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Education Program Accreditation

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has identified eight annual
reporting 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 eight measures. To protect individual privacy, the EPP does not release data for cohorts with fewer than ten members. Data collection was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic school closures. 


1. Impact on P-12 learning and development

LATEC collects data demonstrating completer impact on P-12 learning and development. The data collected to date includes survey responses from students being taught by completers as well as responses from completers evaluating their level of preparation in the first and third years of teaching. Additional measures will be added as they become available.

2018-2020 Completer Evaluation of Educator Preparation

2018-19 Student Evaluation of Completer Performance

2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness

LATEC collects data demonstrating the teaching effectiveness of candidates and completers. The collected data includes performance evaluations conducted by EPP faculty and mentor teachers in partner schools, ratings of professional dispositions submitted by mentor teachers, and responses to surveys received from students in field placement classrooms. Additional measures will be added as they become available.
2017-2020 Student Evaluation of Candidate Performance

2018-19 Student Evaluation of Completer Performance

Comparison of Candidate Performance Ratings by Evaluator

Intern Dispositions Ratings by Mentor Teachers

3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

Employer surveys are distributed electronically to principals in school districts where our completers are employed in the first and third years of their employment. A pilot test of the survey instrument with all known current employers provided a benchmark. Additional results will be added as they become available.
Administrator Evaluation of Completer Preparation

4. Satisfaction of completers

Candidate Exit Surveys
Graduating seniors complete an exit survey that measures their satisfaction with all aspects of their preparation program.


Completer Surveys
Completer surveys are distributed electronically to alumni in the first and third years of their employment as teachers. A pilot test of the survey instrument was distributed to 22 completers who graduated from all programs in 2012-2016 and for whom current email addresses were available. The pilot results provide a benchmark for comparison for subsequent data analysis. 

Completer Evaluation of Educator Preparation

Completer Exit Survey

5. Graduation rates

Teacher candidates are formally admitted to Lyon’s teacher education program in the semester prior to the student teaching internship. The table linked below presents aggregate retention data for all preparation programs.
Retention of Admitted Candidates

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

Due to low enrollment in Lyon’s preparation programs, the EPP aggregates data for Praxis subject area exam pass rates and cumulative grade point average.

Combined Praxis Pass Rate and GPA of Program Completers (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20)

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

LATEC collects data on initial employment of program completers through an exit survey and continued contact with alumni via email and social media. The tables linked below provides data on initial employment for graduates.

Initial Employment Status of Program Completers

8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year. A cohort default rate (CDR), for schools having 30 or more borrowers entering repayment in a fiscal year, is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment on certain William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans (Direct Loans) and Federal Family Education Loans (FFELs) during that fiscal year and default (or meet the other specified condition) before the end of the second fiscal year following the fiscal year that the borrower entered repayment. The current CDR for Lyon College is linked below.

Student Loan Default Rates


Source: https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html