CAEP Accreditation Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) policy has eight annual reporting measures to provide information to the public on the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) program impacts and outcomes.

Impact Measures (CAEP Standard 4)

Measure 1:  Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)

  • High effectiveness ratings for completers from their principals provide one measure of impact of P-12 learning and development. One third of the evaluated completers over the past three years earned a “highly effective” rating and the other two thirds were rated “effective”.

Measure 2:  Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

  • Effectiveness ratings provided by school administrators in Michigan for the 2018-2019 academic year were available for nine completers. Three completers were rated as highly effective and six were rated as effective.
  • The lack of effectiveness ratings for the other completers is due to being out of the state of Michigan (5 completers), getting their first job this school year (3 completers), and working in a private school (1 completer).

Measure 3:  Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3)

Satisfaction of Employers:

  • Of the nine completers rated for their effectiveness by their school administrations, all nine scored at the effective or highly effective rank.

Employment Milestones:

  • 18 of 19 completers (95%) over the past three years accepted teaching positions within the first school year that they were looking for a teaching job after graduation.
  • 10 out of 10 completers (100%) over the past three years were retained in the same position for their second school year as a teacher.
  • 2 out of 5 completers (40%) over the past three years stayed in the same position with the same school district for their first three years of teaching.
  • One completer from the past three years has been promoted to an ISD teaching position.

Measure 4:  Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4)

The university graduate survey data from June 2019 had only one teacher education completer respond to the question related to satisfaction of completers. While the completer gave the highest rating, survey return rate is insufficient for program improvement. We will be developing a School of Education survey for completers and begin gathering data with the 2019-2020 cohort.

Outcome Measures

Measure 5:  Graduation Rates

Candidates apply for full acceptance to the Teacher Education program following completion of EDUC301, which is normally taken in spring of their sophomore year. We track graduation rates for each spring cohort, through to successful completion of student teaching and graduation. The three cohorts that were eligible to complete student teaching and graduate by the end of the 2018 – 2019 academic year are those accepted in Spring 2014, Spring 2015, and Spring 2016. The graduation rates for those cohorts are shown below:

  • Spring 14 cohort: 7 candidates accepted, 100% graduation rate
  • Spring 15 cohort: 11 candidates accepted, 73% graduation rate
  • Spring 16 cohort:  7 candidates accepted, 71% graduation rate

Measure 6:  Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements

The three-year pass rate for LSSU completers, on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification subject tests, required for certification in the state of Michigan is 86.1%

Measure 7:  Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared

2016-2017 Completer Data:  8 completers, all 8 have teaching positions for which they were prepared

2017-2018 Completer Data:  6 completers, 3 have teaching positions for which they were prepared, 2 moved overseas to teach ESL, 1 working outside education

2018-2019 Completer Data:  5 completers, all 5 have teaching positions for which they were prepared

2016-2019 Overall Data:  19 completers, 18 (95%) were hired for education positions (16 for which they were specifically prepared and 2 for ESL), 1 (5.3%) working in another job.

Measure 8:  Student loan default rates and other consumer information

Student loan default rate is monitored at the institutional level, rather than at the EPP level. LSSU’s most recent default rates are:

Academic Year Cohort     Default Rate

2015-16 (FY 16)                     5.2%

2014-15 (FY 15)                     6.1%

2013-14 (FY 14)                     6.8%

The LSSU default rate report is found at: