- Educator Preparation Performance Report | Overview
- Educator Preparation Performance Report | Statewide Report (PDF)
- Educator Preparation Performance Report | Institutional Reports - Linked below, by institution type.
- For the 2012 Ohio Educator Preparation Performance Reports, click here.
High-quality teachers and principals are developed through high-quality educator preparation programs. To continuously improve the quality of educator preparation programs in Ohio, H.B. 1 of the 128th General Assembly directed the Chancellor of the Department of Higher Education to develop a system for evaluating Ohio’s educator preparation programs and holding institutions of higher education accountable for their graduates’ success. H.B. 290 of the 128th General Assembly provided for the sharing of data between the Ohio Board of Regents and the Ohio Department of Education to link the performance of educators to the institutions that prepared them.
The identification of metrics and the report format were developed in collaboration with representatives from the 13 public and 38 private educator preparation institutions in Ohio, state agencies, and organizations. The Board of Regents works with the Ohio Department of Education and higher education institutions to collect data on the following identified preparation metrics for the annual reports. The reported metrics include:
- Licensure Test Scores
- Value-added Data (EVAAS)
- Candidate Academic Measures
- Field/Clinical Experiences
- Pre-Service Teacher Candidate Survey Results
Resident Educator Survey Results
Resident Educator Persistence Data
Excellence and Innovation Initiatives
The commitment of educator preparation institutions to providing relevant data in a timely manner represents a major contribution to the success of this effort. Their support speaks volumes about their dedication to their profession and to the education of every child in Ohio.
Limitations of the Report
The value-added linked data represent only the teachers and principals with license effective dates 2009-2012 who serve in public K-12 schools and district administered community schools in Ohio. The data do not include teachers who went on to teach in private schools or in schools outside Ohio.
For the period reported, Ohio required that teacher candidates pass Praxis II, or ACTFL for foreign language, to be recommended for licensure. Data reported are from the Title II Report for 2011-2012 and reflect information for initial licenses only.
For the period reported, principal candidates were required to pass the Praxis II Educational Administration and Leadership test (0411) for licensure. The principal licensure pass rate data are reported by each institution and have not undergone the rigorous verification and matching process required by Title II.
Uses of the Report
The Educator Preparation Performance Report permits the public to view the aggregate data for all graduates statewide and by institution and program area. School districts and charter schools can use the report to make informed decisions about hiring; students interested in pursuing educator preparation programs can use the report to make decisions regarding which program to attend; and institutions of higher education can use the report to inform continuous improvement efforts, program planning, and research. These data will also assist state and institutional leaders in identifying trends to guide the development of targeted improvements in educator preparation programs throughout Ohio. The Board of Regents will continue its current practice of regularly convening representatives from schools, colleges, and departments of education to review the report data and format and to continuously address improvement opportunities related to emerging research and information learned from key state and national efforts.