Educator Preparation Quality
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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.
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.
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 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
- Completers' impact on P-12 learning and development
- Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness
Ohio Teacher Evaluation System
- Satisfaction of Employers
- Results of completer surveys
Teacher Residency Program Statewide survey of Ohio Resident Educators' Reflection on their EPP
CAEP’S FOUR MEASURES OF PROGRAM
Outcome and consumer information
- Graduation rates
Candidates leaving the EPP after admission to Gate 1
Candidates successfully completing student teaching
Candidates in advanced programs successfully completing the program
- Ability of completers to meet licensing requirements
Completers who earned a teaching license
- Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they were prepared
Completers who were able to be hired in education positions
- Student loan default rates and other consumer information
Bluffton’s most recent official and public 3-year default rate is 6.2% from the 2017 Fiscal Year.
Ohio beginning teacher salaries