CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The information on this page presents the eight annual reporting measures as required by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 

1. Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

The Educator Preparation Program at UNA utilizes 3 measures to evaluate our completers impact on P-12 learning and development.

1) In collaboration with our P-12 partners, the UNA EPP designs and implements case studies to examine completer impact on P-12 learning and development. Case study data is described in the document linked below.

Case Study: Evaluating Initial Completers' Impact on P-12 Student Learning

2) In addition to our case studies, the EPP also uses state provided self-evaluation data to measure impact on P-12 learning and development. Please see the most recent analysis below.

ALSDE-Provided Completer Self-Evaluation Data Analysis

3) The EPP purchased the Tripod Survey as a third measure of Impact on P-12 learning and development, specifically P-12 student perceptions of completer impact. 
     Tripod Surveys measure P-12 student perception of completer effectiveness. Each spring, the EPP administers the Tripod survey to students in recent completers' classrooms. Tripod surveys measure the 7 C's of Effective Teaching: Care, Confer, Captivate, Clarify, Consolidate, Challenge and Classroom Management. The data for the Tripod Surveys are linked in the table below.

Analysis of Tripod Results for Learning and Development

Tripod Data
SemesterReports
Spring 2020

Tripod Early Elementary District Report-Redacted-Spring 2020

Tripod Upper Elementary District Report-Redacted-Spring 2020

Tripod Middle School District Report-Redacted-Spring 2020

Tripod High School District Report-Redacted-Spring 2020
Spring 2019

Tripod Early Elementary District Report-Redacted-Spring 2019

Tripod Upper Elementary District Report-Redacted-Spring 2019

Tripod Middle School District Report-Redacted-Spring 2019

Tripod High School District Report-Redacted-Spring 2019

4) Other Examples
UNA graduates in music education positively impact student performance in local school systems.

2. Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

The UNA Educator Preparation Program utilizes three measures to evaluate completer impact on P-12 learning and development.

1) In collaboration with our P-12 partners, the UNA EPP designs and implements case studies to examine completer teaching effectiveness. Case study data is described in the document linked below.

Case Study: Evaluating Initial Completers' Impact on P-12 Student Learning

2) The EPP also considers State-provided teacher self-evaluation data to measure completer teaching effectiveness. Please see the most recent analysis below.

ALSDE-Provided Completer Self-Evaluation Data Analysis

3) The EPP administers the Tripod Survey as a third measure of completer teaching effectiveness, collecting data on P-12 student perceptions of completer efficacy. Tripod Surveys measure P-12 student perceptions of completer effectiveness. Each spring, the EPP administers the Tripod survey to students in recent completers' classrooms. Tripod surveys measure the 7 C's of Effective Teaching: Care, Confer, Captivate, Clarify, Consolidate, Challenge and Classroom Management. 
Please see the most recent Tripod Survey analysis and data below.

Analysis of Tripod Results for Teaching Effectiveness

Tripod Data
SemesterReports
Spring 2020

Tripod Early Elementary District Report-Redacted-Spring 2020

Tripod Upper Elementary District Report-Redacted-Spring 2020

Tripod Middle School District Report-Redacted-Spring 2020

Tripod High School District Report-Redacted-Spring 2020
Spring 2019

Tripod Early Elementary District Report-Redacted-Spring 2019

Tripod Upper Elementary District Report-Redacted-Spring 2019

Tripod Middle School District Report-Redacted-Spring 2019

Tripod High School District Report-Redacted-Spring 2019

3. Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

A) ALACTE Survey for Employers of New Teachers
     The following data were provided to the EPP by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) for initial licensure completers. The State collected the data by administering a survey that was designed by the Alabama Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (ALACTE). ALSDE collected data from public school districts across the state. The data for 2017-2018 are presented below in the following three ways: (1) Survey results with all data, (2) Aggregate survey results from only UNA, and (3) Disaggregated survey results, by program. The 2018-2019 data compares both all institutions and UNA in the same document but does not provide data disaggregated by licensure.
     Survey results indicate high employer satisfaction with recent UNA completers across all programs. The only categories with areas for growth include classroom management and readiness to teach English Language Learners. The EPP, in collaboration with P-12 partners, has implemented curricular and clinical adjustments to strengthen these areas of candidate preparation.

4. Satisfaction of Completers

A) ALACTE In-Service Teacher Survey
     The following data were provided to the EPP by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) for initial licensure completers. The State collected the data by administering a survey that was designed by the Alabama Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (ALACTE). ALSDE collected data from public school districts across the state. The data for 2017-2018 are presented below in the following three ways: (1) Survey results with all data, (2) Aggregate survey results from only UNA, and (3) Disaggregated survey results, by program. The 2018-2019 data compares both all institutions and UNA in the same document but does not provide data disaggregated by licensure.
     Survey results across all programs indicate high completer satisfaction with their UNA preparation. The only categories with areas for growth include classroom management and readiness to teach English Language Learners. These data are consistent with employer survey results. The EPP, in collaboration with P-12 partners, has implemented curricular and clinical adjustments to strengthen these areas of candidate preparation.

5. Graduation Rates and Title II Reports

A) Graduation Rates
     The below graduation rates were calculated using data provided to Educator Preparation by our office of Institutional Research and were calculated in the same manner as the rates that can be found on their site here.
     Below are Graduation Rates for both Undergraduate and Graduate Students. These files contain information on overall rates as well as the rates for each program area, where available.

Overall Undergraduate Graduation Rates

Overall Graduate Graduation Rates

B) Title II Reports
        Title II is a federal policy oriented toward “Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals” For more information, please visit their site at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg20.html

Below is a link to our Title II reports for several academic years

Title II Reports

6. Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements and Additional State Requirements

The state of Alabama requirements vary depending on licensure. Below is a document which details some of the general requirements for certification for various licensure levels. Specific program requirements should be discussed with the college certification officer.

Certification Requirements

Over 95% of our program completers are recommended for certification upon graduation.

Of the many state requirements, GPA, Praxis, and edTPA are all requirements which we can measure.

A) GPA requirements
        Data concerning GPA will be posted by the end of Summer 2020.

B) Praxis Core Academic Skills
        For information on the Praxis core, please visit https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/core/
 
       Data concerning Praxis Core will be posted by the end of Summer 2020.

C) Praxis Subject Assessments
       For information on the Praxis Subject Assessments, please visit https://www.ets.org/praxis/about/subject?WT.ac=31040_praxis_about_praxisii
 
      Data concerning Praxis Subject Assessments will be posted by the end of Summer 2020.

D) edTPA
        For information about the edTPA, please visit https://www.edtpa.com/
        The link below contains information about our edTPA pass rates

7. Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared

Our EPP surveys graduating seniors and recent graduates each semester to track employment trends. Additionally, the Alabama State Department of Education provides completer employment trends for recent completers hired in public schools in Alabama. 

A) ALSDE Data
     The completer employment information provided to the EPP by the Alabama State Department of Education includes only completers employed by public schools in Alabama. Data does not include completers hired by private schools or out of state. 
     The percentage hired immediately after graduation relatively is low but increases over time as students are able to apply to open positions and obtain interviews.

Percentage of UNA Initial Completers Hired in Alabama Public Schools

8. Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

A) Student Loan Default Rates (Initial and Advanced)
        The U.S. Department of Education releases official 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 William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. The student loan default rates for all schools can be found here

B) Cost of Attendance
        Below is a link to the University webpage with information about tuition and fees.

C) Scholarships
        Both the University and College of Education and Human Sciences offer scholarships to students in an effort to help offset the cost of the student’s education. Below are links to the UNA’s Financial Aid page as well as a link to the list of Endowed Scholarships offered by the College of Education and Human Sciences and their criteria.

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