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Accreditation Process

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Following our accreditation in Spring 2020, we are continuing to work with the Council for the Assessment of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Their strategic goals are:

  1. To raise the bar in educator preparation
  2. To promote continuous improvement
  3. To advance research and innovation
  4. To increase accreditation's value
  5. To be a model accrediting body
  6. To be a model learning organization

SUNY Geneseo's School of Education is well known for its rigor in teacher education. We are committed to recognizing and nurturing excellence among our teacher candidates and practicing teachers. Our vision reflects this focus - “The Ella Cline Shear School of Education is a community of learners dedicated to the development of socially responsible educators who advocate for the profession and for all students. We provide a deep and thoughtful preparation in theory and pedagogy that embodies the principles and ideals of a liberal arts education. Our programs emphasize the tenets of diversity, inclusivity, global awareness, and innovation. We achieve this through collaboration and open, respectful communication among students, staff, and faculty, as well as through sustained partnerships with communities, agencies, and schools.” As part of the CAEP process, each certification offered within the School of Education submits reports to their Specialty Professional Association (SPA) which includes measures of candidate performance throughout the program which are aligned with their program standards, New York Learning Standards, Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (inTASC) Standards, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Each individual SPA focuses on measures of candidate success in the following areas:

  • Content Knowledge as measured by performance within the program as well as New York State Certification Exams (NSTCE)
  • Ability to Plan for Instruction as measured by key assessments within the program
  • Successful Completion of Student Teaching as measured by observation records and evaluations by cooperating teachers and clinical supervisors
  • Ability to Impact Student Learning as measured by assessments during practicum and student teaching, and the NYS EdTPA certification exam

*each SPA requires 6-8 measures of candidate progress

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An exit survey is administered each year to our graduates and an alumni and employer survey is sent out every three years followed by analysis and appropriate action steps within the School of Education. 

View the impact measures of the SUNY Geneseo School of Education 

Outcome Measures

SUNY Geneseo’s Office of Institutional Research maintains data on many topics including graduation rates (CAEP outcome measure 5). The last cohort reported is for students starting in the fall of 2014 and looks at the percentage of students graduating on time – from Fall 2014 to Spring of 2020 (this includes graduates from 2019 - 2020).  All undergraduate education programs were at or above 80% graduation rates, except for Adolescence Foreign Language with a 33.3% graduation rate (3 enrolled, 1 graduated). Past year graduation rates for Adolescence Foreign Language were 100% (Fall 2012 and Fall 2013). Access complete undergraduate graduation rate data for SUNY Geneseo for the last 9 cohorts (Fall 2006 - Fall 2014) for more information. 

The below table shows graduation rates for undergraduate programs for the last 3 cohorts (Fall 2012 - Fall 2014):

  2012 2013 2014
Childhood / Special 92.0% 95.1% 83.3%
Early Childhood / Childhood 100.0% 80.0% 90.9%
English 90.0% 81.3% 92.9%
Foreign Language 100.0% 100.0% 33.3%
Mathematics 88.2% 93.8% 91.7%
Science 84.6% 100.0% 83.3%
Social Studies 83.3% 57.1% 80.0%

Graduate Program Graduation Rates

The below table shows graduation rates for graduate programs for the last 3 cohorts (Fall 2016 - Fall 2018; Fall 2019 data will be available in Spring 2022 as the graduation rate is determined based on graduating within 2 years):

Cohort Has yet to graduate with a Master's Graduated in 1 year or less Graduated in more than one year Graduation Rate  Enrollment
Fall 2016 1 (9.1%) 10 (90.9%) 0 (0.0%) 10 (90.9%) 11 (100.0%)
Fall 2017 1 (2.7%) 23 (62.2%) 13 (35.1%) 36 (97.3%) 37 (100.0%)
Fall 2018 3 (7.1%) 21 (50.0%) 18 (42.8%) 39 (92.9%) 42 (100.0%)
Total 4 (4.5%) 54 (60.7%) 31 (34.8%) 85 (95.5%) 89 (100.0%)

CAEP Outcome Measure 7 requests that we provide information about the ability of our completers to be hired in education programs. Based on the 2018 alumni survey, 83% of respondents stated that they are currently employed related to their field of study.

CAEP Outcome Measure 8 requests that we provide access to student loan default rates and other consumer information. The following links provide more consumer information about SUNY Geneseo:

- Tuition and Fees (This page is updated automatically with the most current rates)

COA for Undergraduate NYS Full-Time Students
  2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020 2020 - 2021
Tuition $6,870 $7,070 $7,070
Fees $1,771 $1,816 $1,856
Room $8,127 $8,370 $8,537
Board $4,500 $4,536 $4,627
Total $21,268 $21,792 $22,090

 

COA for Graduate NYS Full-Time Students
  2018 - 2019 2019 - 2020 2020 - 2021
Tuition $10,870 $11,310 $11,310
Fees $883 $985 $985
Room $8,127 $8,370 $8,537
Board $4,500 $4,536 $4,627
Total $24,380 $25,201 $25,459

- Student Loan Default Rates (Source: Federal Student Aid) (This is the most up-to-date federally provided data through 2016; 2018 data will be available in 2022 and 2019 data will be available in 2023)

- Based on the 2018 alumni survey, alumni were asked about their current salary if employed in their field of study. The responses were split fairly evenly between $5,000 increments starting with less than $30,000 up to more than $60,000. Those who make $35,000 or less is 25% of respondents and those who make more than $50,000 is 26% of respondents. The majority of respondents (49%) makes between $35,0001 - $50,000.

New York State Teacher Certification Examinations

Although there are many measures of performance within the School of Education, we are particularly proud of how well our teacher candidates perform on the New York State teacher certification exams (CAEP outcome measure 6). Shown below are the scores for our program completers who took these tests in 2014-2015, 2015 - 2016, and 2016 - 2017:

EAS:

Cohort Number of tests administered Cohort Average Percentage Passed New York State Average
2017-2018 116 540.0 100.0% 525.3
2018-2019 128 539.6 100.0% 526.1
2019-2020 92 540.2 98.9%

526.6

Scores on the EAS range from 400 - 600 with a minimum passing score of 520 (500 Safety). Data Source: Pearson's Education Reports. Based on current data, SUNY Geneseo's candidates perform better than the state average over all three program years.


edTPA

All New York State teacher candidates must also complete the edTPA, a performance-based assessment taken during the student teaching semester.  This assessment is mandatory for all candidates seeking New York State teacher certification. 

 

edTPA: Early Childhood

The passing score for Early Childhood is 41 (38 starting in 2018 and 2019).

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 1 100% Low N 41.0
2017-2018 2 100% Low N 41.9
2019-2020 5 100% 41.2 41.4

 

edTPA: Elementary Education

The passing score for Elementary Education is 49 (46 starting in 2018 and 2019).

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 70 79% 53.0 52.8
2018-2019 43 99% 53.7 53.9
2019-2020 35 91% 51.9 52.9

 

edTPA: Secondary English Language Arts

The passing score for Secondary English Language Arts is 41 (38 starting in 2018 and 2019).

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 12 92% 45.6 46.2
2018-2019 15 100% 49.5 47.0
2019-2020 9 100% 44.7 46.8

 

edTPA: Secondary Mathematics

The passing score for Secondary Mathematics is 41 (38 starting in 2018 and 2019).

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 14 50% 38.8 40.4
2018-2019 10 100% 42.1 40.7
2019-2020 5 94% 41.3 41.3

 

edTPA: Secondary Science

The passing score for Secondary Science is 41 (38 starting in 2018 and 2019).

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 3 100% 45.0 43.2
2018-2019 5 100% 46.4 43.3
2019-2020 4 100% 42.3 42.3

 

edTPA: Secondary History-Social Studies

The passing score for Secondary History-Social Studies is 41 (38 starting in 2018 and 2019).

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 9 100% 45.7 45.7
2018-2019 10 100% 48.1 45.5
2019-2020 21 100% 45.1 45.2

 

edTPA: Secondary World Language

The passing score for Secondary World Language is 35 (32 starting in 2018 and 2019).

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 3 0% Low N 36.1
2018-2019 1 100% Low N 36.5
2019-2020 5 100% 39.6 35.9

 

edTPA: Special Education

The passing score for Special Education is 41 (38 starting in 2018 and 2019).

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 14 71% 41.7 43.6
2018-2019 12 92% 46.2 45.4
2019-2020 18 94% 48.2 45.0

Data source: Pearson’s Education Reports. Beginning in 2018, passing scores will be reduced from 41 to 38, from 49 to 46, and from 35 to 32 in response to lower pass rates in New York. New York has higher cut scores for the edTPA compared to many other states. More information about New York State edTPA passing scores.


Content Specialty Tests (CST's), Elementary Level

Multi-Subject 1-6 Part One Lit/ELA

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 74 100% 553.9 539.5
2018-2019 69 100% 554.2

539.3

2019-2020 43 98% 549.6 539.0

 

Multi-Subject 1-6 Part Two Math

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 74 100% 553.3 536.2
2018-2019 71 99% 558.9 538.5
2019-2020 42 98% 554.0 538.6

 

Multi-Subject B-2 Part One Lit/ELA

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 26 100% 555.5 536.1
2018-2019 32 97% 547.9 536.8
2019-2020 17 100% 545.6 536.4

 

Multi-Subject B-2 Part Two Math

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 26 100% 552.4 524.4
2018-2019 33 97% 551.7 528.9
2019-2020 16 94% 554.3 525.7

 

Multi-Subject Part 3, Arts and Science

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 79 100% 571.8 555.4
2018-2019 75 100% 569.8 555.9
2019-2020 43 100% 569.1 554.8

 

Students with Disabilities

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 59 100% 556.1 542.5
2018-2019 42 100% 559.0 542.0
2019-2020 30 100% 559.9 541.0

 


Content Specialty Tests (CST's), Adolescence Level

Biology

The passing score for this test was 220 until 2019. As of November 2019, the passing score for this test has changed to 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 2 100%

285.5

247.8
2018-2019 2 100% 274.0 249.5
2019-2020 1 100% Low N 546.0

 

Chemistry

The passing score for this test was 220 until 2019. As of November 2019, the passing score for this test has changed to 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 2 100% 264.0 249.5
2018-2019 1 100% Low N 247.0
2019-2020 2 100% 564.0 544.0

 

Earth Science

The passing score for this test is 220.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2019 0 N/A N/A 242.3
2018-2019 0 N/A N/A 240.6
2019-2020 1 100% Low N 230.2

 

English

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 11 100% 543.3 534.2
2018-2019 16 100% 544.7 536.4
2019-2020 6 83% 541.7 533.5

 

French/Spanish

The passing score for this test is 220 for 2015-2016, and 520 for 2016-2018.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2019 7 (Spanish Only) 100% 575.7

567.0 (Spanish)

2018-2019 3 (Spanish Only) 100% 582.2

567.4 (Spanish)

2019-2020 3 (French Only) 100% 567.7

567.4 (French)

Mathematics

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 20 100% 563.4 528.0
2018-2019 9 100% 566.8 528.1
2019-2020 6 100% 554.7 522.7

 

Physics

The passing score for this test is 220.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 1 100% Low N 257.2
2018-2019 1 100% Low N 248.0
2019-2020 2 100% 238.8 234.4

 

Social Studies

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 11 100% 549.7 543.7
2018-2019 16 100% 556.7 544.3
2019-2020 14 100% 556.9 543.0

 

 


Content Specialty Tests (CST's), Graduate Level

Literacy

The passing score for this test is 520.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2017-2018 29 93% 554.0 545.8
2018-2019 23 96% 558.2 554.1
2019-2020 24 96% 556.1 546.1