Educator Preparation Quality

bluffton University's educAtor preparation performance

Ohio Educator Preparation Performance Reports
High-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. To continuously improve the quality of educator preparation programs in Ohio, the Ohio Revised Code requires the Chancellor of Higher Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish and publish metrics for institutions of higher education that prepare educators and other school personnel.

The identification of metrics and the report format were developed in collaboration with representatives from the public and private educator preparation institutions in Ohio, state agencies, and organizations. The Ohio Department of Higher Education works with the Ohio Department of Education and higher education institutions to collect data on metrics for the annual reports.

2017 Performance report summary
2016 Ohio performance reports 
2015 report overview (pdf)
2013-14 report summary (pdf)

Title II Report of the Quality of Teacher Preparation
In order to be approved for an initial teaching license in Ohio, candidates must complete an Ohio Department of Higher Education approved Educator Preparation Program and must pass educator licensure exams. The Ohio Assessments for Educators measure professional (pedagogical) knowledge and subject-specific content knowledge of candidates. 

Passage rates on the OAEs are posted on the Title II website for 2012-2013, 2013-1014, 2014-2015.  Pass rates for Bluffton University candidates can be found at:  or Pass Rates for the Ohio Assessments for Educators.

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Eight Annual Reporting Measures
CAEP has identified eight measures used to provide information to the public on program impact and program outcome and consumer information. The measures with Bluffton evidence for each measure follow.

CAEP’s Four Measures of Program Impact

CAEP’S FOUR MEASURES OF PROGRAM outcome and consumer information