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Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Annual Reporting Measures

The College of Education – Professional Education Unit at the State University of New York at Fredonia is proud to be the first institution of higher education in the state of New York to meet all five of the 2013 CAEP Standards and one of the first institutions in the nation to be fully accredited through CAEP. Our current program effectiveness measures are listed below and we invite you to compare these data with other educator preparation institutions.

 

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CAEP Accreditation Resources 

 

REPORTING MEASURES

Teacher performance in New York State is measured through the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) program. The following link provides general APPR information and current statistics for New York State teacher performance: NY State APPR

In 2014, the Fredonia College of Education began an annual P-12 Impact Case Study Project which was designed to provide us with an up-close look at the impact our completers have on P-12 student learning. The focus of these earlier Case Study Projects was our program completer APPR performance (NY State APPR). For the current 2018-2019 Case Study Project, we expanded our focus beyond APPR and are now looking at completer use of High Leverage Practices. College of Education faculty and graduate students are working with a purposefully selected sample of Fredonia alumni who have invited us into their classrooms to demonstrate how they are implementing the various High Leverage Practices learned during their teacher preparation programs. Results from the 2018-2019 P-12 Impact Case Study Project will be posted in summer 2019. The information from our newly designed annual Case Study Project is expected to contribute to our ongoing program improvement efforts.

1. Employer Satisfaction with Teaching Effectiveness

The College of Education Annual Employer Survey provides important feedback on employer satisfaction with Fredonia-trained teacher effectiveness 

Results from the AY 2018-2019 Employer Survey (n = 31 School Districts were surveyed with a response rate of 50%)

  • 92% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers do a great job at "building positive relationships with learners and their families"
  • 92% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers "present content in clear and meaningful ways to help all students learn"
  • 88% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers "effectively manage their classroom environment"
  • 77% of employers reported that Fredonia trained teachers "use a variety of instructional strategies to promote student learning"

Results from the AY 2017-2018 Employer Survey (n = 40 School Districts were surveyed with a response rate of 78%) 

  • 92% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers do a great job at "building positive relationships with learners and their families"
  • 92% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers "present content in clear and meaningful ways to help all students learn"
  • 97% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers "effectively manage their classroom environment"
  • 94% of employers reported that Fredonia trained teachers "use a variety of instructional strategies to promote student learning"

Results from the AY 2016-2017 Employer Survey (n = 125 School Districts were surveyed with a response rate of  57% - after AY 16/17 only our regional partner school districts were surveyed) 

  • 97% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers do a great job at "building positive relationships with learners and their families"
  • 87% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers "present content in clear and meaningful ways to help all students learn"
  • 89% of employers reported that Fredonia-trained teachers "effectively manage their classroom environment"
  • 89% of employers reported that Fredonia trained teachers "use a variety of instructional strategies to promote student learning"

2. Student Teaching Evaluation Results

The College of Education provides high quality and clinically rich programs that facilitate the individual growth, competencies, and professionalism of our student teachers. As seen in the table below, a very high percentage of our student teachers successfully complete their full-time student teaching which is a meaningful measure of teaching effectiveness.

Initial Certification Programs; Student Teaching Completion Rates
Academic Year Student Teaching Completers % Not Meeting Target Performance % Meeting Target Performance
2018-2019 TBD TBD TBD
2017-2018 114 <1% 99%
2016-2017 173 <1% 99%
2015-2016 180 0% 100%
Advanced Certification Programs: Student Teaching Completion Rates
2018-2019 TBD TBD TBD
2017-2018 14 0% 100%
2016-2017 7 0% 100%
2015-2016 13 0% 100%

Employer Satisfaction Survey

The College of Education Annual Employer Survey provides important feedback on employer satisfaction

School district employers who participated in our AY 2018-2019 survey (n = 31 School Districts were surveyed with a response rate of 50%) indicated high levels of satisfaction with our Fredonia trained teachers

  • 93% of employers would hire a Fredonia trained teacher in the future
  • 100% of employers said of all the teachers they have hired, those trained at Fredonia are among the best prepared
  • 100% of employers said Fredonia trained teachers have overall good or excellent preparation to assume the various teacher responsibilities

School district employers who participated in our AY 2017-2018 survey (n = 40 School Districts were surveyed with a response rate of 78%) indicated high levels of satisfaction with our Fredonia trained teachers

  • 100% of employers would hire a Fredonia trained teacher in the future
  • 100% of employers said of all the teachers they have hired, those trained at Fredonia are among the best prepared
  • 100% of employers said Fredonia trained teachers have overall good or excellent preparation to assume the various teacher responsibilities

School district employers who participated in our AY 2016-2017 survey (n = 125 School Districts were surveyed with a response rate of 57%) indicated high levels of satisfaction with our Fredonia trained teachers

  • 92% of employers would hire a Fredonia trained teacher in the future
  • 98% of employers said of all the teachers they have hired, those trained at Fredonia are among the best prepared
  • 97% of employers said Fredonia trained teachers have overall good or excellent preparation to assume the various teacher responsibilities

1. Student Exit Survey

The College of Education Annual Exit Survey provides important feedback on student satisfaction at the time of their program completion. Students who complete their program of study in the Fall and Spring semesters are surveyed. Exit Survey results from Fall 2016 through Spring 2018 (n = 284 program completers with a 74% response rate) show high levels of satisfaction with their Fredonia program of study in terms of:

  • ability to provide students multiple ways of understanding the content being taught
  • ability to develop effective learning plans
  • ability to reflect on and adjust their teaching practice to enhance learning
  • ability to adjust their teaching practice to accommodate specific learner needs
  • ability to use information technology to effectively deliver instruction
  • ability to collaborate with other professionals to support student learning

2. Alumni Survey

The College of Education Annual Alumni Survey provides feedback on Alumni satisfaction with their Fredonia program of study three years after graduation. Results from the AY 2018-2019 Alumni Survey (n = 173 completers with a 20% response rate) reported that:

  • Fredonia alumni are most satisfied with their ability to reflect on and adjust their teaching practice to enhance learning
  • Fredonia alumni are most satisfied with their ability to accommodate specific learner needs
  • Fredonia alumni are most satisfied with their knowledge of how students learn
  • Fredonia alumni are to a great extent satisfied with their ability to provide students multiple ways to understand the content being taught

3. Institutional Alumni Survey

Institutional Alumni Survey Results

  Graduation from the Department Graduation from the Institution
Freshman 4-year 5-year 6-year 4-year 5-year 6-year
Initial cohort N # Rate # Rate # Rate # Rate # Rate # Rate
Fall 2013 86 41 47.7% 47 54.7%     50 58.1% 61 70.9%    
Fall 2012 96 46 47.9% 60 62.5% 61 63.5% 58 60.4% 74 77.1% 76 79.2%

 

Our program completers consistently exceed the required 80% pass rate on the New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE)

  • 2017 – 2018 Pass Rate   93%
  • 2016 - 2017  Pass Rate   97%
  • 2015 – 2016 Pass Rate   89%

The College of Education Annual Alumni Survey for 2018-2019 provides some insight into the degree to which our program completers are able to be hired in education positions for which they have been trained (n = 173 Alumni Surveyed with a 20% response rate). Of course, our position is that completion of a high-quality program combined with successful completion of all New York State licensure requirements makes Fredonia completers very competitive in regional, state, and National job searches. Results from the 2018-2019 Alumni Survey indicate that:

  • Approximately 97% of our program completers will immediately enter into education positions related to their certification area after graduation
  • Approximately 75% will work as a teacher in a public school
  • Approximately 6% will work as a teacher in a private school
  • Approximately 16% will work as a substitute teacher

Results from the AY 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Alumni Surveys were comparable. However, the response rates did not meet the CAEP required 20% and as such are not reported.

Fredonia’s official Cohort Default Rate (CDR) for the most recent years are:

2016 - 4.8%

2015 – 4.7%

2014 – 4.0%

 

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