2018-2019 Impact Measures
1. Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)
2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)
3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3 | A.4.1)
Kent State University's College of EHHS is working on developing tools to measure employer satisfaction with the preparation of our educator licensure program completers; we intend to report data in 2021.
4. Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4 | A.4.2)
Data for this measure are obtained from the Ohio Department of Education/Ohio Department of Higher Education Resident Educator Survey. Please see ODHE Preparation Performance Report data.
5. Graduation Rates (initial & advanced levels)
Data provided are presented as program admission to graduation persistence; for undergraduate students, only candidates admitted for advanced study are counted in graduation rate calculations. For graduate students, this number reflects the percentage of students who graduated from degree programs resulting in licensure (some programs allow for both licensure and non-licensure students, and if intentions were not identified, they are not included in the rate).
6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial & advanced levels)
For initial teacher licensure programs (graduate and undergraduate), the data are derived from Title II.
For advanced programs, we calculate completers’ ability to meet licensing requirements a variety of ways.
For our “add-on” advanced programs (additional licensure/endorsement candidates), we are awaiting guidance on if or how the Ohio Department of Higher Education wants us to count these programs. At this time, we are working on a more sophisticated tracking system to ensure more complete data. In the past, additional licensure and endorsement candidates have enrolled through a variety of pathways (not specifically designated for that purpose). Because of this, we are only officially made aware of their intentions to pursue licensure at the time of application for licensure — at the conclusion of the sequence of courses. Of those, we can evaluate the applicants who are approved for licensure as having met the requirements (which may, but not always, include a licensing examination).
We calculate principal program completers’ ability to meet licensing requirements by evaluating the number of completers that have passed state licensing examinations after graduating from degree programs resulting in licensure. This practice will change in the future (using the same methods we are introducing for additional licenses and endorsements). For superintendent candidates, we review completers of the program (a certificate) against licensure application/approval records).
7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared (initial & advanced levels)
Kent State University is currently working with a vendor to assist in identification of post-program employment in educational settings; data have been collected for two semesters’ worth of graduates, but response rates are very low as the survey was rolled out late for the May 2018 graduating class. We do not have enough data to provide for review at this time, but anticipate being able to do so in 2021.
8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial & advanced levels)
Kent State University’s FY 2017 three-year draft cohort default rate for federal student loans is 8.5%. This rate is reflective of Kent State’s eight campus system and does not differentiate educator preparation vs. non-educator preparation programs.