CAEP Annual Review

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

Impact Measures

1. Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

Due to pandemic-related disruptions, 2020 “Value-Added Data for Students Taught by Teachers Prepared by Ohio Educator Preparation Providers at Ashland University” data provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education are unavailable. As a result, 2019 data are reported. 

Of the 515 graduates employed as teachers in the state of Ohio, 181 were teaching in areas where value-added data were gathered. 64% were rated as average or above. Another 11% were rated as approaching average.

2. Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

The “Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) Results for Ohio Teachers Prepared by an Ohio Educator Preparation Provider at Ashland University” report provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education provides information on teaching effectiveness. The report indicates that of the teachers receiving their initial licensure from 2016 to 2019, the vast majority of teachers were classified as Accomplished or Skilled with fewer than 10 teachers for any one licensure year being classified as Ineffective.

3. Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

The “Employer Perceptions of Ohio EPP Programs Survey Results” provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education was used to measure employer satisfaction for teachers who are graduates of Ashland University. The final survey was reported in 2018 and those data are reported here.  

Ashland University is working with a vendor to gather our own employer satisfaction survey and expect to have data available for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The 2020 “Ohio EPP Program Completers Persisting in the State Resident Educator Program who were Prepared at Ashland University” provided by the Ohio Department of Higher Education indicates the number of teachers entering and completing each year of the 4-year residency program required of new teachers in the state of Ohio. At each level, over 96.6% of Ashland graduates successfully persisted to the next step in the program.

4. Satisfaction of Completers

The Ohio Department of Higher Education surveys pre-service teachers during their internship and teachers as they begin their second year in the Ohio Resident Educators program. Results can be found in the “Pre-Service Teacher Survey Results” and the “Statewide Survey of OHIO Resident Educators’ Reflections on their Educator Preparation Program” reports.

The 2020 Pre-service Teacher Survey Results indicate that the average satisfaction of Ashland University pre-service teachers was above the state average for 48 of the 49 items and within .01 points of the state average on the remaining item. The survey results for teachers from Ashland University beginning their second year in the Ohio Resident Educator program indicate that their average satisfaction was above the state average for 36 of the 49 items and within .1 points of the state average on all but two of the remaining items.

Outcome Measures

5. Graduation Rates

The graduation rate for Fall Semester 2021 was 67.6%. This is the most currently available data.

This data may be found here: Retention and Graduation Report, 2021

6. Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing and Any Additional State Requirements

2020 “Ohio Educator Licensure Examination Pass Rates at Ashland University” as reported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education gave Ashland University an effective rating, with a pass rate of 91% of 151 completers.

2020 “Ohio Principal Licensure Examination Pass Rates at Ashland University” as reported by the Ohio Department of Higher Education shows a pass rate of 90% of 67 completers.

The Ashland University Ohio Assessment for Educators pass rate information is available here.

7. Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions for which They Have Prepared

The College of Education is in the process of developing an alumni survey that will provide us with employment information about our graduates. We expect to have this data following the 2021-2022 academic year.

8. Student Loan Default Rate and Other Consumer Information

Ashland University’s FY 2018 3-year draft cohort federal student loan default rate is 4.1% as compared to the national average of 7.3%.

The FY 2019 default rate is not yet known and will be provided once it is available.