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CAEP Accountability Measures

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has identified four accountability measures for which accredited providers are required to publish data demonstrating candidate, completer, and program performance. Lyon College’s Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee (LATEC) provides evidence below for each of the four measures. To protect individual privacy, the EPP does not release data for cohorts with fewer than ten members. Data collection for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic school closures. 


1. Completer Effectiveness

CAEP requires that educator preparation programs (EPPs) collect and report data addressing (a) completer impact in contributing to P-12 student-learning growth and (b) completer effectiveness in applying professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. We collect impact data primarily by surveying students in classes taught by our completers in years 1 and 3 of their teaching career. State-level data has proven to be difficult to collect given the low number of completers that the EPP produces each year. We collect completer effectiveness data by surveying administrators in schools that employ our completers in their first and third years of teaching and by collecting completer perceptions of the effectiveness of their preparation.

Student Evaluation of Completer Effectiveness

Administrator Evaluation of Completer Performance

Completer Evaluation of Educator Preparation

Novice Teacher Survey, 2019 and 2020

2. Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement

For Measure 2, EPPs must collect and provide evidence of employer’s satisfaction with program completers. We collect this data primarily through surveys sent to administrators in schools where our completers are employed in years 1 and 3 of their teaching career. The EPP has MOUs with five local school districts and the Arkansas Virtual Academy for placement of candidates in field experience assignments. Partner districts are represented on LATEC, the institutional oversight committee for the EPP.

Administrator Evaluation of Completer Performance

3. Candidate competence at completion

EPPs are required to collect and report evidence that teacher candidates are meeting program expectations and are ready to be recommended for licensure.

Praxis Pass Rate of Program Completers

Final Intern Disposition Ratings by Mentor Teachers, 2020-21

Comparison of Intern Dispositions Ratings by Mentor Teachers

Comparison of Final Mentor Evaluation of Intern Performance

Completer Exit Survey

4. Ability of completers to be hired

EPPS must provide evidence that completers are hired in positions for which they have prepared.

Initial Employment Status of Program Completers