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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 four 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: Completer effectiveness

Hope College is provided data from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) regarding the end of year effectiveness ratings of graduates who work in public schools in Michigan. The first chart shows the last three years’ worth of this data sorted by program. The analysis of this data shows that 98.5% of our graduates are rated as Highly Effective or Effective by their administration. The second chart also comes from MDE and is our Educator Preparedness Index score which measure the effectiveness of our education program. By looking at the second and third categories of this chart (Knowledge & Skills for Teaching and Performance as Classroom Teachers), and comparing that to the number of highly effective or effective completers we have, we feel that this is a strong correlation to the impact that our graduates are having in the field.

Graduate Effectiveness Rating by Content Area 2020–2023

Hope College EPI Score Report 2024

Measure 2: Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement

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.  Hope College also actively engages stakeholders during the academic year by holding Teacher Education Council (TEC) meetings.  There are two different groups; one that consists of teachers and administrators from the area schools and the other that consists of faculty members from across campus. Appropriate data is discussed with each group and stakeholders are given the opportunity to provide feedback. TEC meetings occur every semester.

Principal’s survey 2023-2024

Measure 3: Candidate competency at completion

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 all 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 2022–23

Hope College MTTC 3-year cumulative pass rate

Measure 4: Ability of completers to be hired

 In 2020, 95% of the graduates found a job in education or continued their own education in graduate school. In 2021, Hope College had 57 education graduates, and all but 1 (98%) either found a job in education or continued their own education. For 2022 Hope College had 67 graduates and all found a job in education. Last year (2023 graduates), Hope College had 55 graduates and all but 3 (95%) found a job in education. Therefore, for the past four years 97% of Hope College graduates have found positions in the field of education.