Annual Report 2021

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures for Fall 2019-Summer 2020 (2021 Report)

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development (Initial Licensure Programs)

IUP's program completers are making a positive impact on P-12 student learning and development. The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) does not provide institutions of higher education with completers' year-end evaluation documents or their students' assessment data. Thus, a case study approach using intentional sampling was piloted to demonstrate the impact of IUP's EPP completers on P-12 student learning and development, classroom instruction, and schools, and to assess the satisfaction of its completers and their employers with the relevance and effectiveness of their preparation. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic and staffing changes in the Teacher Preparation office, the case studies planned for the 2019-20 academic year did not take place.

Case studies demonstrating the impact of IUP graduates on P-12 learning and development are available

However, we are hopeful that these activities can resume over the summer of 2021 and into the 2021-22 academic year.

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness (Initial Licensure Programs)

As part of the large CAEP self-study completed in 2018, observation instruments based on Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Professional Practice demonstrate that IUP completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that preparation experiences were designed to achieve. According to the Danielson Group website, the Framework for Teaching (FFT) is a “valid instrument for defining effective teaching. Several large research studies (the MET project, a study in Chicago) demonstrated its predictive validity; that is, when teachers demonstrate high levels of proficiency on the FFT, their students show greater learning gains than do the students of teachers who perform less well.” Twenty-eight completers presented final observation data from their building supervisors. In 2014-15, five completers shared their observation data; all were rated as Distinguished or Proficient in all domains. In 2015-16, nine completers shared their observation data; all of them were rated as Distinguished or Proficient in the four domains. In 2016-17, nine completers shared their observation data; data illustrated that 100 percent were rated as Distinguished or Proficient in all domains.

During each of the previous two reporting years, IUP has conducted a data retreat to review data from candidates and completers and to reflect on programming and candidate and completer teacher effectiveness. School personnel, including teachers, administrators, and program faculty from IUP attend the event. Insights from all educators are used to continuously develop and revise programming. Professional development is also provided. This day represents an opportunity to partner with rural and urban districts and better meet the needs of potential employers. Sample documents from the Fall 2019 Data Retreat (which reviewed 2018-19 data) are attached. This is because, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold the retreat. We are, however, in the process of conducting a remote, asynchronous “data retreat”. It was decided to do this because we felt, given the difficulty teachers and school administrators are facing in just running their schools day-to-day, asking them to take even a few hours during the school day to meet even remotely would be too burdensome. Therefore, we decided to assemble the 2019-20 data that would have been shared at the data retreat and we are sending it to our partners and asking for their feedback. Once available, this feedback data will be posted on this site. Furthermore, we are optimistic that we will be able to hold an in-person data retreat again, as usual, in fall 2021 to review 2020-21 data, as potential participants are getting vaccinated.

In addition, a summary of completers' effective application of knowledge, skills, and dispositions, completer observation data, and candidates' Teacher Work Sample and Student Teaching Part I data will be provided below as soon as they become available.

2019-20 Data

Virtual Data Retreat Data (Available soon ~June 2021)

Summary of completers' competencies and dispositions (available soon ~May 2021)

From 2018-19 Report

Completers Observation Data Table

IUP Educator Preparation Data Retreat Evaluation September 23, 2019, Comments Only

Data Retreat Evaluation Fall 2019

Data Retreat September 2019 Slidedeck

SDUC Report, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones (Initial and Advanced Licensure Programs)

Employer surveys demonstrate that employers are satisfied with IUP completers' preparation for their assigned responsibilities working with P-12 students. Results of the completers' surveys and interviews demonstrate that IUP completers are reaching employment milestones such as promotion and retention, and they are continuing their professional growth. As per the information in the introduction to this Standard, many completers remain in the profession.

The EPP Dean's Associates and Clinical Services Specialist actively participate in the Superintendent's Advisory Council (SAC) and are a paid member of the School District University Collaborative (SDUC) of Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS). The local intermediate unit, ARIN IU28, hosts and participates in SAC. This forum of superintendents, leaders of the intermediate unit, and IUP's dean of Education and Communications and the dean's associates of Education, provides a partnership of two-way networking, exchange of current and relevant information, and a direct link to central administration of regional PK-12 school districts. The SDUC consists of central administration from PPS and several regional universities. The SDUC meets several times per year to encourage preservice teacher placement, professional development, networking, and partnership within urban school settings. The SDUC provides comprehensive data regarding completers performance, PK-12 impact and retention in the attached SDUC performance report of aggregate data from July 2010 to May 2017. Data for the next multi-year report is currently being collected.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do not have any new data to share this year. However, plans are in place to distribute another employer survey to ensure that more recent data is available for the 2020-21 report.

Evidence presented in 2018-19 report:

CAEP 4 Employer Survey Results

District Demographics and School Profiles 0-5-Year Teachers

SDUC Report Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Measure 3 Narrative 2018-19

Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers (Initial and Advanced Licensure Programs)

In the 2018-19 report, a validated, standards-aligned survey of program completers was used to demonstrate that, overall, completers are highly satisfied with the teacher preparation program and overwhelmingly agree or strongly agree that IUP prepared them well in the many InTASC and CAEP standard areas covered in the survey.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic hitting just before this survey was traditionally distributed, the survey was not distributed and survey data for 2019-20 completers is not available. However, to ensure that this data is available in the future, the task of distributing these surveys has been assigned to our Clinical Services Specialist, who works closely with both student and mentor teachers. The survey is scheduled to be distributed for 2020-21 completers this May and the results will be included in the 2020-21 Annual Reporting Measures. Furthermore, as indicated in last year's report, the survey was distributed to only a subset of completers from specific programs. Going forward, the survey will be distributed to all completers, leading to a larger quantity of more robust data.

2018-19 Survey Results

Completer Survey 2018-19

Measure 4 Narrative 2018-19

Measure 5: Graduation Rates (Initial and Advanced Licensure Programs)

Below are the 2019-20 program enrollments and program completers in initial and advanced programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, along with previous years' data.

Undergraduate Enrolls 2012-20

Undergraduate Completers 2009-20

Graduate Enrolls 2012-20

Graduate Completers 2009-20

Measure 6: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements (Initial and Advanced Licensure Programs)

The provisions of the 1998 Amendments to Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965 require Indiana University of Pennsylvania to provide information to the public about students who complete our teacher education programs. It is important to recognize that Pennsylvania Department of Education uses a sliding-scale to determine pass rates that is not captured in the data within Title II reporting. Specific information regarding pass rates and the sliding scale may be found on PDE's website. All IUP teacher candidates must pass testing requirements for certification, as per the Teacher Education Coordinator Council (TECC), before their student teaching. Therefore, IUP's teacher candidate pass rate is 100 percent.

More information:

Pennsylvania Certification Testing Requirements

For further information on Title II and state reports, visit the Title II homepage.

For Title II summaries for IUP, visit the archive of IUP Title Summaries.

Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions (Initial and Advanced Licensure Programs)

The Career and Professional Development Center of IUP provides completer data from the 2019-20 academic year. These attached reports have had identifiable data redacted to maintain confidentiality of the respondents. The Handshake Reports reveal that a majority of responding completers acquire a position within their field and/or continue their education.

Despite the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the overall job market in the spring and summer of 2020, around 50 percent of Initial Level program completers were hired in education positions or other satisfactory positions or continue their education. Advanced Level completers fared even better, with nearly 80 percent of respondents indicating that they were employed in a field related to their degree.

The redacted reports for 2019-20 are available below:

Initial Level Handshake Report

Advanced Level Handshake Report

Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information (Initial and Advanced Licensure Programs)

Most recent available IUP student loan default rates:

IUP Loan Default Rates for 2015-17

Other consumer information:

IUP Current Tuition and Fees

IUP Office of Financial Aid

State System Cost Calculator