CAEP Annual Measures

Why is CAEP Accreditation important?

The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP’s mission is to advance equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning. CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation programs that has been recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation since it began.

CAEP Annual Reporting Measure

UT Martin’s Educator Preparation Program prepares and reports on educators for initial and advanced state licensure. CAEP has identified Annual Reporting Measures upon which the EPP must report and make data publicly available on an annual basis. The reporting measures are divided into two categories: Impact Measures (impact on P-12 learning and development, indicators of teaching effectiveness, satisfaction of employers and employment milestones, and satisfaction of completers) and Outcomes Measures (graduation rates, ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II for initial and advanced levels, ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared, and student loan default rates and other consumer information. The process involved in the reporting of these annual measures allows us to continually reflect and implement changes in order to better prepare teacher candidates and ensure quality in educator preparation.

Impact Measures

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

To address Measure 1, Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness, UTM EPP analyzes data from the Tennessee Department of Education Annual Reports, TVAAS scores, and UT Martin’s Educator Preparation Program Report Card.

 

“Teachers impact every other profession in our state by developing people — equipping students with the critical knowledge, tools, and skills they need to succeed in post-secondary education, careers, and beyond. The knowledge and skills taught in educator preparation programs are vital to ensuring every student in Tennessee has a well-prepared teacher from Day 1 in the classroom. The Report Card uses multiple metrics to provide information about teacher and leader preparation in the state to shine a spotlight on each provider's strengths and areas to continue to grow.

 

In 2007, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation requiring the publication of a report on key metrics of educator preparation providers throughout the state. Several aspects of the report card are required by that legislation, including indicators: placement and retention rates, scores on licensure exams, and teacher effect data based on Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores. The report card also includes other key priority areas for the State Board. This information can help providers make program improvements and provide the public with information on important aspects of educator preparation in the state.”

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

To address Measure 2, Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness, UTM EPP analyzes data from the Tennessee Department of Education Annual Reports, TVAAS scores, and UT Martin’s Educator Preparation Program Report Card.

 

“Teachers impact every other profession in our state by developing people — equipping students with the critical knowledge, tools, and skills they need to succeed in post-secondary education, careers, and beyond. The knowledge and skills taught in educator preparation programs are vital to ensuring every student in Tennessee has a well-prepared teacher from Day 1 in the classroom. The Report Card uses multiple metrics to provide information about teacher and leader preparation in the state to shine a spotlight on each provider's strengths and areas to continue to grow.

 

In 2007, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation requiring the publication of a report on key metrics of educator preparation providers throughout the state. Several aspects of the report card are required by that legislation, including indicators: placement and retention rates, scores on licensure exams, and teacher effect data based on Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores. The report card also includes other key priority areas for the State Board. This information can help providers make program improvements and provide the public with information on important aspects of educator preparation in the state.”

Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers

UTM EPP collects and analyzes data from an Employer Satisfaction Survey to address Measure 3, Satisfaction of Employers.

Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers

To address Measure 4, Satisfaction of Completers, UTM EPP collects and analyzes data from Candidate Exit Surveys and Alumni Surveys. These surveys are distributed annually. The completer and alumni respond to statements indicating their level of satisfaction with the preparation received from the EPP.

Outcome Measures

Measure 5: Graduation Rates (Initial and Advanced Levels)

UTM EPP reports annually on student outcomes such as graduation rates, retention rates, and completer/appeals data for initial and advanced licensure programs.

Measure 6: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing (Certification) and Any Additional State Requirements, Title II (Initial and Advanced Levels)

To be considered as a completer with UTM’s EPP and be considered for licensure, candidates must pass state-mandated content and pedagogy tests (Praxis tests) for their licensure area. The Praxis exams are administered through Pearson Assessments. Results are monitored and reported annually for the university and compared to state results. Institutional pass rates are generated by the Title II report and are calculated based on Tennessee’s Cutscores.

Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for which They Have Prepared (Initial and Advanced Levels)

To address Measure 7, Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for which They Have Prepared, UTM EPP analyzes data from the Tennessee Department of Education Annual Reports and UT Martin’s Educator Preparation Program Report Card.

 

“Teachers impact every other profession in our state by developing people — equipping students with the critical knowledge, tools, and skills they need to succeed in post-secondary education, careers, and beyond. The knowledge and skills taught in educator preparation programs are vital to ensuring every student in Tennessee has a well-prepared teacher from Day 1 in the classroom. The Report Card uses multiple metrics to provide information about teacher and leader preparation in the state to shine a spotlight on each provider's strengths and areas to continue to grow.

 

In 2007, the Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation requiring the publication of a report on key metrics of educator preparation providers throughout the state. Several aspects of the report card are required by that legislation, including indicators: placement and retention rates, scores on licensure exams, and teacher effect data based on Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System (TVAAS) scores. The report card also includes other key priority areas for the State Board. This information can help providers make program improvements and provide the public with information on important aspects of educator preparation in the state.”

Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information (Initial and Advanced Levels)

The Office of Federal Student Aid, under the direction of the US Department of Education, publishes official Federal Cohort Default Rates once per year. A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or Direct Loan Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year, October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

EPP Data Guidebook

The UTM EPP Data Guidebook provides more data regarding each of the programs. The EPP uses this information for program reviews and improvements. Some of the information is also available in the CAEP Annual Measures links.

 

2019-2020 EPP Data Guidebook

2018-19 EPP Data Guidebook

2017-18 EPP Data Guidebook

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