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Annual CAEP Reports

CAEP 5 Standards and 8 Annual Reporting Measurements.

American College of Education provides public information on the standards, impact and outcome measures identified by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The CAEP has five standards, and eight annual reporting measures, which are used to provide information to the public on program outcome and program impact. Following is the list of the CAEP standards and measures with links to the provided data on the Education Program Provider (EPP) annual reporting measures.

CAEP Standards

Standard 1. Content and Pedagogical Knowledge: The provider ensures that candidates develop a deep understanding of the critical concepts and principles of their discipline and, by completion, are able to use discipline-specific practices flexibly to advance the learning of all students toward attainment of college- and career-readiness standards.

Standard 2. Clinical Partnerships and Practice: The provider ensures that effective partnerships and high-quality clinical practice are central to preparation so that candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to demonstrate positive impact on all P-12 students’ learning and development.

Standard 3. Candidate Quality, Recruitment, and Selectivity: The provider demonstrates that the quality of candidates is a continuing and purposeful part of its responsibility from recruitment, at admission, through the progression of courses and clinical experiences, and to decisions that completers are prepared to teach effectively and are recommended for certification. The provider demonstrates that development of candidate quality is the goal of educator preparation in all phases of the program. This process is ultimately determined by a program’s meeting of Standard 4.

Standard 4. Program Impact: The provider demonstrates the impact of its completers on P-12 student learning and development, classroom instruction, and schools, and the satisfaction of its completers with the relevance and effectiveness of their preparation.

Standard 5. Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement: The provider maintains a quality assurance system comprised of valid data from multiple measures, including evidence of candidates’ and completers’ positive impact on P-12 student learning and development. The provider supports continuous improvement that is sustained and evidence-based, and that evaluates the effectiveness of its completers. The provider uses the results of inquiry and data collection to establish priorities, enhance program elements and capacity, and test innovations to improve completers’ impact on P-12 student learning and development.


CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning & Development

The EPP completers’ impact on P-12 student learning is measured through principal survey data provided by the Indiana Department of Education (INDOE) and through case studies conducted by the EPP.

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Teaching effectiveness for the EPP completers is measured through teaching effectiveness ratings for teachers in their first 3 years of employment.  The data are provided by the Indiana Department of Education (INDOE) and the EPP through observation data for program completers.

Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

Satisfaction data from employers are collected through EPP and INDOE employer surveys.

Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers

Satisfaction data from completers are collected through EPP and INDOE teacher surveys.

Measure 5: Graduation Rates

Graduation rates are calculated and reported by the EPP.

Measure 6: Abilities of Completers to Meet Licensing (certification) and any Additional State Requirements; Title II

Licensure data are reported as certification exam pass rates.  Data is collected from state testing portals.

Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared

Employment data is collected by the EPP through the use of surveys.

Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

In alignment with the college’s goal to provide access to affordable programs without students incurring significant debt, the EPP does not participate in U.S. Department of Education (USDE) Title IV federal loan programs.  Therefore, the EPP does not receive 3-year student cohort default rates from the USDE.  Additional information is available on the ACE website at Affordable Education Without Relying on Title IV Funding and Student Right to Know.

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