Candidate Performance Data
The College of Education’s assessment system features data collection from a variety of sources including performance assessments and satisfaction surveys. Systematic analysis of these data sources drive continuous improvement in the College of Education’s teacher preparation programs.
The AUM College of Education recognizes that the development of a competent, committed, and reflective educator means the development of a Professional Educator.
Candidate Performance Data
In compliance with CAEP accreditation requirements, each Education Preparation Provider (EPP) is required to provide the public with indicators of program outcome and impact. These indicators serve as an accreditation resource for monitoring AUM’s performance as compared to established benchmarks. At the same time, the following reported measures provide prospective candidates, policymakers, the media, and CAEP with evidence of our completers’ performance in P-12 schools and consumer information associated with program outcome.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) issued a waiver to Alabama on June 9, 2021 waiving the requirement of reporting accountability results for the 2020-2021 school year. No data was available for the EPP to report both initial and advanced programs for the 2020-2021 academic cycle. The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) will discontinue the STAR assessment. Data has not been provided for the 2021-2022 year. Therefore, in the future the EPP will discuss alternative assessment methods for reporting completer’s effectiveness for the year of 2023.
The employer satisfaction survey evaluated the same items assessed by first-year completers and consists of 21 items based on the InTASC Learning Progressions and five indicators specific to Alabama. The survey was administered by the ALSDE and data analyzed and reported to the College of Education. The EPP utilized an EPP created survey to obtain employer satisfaction for Advanced completers.
The EPP has conducted employer satisfaction survey for advanced programs in early 2023. However, the survey platform (Qualtrics) was lost due to changes of IT system in the university IT department. The EPP will work to restore the data or rebuild the platform for a new survey process.
The College of Education at AUM utilizes multiple measures to measure candidates’ competency at completion. The combination includes an EPP-created measure (AUM Common Internship Rubric) and proprietary measures required by the state for certification (edTPA and PRAXIS). Descriptions of each assessments are provided below.
The EPP is in the process of customizing the assessment instruments for competency at completion for Advanced programs. Permission was granted in August 2022 to utilize and adapt proprietary instruments. The EPP will report this data after the survey is completed and distributed.
The College of Education utilized a survey to obtain data on the employment status of all completers for initial and advanced programs. The results for both are included below.
The EPP has conducted employment survey for initial and advanced programs in 2022. However, the survey platform (Qualtrics) was lost due to changes of IT system in the university IT department. The EPP will work to restore the data or rebuild the platform for a new survey process.
Title II of the Higher Education Act requires schools of education to submit annual reports on the quality of teacher preparation in initial teacher certification programs. Reporting is for candidates who complete either a B.S. in initial teaching programs or an M.Ed. in initial teaching programs. The reporting period is September 1–August 31.
These reports include information on:
States in turn are required to report to the U.S. Department of Education information on certification and licensure requirements, pass rates on state assessments disaggregated and ranked by institution, and other information. The state reports are accessible through the Web at https://title2.ed.gov/View.asp.
Alabama State Department of Education Admissions (ALSDE)
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) requires colleges/schools of education to submit annual reports on the number of candidates unconditionally admitted to each State approved program. The reporting period is September 1 – August 31.