Educator Preparation Quality
bluffton'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.
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
CAEP is the sole nationally recognized accrediting body for educator preparation. Accreditation is a nongovernmental activity based on peer review that serves the dual functions of assuring quality and promoting improvement. CAEP was created by the consolidation of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.
In 2018, Bluffton was granted CAEP accreditation with no areas of improvement noted.
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CAEP Accountability Measures
CAEP has identified four 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.
- Measure 1: Completer effectiveness, Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
- Measure 1: Completer effectiveness, Teacher residency program
- Measure 1: Completer effectiveness, Value-added data
- Measure 2: Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement
- Measure 3: Candidate competency at completion
- Measure 4: Ability of completers to be hired