EPP assessment is a process of continuous improvement that is the foundation to excellence in teacher education programs. The EPP designed a comprehensive process to meet the goals of our CHECK Conceptual Framework. Data is reviewed by the Council for Educator Preparation (CEP) twice annually during each semester’s data retreat and by our professional development school partners twice annually at our PPPDS Advisory Council meetings. CEP representatives from each teacher certification program serve on the council. Data is systematically reviewed, action items identified and plans to address each action item developed to engage in a continuous improvement cycle on an annual basis.
All teacher certification programs are managed and monitored through the Road to Teacher Certification decision points. The decision points were developed to offer clear guidelines and expectations to support student success and self-regulation. A dedicated Coordinator of Clinical Experiences oversees the Road to Teacher Certification process and manages the documentation of decision point data through our Taskstream LAT portfolio system.
Title II of the Higher Education Act requires three annual reports on the quality of teacher preparation. Schools of education are to report to states the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data in April. 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 in October. The U. S. Department of Education is making the state reports readily accessible through the Web.