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CAEP Accreditation Process

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As we prepare for our visit in the fall of 2019, we will be working 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

Working with children

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. 

CAEP Standard 4 is about program impact. We are asked to measure the following areas for our program completers:

  1. Impact on P-12 Student Learning
    1. Creating a request form to send to P-12 partners to collect available data on P-12 students impacted by our program completers. Request form coming in Fall 2018.
    2. We are in the planning phase for developing a case study method approach for measuring the impact on P-12 student learning of our program completers.
  2. Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness
    1. Employer survey from 2015. 2018 survey to be implemented in the Fall.
    2. We are in the planning phase for developing an observation approach of our program completers teaching in P-12 classrooms.
  3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
    1. Employer survey from 2015. 2018 survey to be implemented in the Fall which will also include questions about promotion and retention.
    2. We are in the planning phase for developing a focus group that will measure employer satisfaction of our program completers. This focus group is planned to meet in Summer 2018.
  4. Satisfaction of completers
    1. Alumni survey from 2015. 2018 survey to be implemented in the Summer which will also include a question about starting salary (CAEP outcome measure 8).
    2. We are in the planning phase for developing a focus group that will measure completer satisfaction. This focus group is planned to meet in Summer 2018.

For the 2015 alumni survey, 89% of respondents (both undergraduate and graduate students) were currently in a position related to their field of study at the time they took this survey (which would be 1 - 3 years from graduation). This aligns with CAEP outcome measure 7: ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared. Alumni rated the program satisfaction questions with regards to the School of Education preparation being relevant and effective in their current work. On average, they rated these questions as either excellent or good 81% of the time. The results are attached in the following downloadable link:  2015 Alumni Survey Results.pdf (148.3 KB)

For the 2015 employer survey, employers rated their teachers that had completed a School of Education program within the last three years with regards to satisfaction of the program preparation being relevant and effective (these are the same questions as rated by the alumni). On average, they rated these questions as either excellent or good 83% of the time. No question was rated as poor. The results are attached in the following downloadable link:  2015 Employer Survey Results.pdf (136.8 KB)

The 2018 alumni and employer surveys will be sent out during the Summer and Fall and include questions about starting salary, retention, and promotions.  Plans are also in the process for collecting data from alumni and employers through focus groups to better assess satisfaction of our programs through multiple measures.

SUNY Geneseo’s Office of Institutional Research maintains data on many topics including graduation rates (CAEP outcome measure 5). This is done every six years. The last cohort reported is for students starting in the fall of 2011 and looks at the percentage of students graduating on time – from Fall 2011 to Spring of 2017. Graduation rates within the School of Education show 100% of students in this particular cohort graduating on time in Early Childhood Education and Adolescence Biology, Chemistry, English, and French. Childhood, Special Education, and Adolescence Mathematics and Spanish programs were all above 80% graduation rates, 78% in Adolescence History, and 67% in Adolescence Physics.  Click here for more complete undergraduate graduation rate data for SUNY Geneseo for the last 6 cohorts (Fall 2006 - Fall 2011). 

The below table shows graduation rates for graduate programs for the last 3 cohorts (Fall 2014 - Fall 2016):

Graduation Rates

Cohort Has yet to graduate with a Master's Graduated in 1 year or less Graduated in more than one year, or two years Graduation Rate (within 2 years of enrollment) Enrollment
Fall 2014 3 (10.3%) 14 (48.3%) 12 (41.4%) 26 (89.7%) 29 (100.0%)
Fall 2015 1 (4.2%) 17 (70.8%) 6 (25.0%) 23 (95.8%) 24 (100.0%)
Fall 2016 3 (27.3%) 8 (72.7%) 0 (0.0%) 8 (72.7%) 11 (100.0%)
Total 7 (10.9%) 39 (60.9%) 18 (28.1%) 57 (89.1%) 64 (100.0%)

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 for Initial (Undergraduate) Programs

- Tuition and Fees for Advanced (Graduate) Programs

- Student Loan Default Rates (Source: Federal Student Aid)

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:

Cohort Number of tests administered Cohort Average Percentage Passed New York State Average
2014-2015 123 538 99% 528
2015-2016 139 537 99% 526
2016-2017 128 537 99% 526

Scores on the EAS range from 400 - 600 with a minimum passing score of 520. 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.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 4 100% 49.3 43.8
2015-2016 4 100% 45.0 43.0
2016-2017 5 40% 43.0 41.7

 

edTPA: Elementary Education

The passing score for Elementary Education is 49.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 69 96% 59.0 53.5
2015-2016 51 75% 53.6 54.2
2016-2017 54 87% 55.1 53.8

 

edTPA: Secondary English Language Arts

The passing score for Secondary English Language Arts is 41.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 11 100% 50.3 47.6
2015-2016 10 90% 47.3 46.8
2016-2017 14 93% 44.3 46.0

 

edTPA: Secondary Mathematics

The passing score for Secondary Mathematics is 41.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 13 100% 48.2 43.5
2015-2016 8 75% 44.0 41.3
2016-2017 11 73% 42.5 40.5

 

edTPA: Secondary Science

The passing score for Secondary Science is 41.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 10 70% 44.5 44.9
2015-2016 6 50% 43.3 45.7
2016-2017 10 80% 45.2 44.9

 

edTPA: Secondary World Language

The passing score for Secondary World Language is 35.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 5 80% 40.4 38.4
2015-2016 7 57% 37.0 35.9
2016-2017 0 N/A N/A 36.1

 

edTPA: Special Education

The passing score for Special Education is 41.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 4 50% 44.3 38.2
2015-2016 6 83% 49.3 43.1
2016-2017 10 80% 45.2 44.3


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. Click here for 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
2014-2015 43 98% 547.5 540.1
2015-2016 77 100% 552.2 539.9
2016-2017 65 100% 551.6 540.6

 

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
2014-2015 41 100% 553.5 539.8
2015-2016 76 100% 556.4 537.7
2016-2017 68 90% 548.7 538.4

 

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
2014-2015 5 80% 540.4 534.2
2015-2016 9 100% 550.3 533.3
2016-2017 14 93% 540.7 534.4

 

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
2014-2015 3 Low N Low N 523.1
2015-2016 10 90% 540.7 520.7
2016-2017 16 81% 534.1 524.0

 

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
2014-2015 47 100% 570.7 559.4
2015-2016 81 100% 574.9 557.3
2016-2017 75 100% 570.9 557.4

 

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
2014-2015 51 100% 556.2 540.6
2015-2016 59 100% 557.6 541.5
2016-2017 57 98% 558.5 543.5

 


Content Specialty Tests (CST's), Adolescence Level

Biology

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
2014-2015 5 100% 265.6 254.0
2015-2016 2 Low N Low N 251.8
2016-2017 1 Low N Low N 247.5

 

Chemistry

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
2014-2015 1 Low N Low N 246.8
2015-2016 3 Low N Low N 254.1
2016-2017 6 100% 263.7 248.1

 

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
2014-2015 0 N/A N/A 245.2
2015-2016 1 Low N Low N 242.1
2016-2017 1 Low N Low N 238.9

 

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
2014-2015 15 93% 545.4 535.5
2015-2016 13 92% 541.8 534.0
2016-2017 14 93% 541.9 534.6

 

French

The passing score for this test is 220 for 2014-2016, and 520 for 2016-2017.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 0 N/A N/A 241.3
2015-2016 1 Low N Low N 229.4
2016-2017 1 Low N Low N 557.2

 

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
2014-2015 9 100% 563.6 528.2
2015-2016 11 100% 554.8 527.6
2016-2017 14 93% 556.5 530.2

 

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
2014-2015 4 100% 275.8 256.0
2015-2016 3 Low N Low N 250.7
2016-2017 2 Low N Low N 256.5

 

Social Studies

The passing score for this test is 220 for 2014-2016, and 520 for 2016-2017.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 11 100% 246.2 242.1
2015-2016 15 100% 253.6 239.6
2016-2017 10 100% 553.8 541.5

 

Spanish

The passing score for this test is 220 for 2014-2016, and 520 for 2016-2017.

Cohort Number of Geneseo Test Takers Geneseo Pass Rates Geneseo Mean Score New York State Mean Score
2014-2015 3 Low N Low N 250.9
2015-2016 9 89% 244.9 254.2
2016-2017 0 N/A N/A 561.5

 


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
2014-2015 38 97% 552.8 545.9
2015-2016 44 95% 555.8 543.8
2016-2017 33 100% 555.5 545.2