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CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) has developed eight annual reporting measures for Educator Preparation Providers (EPP), which are used to provide information to the public on program outcome and program impact.

Please note that the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) does not provide EPPs access to impact on P-12 Learning and Development and Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness data.

Below are the eight reporting measures for the University of Richmond’s initial and advanced licensure programs with links to data or procedures that provide evidence for each measure.

Impact of P-12 Learning & Development

The EPP works with Teacher Education Program completers from 1-3 years after graduation to collect impact on student learning and development data. In Spring 2019, the EPP assigned one adjunct faculty member and trained University Supervisor the role of collecting completer’s Virginia Uniform Performance Standard Summative Evaluations. Included in the Summative Evaluation are administrators’ rating of teachers on the VUPS standards. Specifically, VUPS Standard 7, Student Academic Progress assess “the work of the teacher results in acceptable, measurable, and appropriate student academic progress.” Of the four completers data collected in Spring 2019, two graduated in Fall 2017, one graduated in Spring 2018, and one graduated in Fall 2018. Results will be published at the end of Spring 2019. In addition to these data, the Spring 2019 completer survey asks completers to self-report their principal's Summative Evaluation of VUPS Standard 7.

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

The EPP works with Teacher Education Program completers from 1-3 years after graduation to collect indicators of teaching effectiveness. In Spring 2019, the EPP assigned one adjunct faculty member and trained University Supervisor the role of collecting the Virginia Uniform Performance Standard Summative Evaluations on all seven indicators of effectiveness. In addition to the seven VUPS Standards, the adjunct faculty member and trained University Supervisor utilized the EPP's final evaluation tool to observe completers in the field. Of the four completers, two graduated in Fall 2017, one graduated in Spring 2018, and one graduated in Fall 2018. These results will be published in Summer 2019.

Satisfaction of Employers

The EPP collects data on employer satisfaction through annual surveys completed by Teacher Education Program completers’ principals and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program completers’ administrators. Current job placement and contact information are collected via the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) report on completers working in Commonwealth of Virginia public schools. Additional contact information was collected by the Director of Field Experience and chair of the Education Leadership and Policy Studies Program. The 2018 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Employer Survey had a 100% response rate, and the 2018 Teacher Education Program Employer Survey had a 41% response rate.

Satisfaction of Completers

The EPP is currently fielding the 2019 completer surveys to Teacher Education Program completers and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies completers. The EPP conducted both a Teacher Education Program and an Educational Leadership and Policy Studies focus group at the Spring 2019 Education Advisory Board. The EPP is using data collected from these focus groups in current program realignment to the Regulations Governing the Review and Approval of Education Programs in Virginia due in August of 2020. In addition to focus groups and completer surveys, the EPP has collected exit surveys in both the Teacher Education Program and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program.

Graduation Rates

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies programs are designed for adult students who are usually employed and who wish to continue their education or advance in their current profession. The majority of SPCS programs are designed to be pursued part-time (excluding the bachelor's degree completion programs). This unique mission allows adult students to pursue their education at a customized pace to fit their individual needs. Students are usually able to successfully complete their program within the time period allowed for each program. Of the 2013 entering class, students enrolled in the bachelor's degree programs on campus completed their degree programs within 7.5 to 18.5 semesters. Students in the graduate certificate programs completed their certificate program within 4 to 5.4 semesters, while students in the master's degree programs completed their programs in 5.6 to 7.2 semesters. For undergraduate students completing the Teacher Education Minor leading to licensure in the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Richmond, the overall undergraduate 4-year graduation rate is 85%.

Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements

During the 2017-2018 Academic Year, the EPP had 41 Teacher Education Program completers earn a total of 47 individual endorsements. The EPP had 31 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies completers with 23 seeking the Administration and Supervision enforcement. Note that the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program includes candidates who are on a non-licensure track.

Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provides the EPP with data on completers working in Commonwealth of Virginia public schools. From the VDOE 2018 Report including candidates graduating in the years 2015-2017, 77% of our Educational Leadership completers were employed by a Commonwealth of Virginia public school at the June 1, 2018 report deadline. Additionally, candidates graduating in the years 2015-2017, 60% of our Teacher Education Program completers were employed by a Commonwealth of Virginia school at the June 1, 2018 report deadline. Note these results do not consider candidates not teaching in the Commonwealth, nor candidates who began employment after the June 1st report deadline. Data collected by our Director of Field Experience for the Teacher Education Program at a year out from the 2017-2018 academic year found that 90% of Teacher Education Program completers were employed in teaching positions. A total of 22% of completers who currently teach were employed at an independent or education non-profit school (Faison). One additional Teacher Education Program completer is on a Fulbright Scholarship teaching in Malaysia. In a review of all Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program completers, 54% have received a promotion to a leadership role. Leadership roles include Head of School, Principal, Associate Principal, Dean of Students, Specialist, Project Manager, Program Director, Coordinator, Senior Teacher, and other roles in Central Office or School Administration.

In addition to data on completers hired in education positions, the EPP tracks Teacher Education Program and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies completer awards.

Teacher Education Program Completers Awards
Award Year Award Type Graduation Term School & Division
2018-19 Teacher of the Year Fall 2014 Hungary Creek Middle School (Henrico County)
2018-19 Teacher of the Year Fall 2017 Bon Air Elementary School (Chesterfield County)
2018-19 First Year Teacher of the Year Fall 2017 Baker Elementary School (Henrico County)
2018-19 First Year Teacher of the Year Spring 2018 Moody Middle School (Henrico County)
2018-19 First Year Teacher of the Year Spring 2018 Pocahontas Middle School (Henrico County)
2018-19 First Year Teacher of the Year Fall 2018 Trevvett Elementary School (Henrico County)

 

Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Program Completers Awards
Award Year Award Type Graduation Year Division
2016-17 R.E.B Award for Teaching Excellence 2016 Richmond City
2017-18 National Social Studies Teacher of the Year 2017 Chesterfield County
2018-19 Swansboro Elementary Teacher of the Year 2018 Richmond City

 

Completer's Continuing Education

From the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program, the EPP has verified that 12 completers are currently enrolled or have completed EdD, PhD, or JD programs.

Consumer Information

The University of Richmond provides data required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act and the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Council of Higher Education. Please contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness or University of Richmond Financial Aid for questions regarding University of Richmond consumer data.

Contact

Please contact Joel Hanel for questions related to the CAEP Annual Reporting Measures.