CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) has developed eight annual reporting measures for Educator Preparation Providers (EPP), which are used to provide information to the public on program outcome and program impact.

Below are the eight reporting measures for the Radford University's initial and advanced licensure programs with links to data or procedures that provide evidence for each measure.

Impact of P-12 Learning & Development

The Commonwealth of Virginia does not provide EPPs with data related to CAEP Standard 4.1 and 4.2. Thus, the EPP has collected data related to both standards through several collection processes. First, the EPP has collected “Summative Evaluations” directly from completers at focus groups and through email. Currently, the EPP has collected data 7 summative evaluations from completers on the Virginia Uniform Performance Standards. Additionally, as part of the 2019 Self-Study has developed a plan for collection by licensure program. Overall, the EPP will continue to collect data from completers and will use this information to improve the EPP’s mission of developing teachers to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia. The results suggest that candidates are effective in teaching in the classroom and have a positive impact on their students. These data are limited, but the EPP will continue to collect and learn from our completers and employers to improve education programs at Radford University.

 

Summative Evaluation Data

Radford Standard 4 Plan

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

The Commonwealth of Virginia does not provide EPPs with data related to CAEP Standard 4.1 and 4.2. Thus, the EPP has collected data related to both standards through several collection processes. First, the EPP has collected “Summative Evaluations” directly from completers at focus groups and through email. Currently, the EPP has collected data 7 summative evaluations from completers on the Virginia Uniform Performance Standards. Additionally, as part of the 2019 Self-Study has developed a plan for collection by licensure program. Overall, the EPP will continue to collect data from completers and will use this information to improve the EPP’s mission of developing teachers to serve the Commonwealth of Virginia. The results suggest that candidates are effective in teaching in the classroom and have a positive impact on their students. These data are limited, but the EPP will continue to collect and learn from our completers and employers to improve education programs at Radford University.

 

Summative Evaluation Data

Radford Standard 4 Plan

Satisfaction of Employers, Initial Licensure Programs

Since 2014 – 2015, Radford University administered an annual survey to measure employers’ satisfaction with Radford University’s Teacher Education Program completers.   Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, school divisions across the Commonwealth of Virginia pivoted to remote learning in spring 2020.  In consideration of the numerous challenges school divisions were facing, we decided not to request any data, including employer satisfaction data, from their P-12 partners during the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

Because we were concluding our accreditation cycle, we decided to join the Virginia Education Assessment Collaborative (VEAC) and no longer administer our previous employer satisfaction survey.  VEAC is a state wide collaborative among the 36 educator preparation programs in Virginia designed to (1) provide EPPs employer and completer satisfaction data about their initial licensure programs; (2) provide EPPs benchmark data regarding how they compare to other statewide EPPs; and (3) provide our K-12 partners with a more efficient process for providing EPPs across the state feedback on their graduates.  As a participating institution in this collaborative, we use a common employer survey for our initial licensure programs that is administered annually to K-12 administrators across the Commonwealth.  The administrators provide feedback on our graduates who are within three years of completion of our teacher preparation program.

In 2020, we gathered contact information for our program completers from academic years 2017 – 2018, 2018 – 2019, and 2019 – 2020 in preparation for the administration of the 2020- 2021 VEAC Employer Satisfaction survey.

2020-2021 VEAC Survey Results (Employers of 2017-18; 2018-19; 2019-20 completers)

2017-2018 Employer Survey

Satisfaction of Employers, Advanced Programs

Advanced Licensure Programs

Prior to AY 2021-2022, Radford University’s Advanced Programs developed their own completer and/or employer surveys to use for program improvement and SPA-related purposes. Each program selected language from the standards and outcomes for which they wished to collect data. Each program also developed its own timeline and procedures for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data. Below are the results of the most recent Advanced Licensure Program Employer Surveys:

Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership program did not collect employer data prior to AY 2021-2022.

Literacy Education

The Literacy Education program did not collect employer data prior to AY 2021-2022.

School Counseling

Prior to AY 2021-2022, completer data for the School Counseling Program was collected simultaneously with completer data for the Clinical Mental Health Program, as required by CACREP accreditation and standards.

2018 School Counseling Employer Survey

School Psychology

The School Psychology program did not collect employer data prior to AY 2021-2022.

Beginning AY 2020-2021, Radford University’s Advanced Programs began working together with the Office of Field Experiences and CEHD Office of Assessment to transition completer and employer data collection to meet CAEP’s Advanced Program Standards 4.3 & 4.4. Part of this transition included agreeing to participate in the VEAC Advanced Programs Completer and Employer Surveys—then, under development.

Beginning AY 2021-2022, Radford University participates in the Virginia Education Assessment Collaborative (VEAC). The (current) plan for VEAC Employer Data collection for advanced programs will involve regular focus groups by employer locale and will be standard across all participating Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

By standardizing survey recruitment, timelines, and process for employers, VEAC reduces the number and complexity of surveys that principals and administrators complete each year to support EPPs.

VEAC Survey Results:

(2021-2022 VEAC Employer Survey Results will be posted Fall 2022)

Satisfaction of Completers, Initial Licensure Programs

Since 2014 – 2015, Radford University administered an annual survey to measure our program completers’ satisfaction with Radford University’s Teacher Education Program.   Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, school divisions across the Commonwealth of Virginia pivoted to remote learning in spring 2020.  In consideration of the numerous challenges teachers were facing, we decided not to request any data, including completer satisfaction data, from our program graduates during the 2019 – 2020 academic year.

Because we were concluding our accreditation cycle, we decided to join the Virginia Education Assessment Collaborative (VEAC) and no longer administer our previous completer satisfaction survey.  VEAC is a state wide collaborative among the 36 educator preparation programs in Virginia designed to (1) provide EPPs employer and completer satisfaction data about their initial licensure programs and (2) provide EPPs benchmark data regarding how they compare to other statewide EPPs.  As a participating institution in this collaborative, we use a common completer survey for our initial licensure programs. The survey is administered annually to graduates who are within three years of completion of our teacher preparation program.

In 2020, we gathered contact information for our program completers from academic years 2017 – 2018, 2018 – 2019, and 2019 – 2020 in preparation for the administration of the 2020- 2021 VEAC Completer Satisfaction survey.

2020-2021 VEAC Initial Completer Survey Results (2017-18; 2018-19; 2019-20 completers)

2017-2018 Completer Survey

Satisfaction of Completers, Advanced Programs

Advanced Licensure Programs

Prior to AY 2021-2022, Radford University’s Advanced Programs developed their own completer and/or employer surveys to use for program improvement and SPA-related purposes. Each program selected language from the standards and outcomes for which they wished to collect data. Each program also developed its own timeline and procedures for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data. Below are the results of the most recent Advanced Licensure Program Completer Surveys:

Educational Leadership

The Educational Leadership program collected completer data through the Fall 2014 semester. After that, the program paused its annual completer data collection in anticipation of announced review and revision of their state and national program standards.

In Fall 2021, the Educational Leadership program will collect completer data using the updated standards (in addition to the upcoming VEAC survey).

Literacy Education

The Literacy Education program did not collect completer data prior to AY 2021-2022. They will rely on the VEAC survey and may develop a supplemental completer data collection plan as a Program Advisory Board.

School Counseling

Prior to AY 2021-2022, completer data for the School Counseling Program was collected simultaneously with completer data for the Clinical Mental Health Program, as required by CACREP accreditation and standards. COED completer (i.e., “Survey of Alumni”) data can be found on the Counselor Education Program Outcomes and Evaluations page

2018 School Counseling Program Completer Data (Survey of Alumni)

School Psychology

The School Psychology program collected completer data in the form of a Program Exit Survey, administered at program completion. Program completer data including spring completion cohorts from 2017, 2018, and 2019 can be found.

2017, 18, & 19 Completer Data, School Psychology Program

Beginning AY 2020-2021, Radford University’s Advanced Programs began working together with the Office of Field Experiences and CEHD Office of Assessment to transition completer and employer data collection to meet CAEP’s Advanced Program Standards 4.3 & 4.4. Part of this transition included agreeing to participate in the VEAC Advanced Programs Completer and Employer Surveys—then, under development.

Beginning AY 2021-2022, Radford University participates in the Virginia Education Assessment Collaborative (VEAC) Completer Survey for Advanced Licensure Programs. The VEAC Completer Survey is standard across all participating Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The VEAC Completer Survey was developed using language from the Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers, Administrators and Superintendents (Approved March 2021). Each year, a VEAC Completer Survey request is sent to completers from the prior three cycles of completion. For example: The “2020-21 VEAC Completer Survey” requested satisfaction feedback from 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020 completers.

Participating in the VEAC Completer Survey provides an opportunity to benchmark against the VA EPP mean, as well as disaggregate Radford University’s item mean scores and overall program satisfaction by program and other relevant factors.

Graduation Rates

Radford University Office of Institutional Research has calculated historic graduation rates and provides trends by major. Note that the majority of initial licensure candidates are Interdisciplinary Studies students. 

Radford University Institutional Research Electronic Fact Book

Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements

The EPP reports the number of Program Completers who met all licensure requirements through Title II and the VDOE Biennial Report.
 

Title II Reports

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014

Biennial Reports

2017-2019
2015-2017

Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions

Ability of Completers to to be Hired in Education Positions

Using data provided to the EPP from Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), we have found that roughly 75% of our program completers (initial license) are still teaching 2 year years out in the state. This number is dependent upon the divisions reporting these numbers on the date when the report is shared with EPPs (i.e. a candidate may not be listed if their contract was signed after the date of reporting). For advanced level programs, 85% of program completers are employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia 2 years from completing the program. This number is subject to similar reporting error. Similarly, if any candidates move out of state (or District of Columbia), or work in Department of Defense facilities (i.e. the Virginia Beach Area), they are not counted as employed for the VDOE. 

Consumer Information

Radford University information regarding cost, loan default rates, and Gainful Employment through the Consumer Information page and the School Default Rates table, both included below.

Radford University Consumer Information Site link

RU School Default Rates