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CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

As part of the CAEP accreditation process, every Education Preparation Provider (EPP) must report and prominently display data on its website relating to eight Annual Reporting Measures established by CAEP. EPPs may select the data they present as long as it is appropriate to CAEP’s measures. Below is the data for Hope College:

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

The Hope College Education Department has chosen to do a case study to show the impact that graduates have on P–12 learning and development. The case study is done with graduates who give permission for Hope to analyze two pieces of data, a graduate’s overall effectiveness rating from their end of year evaluation, and the growth data score contained within their overall rating. The two scores are then correlated to determine how closely aligned they are. With strong correlation, we then look at all of the graduates’ effectiveness ratings that are provided by MDE.

Hope College Case Study

Hope College Graduates End of Year Effectiveness Ratings

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Similar to Measure 1 (Impact on P–12 Learning and Development), Hope College is provided data from MDE regarding the end of year effectiveness ratings of graduates who work in public schools in Michigan. The following document shows the overall effectiveness ratings of graduates.

 Hope College Graduates End of Year Effectiveness Ratings

Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers 

Hope College gathers data annually on all second-year teachers. The survey is completed by principals of second-year teachers and contains questions asking principals to rate their perspective of the overall quality of the teacher preparation program in which their second-year teacher was prepared, as well as questions about the second-year teacher’s level of preparation in specific areas. The following document displays data pertaining to second-year teachers who completed an Education program at Hope College.

 Principal’s Survey

Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers

In addition to the principal’s survey described above, Hope College also gathers data from its second-year graduates. The survey is completed by the graduate and contains questions asking the graduate to rate how well they feel they have been prepared and also if they feel they were taught critically essential skills. The following document displays data pertaining to our graduate survey.

 Hope College Graduate Survey

Measure 5: Graduation Rates

The following shows the 4-year and 6-year graduation rates for 2019–20 for Hope College’s initial level program.

  • 4-year graduation rate: 66%
  • 6-year graduation rate: 76%
Measure 6: Initial Program Licensure

All graduates must pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in the area that they were prepared in order to gain certification. Hope College is provided pass rate information on MTTC tests from MDE for both the previous academic year and a three-year cumulative span. The following documents show these data.

 Hope College MTTC pass rate 2019-20

Hope College MTTC 3-year cumulative pass rate

Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions 

For two years in a row (2018–2019), 100% of Hope College graduates found jobs in the education sector or chose to continue their education. This year of the 74 completers, 95% of them either found a job in education or continued their own education in graduate school. Graduates who did not secure employment were either physical education/health, vocal music, or Spanish majors. Hope graduates found employment in 9 different states and 2 foreign countries.

Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

The Student Loan Default Rate for Hope College for the 2019–20 is 2.1%. For all other consumer information, please refer to the following:

Student Right-to-Know: https://hope.edu/offices/compliance/consumer-information.html