey public schools during the 2022-23 school year. This data represents all program graduates from this 19-year period who were teaching in New Jersey public schools. The program samples this large range due to the small number of program graduates, and evaluation data are aggregated by the state to ensure confidentiality.  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. The average SGO score for the group (n=20) was 3.73 on the four-point scale.

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. The average School Year Evaluation Score for the group (n=20) was 3.61 on the four-point scale.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 2: Satisfaction of employers

The program administered a survey to employers on March 29, 2023 of program graduates from the Fall 2011 to Fall 2022. Surveys were sent to 7 employers identified for the 19 alumni survey respondents who are currently teaching. The employer response rate was 86%. 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 our program graduates on a four-point scale. No employers rated program graduates as “Basic” or “Unsatisfactory”.  The average rating was 3.5 on a four point scale, with the following distribution of responses:

Distinguished -- teacher is recognized within your immediate organization as skilled and can assist others in their development 50%
Proficient -- teacher is able to successfully complete tasks, though help from an expert may be required from time to time for continued growth 50%
Basic -- teacher understands and can discuss terminology, concepts, principles and issues, is building experience in implementation, but still benefits from coaching and feedback 0%
Unsatisfactory -- teacher has a fundamental knowledge or an understanding of concepts and/or techniques, but has had minimal experience in implementation and requires substantial coaching and support 0%

CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 3: Candidate competency at completion

Program completers for the 2022-23 academic year had a 100% pass rate for the Praxis subject area tests (see Title II Reporting).  By satisfying the program requirements, all program completers were eligible to meet licensing and state requirements.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be hired

Of the 2022-23 cohort completers (n=4), 75% secured jobs in teaching positions relating to their preparation, while 25% chose to pursue a non-teaching job related to education.