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Performance Measures

The AU Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Preparation programs are committed to continuous improvement and assessment. We make decisions based on evidence we collect and research in classrooms, field experiences, and other learning environments. We utilize data to inform program modifications and changes. Below is information regarding our measures of impact and candidate success.

Undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching Portfolio

N=50; 100% of Teacher Candidates submitted artifacts into a teaching portfolio. Because it is a graduation requirement we have 100% completion rate.

Portfolio Statistics
Standard Mean Score Median Score
Standard 1: Learner Development 2.5895 3
Standard 2: Learning Differences 2.5851 3
Standard 3: Learning Environments 2.6632 3
Standard 4: Content Knowledge 2.5474 3
Standard 5: Application of Content 2.5106 3
Standard 6: Assessment 2.7872 3
Standard 7: Planning for Instruction 2.617 3
Standard 8: Instructional Strategies 2.5579 3
Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice 2.7263 3
Standard 10: Leadership and Collaboration 2.7684 3

Special Education Masters Degree

N=19; 100% of Teacher Candidates submitted artifacts into a teaching portfolio. Because it is a graduation requirement we have 100% completion rate.

Portfolio Statistics
CEC Standard Alignment  Mean Score Median Score
Standard 6: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - Philosophy of Education 2.1316 2
Standard 1: Learner Development - LD 1 & 2 Exams 2.1579 2
Standard 3: Curricular Content Knowledge - LD 1 & 2 Exams 2.0789 2
Standard 2: Learning Environments - Case Study / Research Project 2.1053 2
Standard 4: Assessment - Case Study / Research Project 2.1351 2
Standard 5: Instructional Planning and Strategies - Task Analysis 2.0263 2
Standard 3: Curricular Content Knowledge - Teaching Reading Video 2.1053 2
Standard 5: Instructional Planning and Strategies - Teaching Reading Video 2.1081 2
Standard 3: Curricular Content Knowledge - Teaching Mathematics Video 2.0811 2
Standard 5: Instructional Planning and Strategies - Teaching Mathematics Video 2.1026 2
Standard 1: Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences - Language Sample 2.1316 2
Standard 4: Assessment - Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM) 2.1842 2
Standard 6: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - Goals Settings 2.1316 2
Standard 6: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - Behavior Management Project 2.0789 2
Standard 7: Collaboration - Behavior Management Project 2.0789 2
Conclusion 2.1842 2

 

The clinical internship includes a minimum of 67 days. The total number of clock hours required for student teaching is 470 hours.

 

Undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching Portfolio

N=50; 100% of Teacher Candidates submitted artifacts into a teaching portfolio. Because it is a graduation requirement we have 100% completion rate.

Portfolio Statistics
Standard Mean Score Median Score
Standard 1: Learner Development 2.5895 3
Standard 2: Learning Differences 2.5851 3
Standard 3: Learning Environments 2.6632 3
Standard 4: Content Knowledge 2.5474 3
Standard 5: Application of Content 2.5106 3
Standard 6: Assessment 2.7872 3
Standard 7: Planning for Instruction 2.617 3
Standard 8: Instructional Strategies 2.5579 3
Standard 9: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice 2.7263 3
Standard 10: Leadership and Collaboration 2.7684 3

Special Education Masters Degree

N=19; 100% of Teacher Candidates submitted artifacts into a teaching portfolio. Because it is a graduation requirement we have 100% completion rate.

Portfolio Statistics
CEC Standard Alignment  Mean Score Median Score
Standard 6: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - Philosophy of Education 2.1316 2
Standard 1: Learner Development - LD 1 & 2 Exams 2.1579 2
Standard 3: Curricular Content Knowledge - LD 1 & 2 Exams 2.0789 2
Standard 2: Learning Environments - Case Study / Research Project 2.1053 2
Standard 4: Assessment - Case Study / Research Project 2.1351 2
Standard 5: Instructional Planning and Strategies - Task Analysis 2.0263 2
Standard 3: Curricular Content Knowledge - Teaching Reading Video 2.1053 2
Standard 5: Instructional Planning and Strategies - Teaching Reading Video 2.1081 2
Standard 3: Curricular Content Knowledge - Teaching Mathematics Video 2.0811 2
Standard 5: Instructional Planning and Strategies - Teaching Mathematics Video 2.1026 2
Standard 1: Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences - Language Sample 2.1316 2
Standard 4: Assessment - Curriculum Based Measurement (CBM) 2.1842 2
Standard 6: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - Goals Settings 2.1316 2
Standard 6: Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - Behavior Management Project 2.0789 2
Standard 7: Collaboration - Behavior Management Project 2.0789 2
Conclusion 2.1842 2

 

The clinical internship includes a minimum of 67 days. The total number of clock hours required for student teaching is 470 hours.

 

Data is forthcoming.

Graduate Graduation Rates

2018
Graduate Program One Year Graduation Rate Two Year Graduation Rate
International Training and Education Program (MA) 12.5% 100.0%
Special Education (MA) 23.1% 76.9%
Education Policy and Leadership (MEd) 2.4% 71.2%
Teacher Education (MAT) 18.4% 71.4%
2017
Graduate Program One Year Graduation Rate Two Year Graduation Rate Three Year Graduation Rate
International Training and Education Program (MA) 4.8% 85.7% 95.2%
Special Education (MA) 22.2% 94.4% 94.4%
Education Policy and Leadership (MEd) 3.5% 84.2% 82.5%
Teacher Education (MAT) 20.8% 75.0% 83.3%
2016
Graduate Program One Year Graduation Rate Two Year Graduation Rate Three Year Graduation Rate
International Training and Education Program (MA) 38.1% 85.7% 85.7%
Special Education (MA) 47.1% 94.1% 94.1%
Education Policy and Leadership (MEd) 4.8% 81.0% 90.5%
Teacher Education (MAT) 20.0% 72.0% 76.0%
  • Praxis Exam pass rates:
    • 2018-2019: 92%

    • 2017-2018: 91%

    • 2016-2017: 93%

    • 2015-2016: 94%
    • 2014-2015: 99% 

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  • Average GPA of undergraduate teacher education program completers (including special education completers): 3.67
  • Average GPA of graduate level teacher education program completers (MAT and MA Special Education): 3.85

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  • Total number of full and part-time students enrolled in teacher education (including special education) during 2018-19: 139
  • Total number of students in programs of supervised student teaching during academic year 2018-19: 63
    • Undergraduate Teacher Education: 18
    • Graduate Teacher Education: 29
    • Graduate Special Education: 16