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Accreditation Process

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

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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. 

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):

Cohort

 

Has yet to graduate with a Masters

Graduated in 1 year or less

Graduated in more than one year or 2 years

Graduation Rate (within 2 years of enrollment)

Enrollment

Fall 2014

Count

3

14

12

26

29

% of Enrollment

10.3%

48.3%

41.4%

89.7%

100.0%

Fall 2015

Count

1

17

6

23

24

% of Enrollment

4.2%

70.8%

25.0%

95.8%

100.0%

Fall 2016

Count

3

8

0

8

11

% of Enrollment

27.3%

72.7%

0.0%

72.7%

100.0%

Total

Count

7

39

18

57

64

% of Enrollment

10.9%

60.9%

28.1%

89.1%

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:

Educating All Students (EAS):

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Exam

n

Cohort Average

Pass %

NY State Average

n

Cohort Average

Pass %

NY State Average

n

Cohort Average

Pass %

NY State Average

Educating All Students Test (EAS)

123

538

99%

528

139

537

99%

526

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. 

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Test

 

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Geneseo Completers

NYS Takers

Geneseo Completers

NYS Takers

Geneseo Completers

NYS Takers

Early Childhood (Passing Score = 41)

Number of Test Takers

4

 

4

 

5

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

100%

 

40%

 

Mean Score

49.3

43.8

45.0

43.0

43.0

41.7

Elementary Education (Passing Score = 49)

Number of Test Takers

69

 

51

 

54

 

Pass Rates

96%

 

75%

 

87%

 

Mean Score

59.0

53.5

53.6

54.2

55.1

53.8

Secondary English Language Arts (Passing Score = 41)

Number of Test Takers

11

 

10

 

14

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

90%

 

93%

 

Mean Score

50.3

47.6

47.3

46.8

44.3

46.0

Secondary Mathematics (Passing Score = 41)

Number of Test Takers

13

 

8

 

11

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

75%

 

73%

 

Mean Score

48.2

43.5

44.0

41.3

42.5

40.5

Secondary Science (Passing Score = 41)

Number of Test Takers

10

 

6

 

10

 

Pass Rates

70%

 

50%

 

80%

 

Mean Score

44.5

44.9

43.3

45.7

45.2

44.9

Secondary World Language (Passing Score = 35)

Number of Test Takers

5

 

7

 

0

 

Pass Rates

80%

 

57%

 

NA

 

Mean Score

40.4

38.4

37.0

35.9

NA

36.1

Special Education (Passing Score = 41)

Number of Test Takers

4

 

6

 

10

 

Pass Rates

50%

 

83%

 

80%

 

Mean Score

44.3

38.2

49.3

43.1

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):

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Test

 

 

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Geneseo Completers

NYS Takers

Geneseo Completers

NYS Takers

Geneseo Completers

NYS Takers

Elementary

Multi-Subject 1-6 Part One Lit/ELA (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

43

 

77

 

65

 

Pass Rates

98%

 

100%

 

100%

 

Mean Score

547.5

540.1

552.2

539.9

551.6

540.6

Multi-Subject 1-6 Part Two Math (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

41

 

76

 

68

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

100%

 

90%

 

Mean Score

553.5

539.8

556.4

537.7

548.7

538.4

Multi-Subject B-2 Part One Lit/ELA (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

5

 

9

 

14

 

Pass Rates

80%

 

100%

 

93%

 

Mean Score

540.4

534.2

550.3

533.3

540.7

534.4

Multi-Subject B-2 Part Two Math (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

3

 

10

 

16

 

Pass Rates

Low N

 

90%

 

81%

 

Mean Score

Low N

523.1

540.7

520.7

534.1

524.0

Multi-Subject  Part Three Arts & Sci (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

47

 

81

 

75

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

Mean Score

570.7

559.4

574.9

557.3

570.9

557.4

Students with Disabilities (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

51

 

59

 

57

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

100%

 

98%

 

Mean Score

556.2

540.6

557.6

541.5

558.5

543.5

Adolescence

Biology (Passing Score = 220)

Number of Test Takers

5

 

2

 

1

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

Low N

 

Low N

 

Mean Score

265.6

254.0

Low N

251.8

Low N

247.5

Chemistry

(Passing Score = 220)

Number of Test Takers

1

 

3

 

6

 

Pass Rates

Low N

 

Low N

 

100%

 

Mean Score

Low N

246.8

Low N

254.1

263.7

248.1

Earth Science

(Passing Score = 220)

Number of Test Takers

0

 

1

 

1

 

Pass Rates

NA

 

Low N

 

Low N

 

Mean Score

NA

245.2

Low N

242.1

Low N

238.9

English (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

15

 

13

 

14

 

Pass Rates

93%

 

92%

 

93%

 

Mean Score

545.4

535.5

541.8

534.0

541.9

534.6

French

(Passing Score = 220 in 2014-2016 and 520 in 2016-2017)

Number of Test Takers

0

 

1

 

1

 

Pass Rates

NA

 

Low N

 

Low N

 

Mean Score

NA

241.3

Low N

229.4

Low N

557.2

Mathematics (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

9

 

11

 

14

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

100%

 

93%

 

Mean Score

563.6

528.2

554.8

527.6

556.5

530.2

Physics (Passing Score = 220)

Number of Test Takers

4

 

3

 

2

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

Low N

 

Low N

 

Mean Score

275.8

256.0

Low N

250.7

Low N

256.5

Social Studies

(Passing Score = 220 in 2014-2016 and 520 in 2016-2017)

Number of Test Takers

11

 

15

 

10

 

Pass Rates

100%

 

100%

 

100%

 

Mean Score

246.2

242.1

253.6

239.6

553.8

541.5

Spanish

(Passing Score = 220 in 2014-2016 and 520 in 2016-2017)

Number of Test Takers

3

 

9

 

0

 

Pass Rates

Low N

 

89%

 

NA

 

Mean Score

Low N

250.9

244.9

254.2

NA

561.5

Graduate

Literacy (Passing Score = 520)

Number of Test Takers

38

 

44

 

33

 

Pass Rates

97%

 

95%

 

100%

 

Mean Score

552.8

545.9

555.8

543.8

555.5

545.2

Data source: Pearson’s Education Reports.