CAEP Annual Reporting Measures
In 2017 the following initial teacher preparation programs were granted accreditation status by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP):
Bachelor Degree with Elementary Certificate
Bachelor Degree with K-12 Certificate
Bachelor Degree with Secondary Certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with Elementary Certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with K-12 Certificate
Master of Arts in Teaching with Secondary Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with Elementary Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with K-12 Certificate
Post-Baccalaureate with Secondary Certificate
The College of Education reports annually to CAEP as part of its commitment to continuous programmatic improvement. As part of this annual report, four measures are shared publicly with stakeholders. These measures and links to supporting evidence are as follows:
- Measure 1: Completer Impact and Effectiveness
WSU 1 – 3 Year Out Completer Effectiveness Ratings - Initial Programs: The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requires public school teachers in their first three years of teaching to be evaluated and to receive educator effectiveness ratings based on those evaluations. During 2018-2019, legislation required that 25% of teacher evaluations be based on student growth and assessment data, with that percentage shifting to 40% in 2019-2020. 98.8% of first year teachers evaluated in 2021-2021 were rated as effective or highly effective.
Wayne State University has developed a plan to study the impact program completers have on P12 student learning and development. That plan is being piloted during the Winter 2022 semester and initial data will be made available to stakeholders in Fall 2022.
- Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder Involvement
Employer Survey Results - initial programs: Employer satisfaction data are collected through a Michigan Department of Education (MDE) employer survey. Survey respondents are asked to indicate if their first-year teachers, who are graduates of Wayne State University (WSU), are effective in teaching tasks and demonstrate strong professional dispositions relative to other first-year teachers. 2020-2021 survey results indicate high employer satisfaction with WSU completers.
Employer Survey Results - advanced programs: While the number of employers who completed WSU's most recent school administrator employment survey was small, 90% of respondents indicated they would consider hiring a WSU graduate for a future open position in P-12 leadership and administration. The survey will be sent out again to employers of recent WSU graduates at the start of Summer 2022, with results available to stakeholders by September 2022. Administrators who responded to the recent School Library Media employer survey strongly agreed that their Wayne State hires were prepared for the School Library Media role.
- Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Program Completion
MTTC-Initial programs: Students who wish to be awarded a Michigan teaching certificate or earn an additional endorsement must pass the appropriate subject area Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC). From August 2020-July 2021, the Wayne State University best attempt pass rate across all MTTC tests was 86.7%.
Title II: All educator preparation programs at higher education institutions receiving government funding must publish an annual Title II report. The 2022 report, which reflects the 2020-2021 academic year, will be made available Fall 2022. The 2021 report, which reflects the 2019-2020 academic year remains available to stakeholders.
Advanced Programs: Educational Leadership course-embedded assessment data collected in 2020-2021 indicate candidate competency at program completion. -100% of all candidates who took the school library media MTTC test between August 2020-July 2021 passed the exam.
- Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be hired in Education Positions for which they have been prepared
Professional Transition Survey - Initial: Because the response rate for the 2020-2021 completer Professional Transition Survey was unusually low, the reported results from this most recent survey were combined with the 2019-2020 completer survey. More than 80% of graduates who finished their studies 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 had found a permanent teaching position within three months of receiving a provisional certificate.
Advanced Programs: Since Finishing WSU's Education Leadership Program (Building and Central Office), 54% of recent completers indicated in a 2020 INSPIRE survey that they had secured P12 leadership positions. 23% had been employed as teachers, and the remaining 20% pursued employment opportunities outside P12 education. The INSPIRE survey will be administered again in summer 2022, with updated results available to stakeholders by Fall 2022. 84% of completers who responded to a School Library Media Certificate program employment survey, which was sent to 2019-2021 program completers, indicated they had found a permanent school library position before completing the program or within three months of completing the program.
Some initial certification courses serve as data collection points. Key assessments have been designed so that the related processes and products serve as evidence of candidates' professional growth in knowledge, performance, and dispositions across programs. Faculty and other stakeholders analyze collected data in ongoing fashion to improve course experiences and programs. Assessment guidelines and rubrics are available to candidates enrolled in data collection point courses at the start of the semester.