COLUMBUS, OH, Jan. 8, 2013 – The Ohio Board of Regents has released the first of what will become annual comprehensive performance reports for each OBR-approved educator preparation program in Ohio.
The Educator Preparation Performance Reports, which include performance data on the metrics identified for teacher and principal preparation programs, will provide valuable information to a variety of audiences regarding available educator preparation programs in Ohio.
“The reports will be helpful to prospective students, parents, education advocates and policy makers, in addition to faculty and leaders at colleges and universities,” said Rebecca Watts, Associate Vice Chancellor of P-16 Initiatives at the Board of Regents. “The data will inform the improvement processes that occur within each educator preparation program and create opportunities for faculty from different institutions to share effective practices as they prepare the next generation of Ohio educators.”
There are 51 institutions in Ohio with programs that were evaluated, resulting in more than 500 performance reports. There is also one state report issued and a separate report for each of the 51 institutions. Although the Board of Regents will utilize the metrics included in the performance reports for program review and approval, the reports do not include a ranking of programs and do not assign letter grades. Future performance reports will be published at the end of each calendar year. Reports are available to the public via the Board of Regents’ website at https://www.ohiohighered.org/educator-accountability/performance-report.
The reports were created as a result of legislation within Governor John Kasich’s first budget, pertaining to educator preparation programs approved under section 3333.048 of the Ohio Revised Code.
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