Accreditation and Assessment

Annual Reporting Measures

The University of Mary Washington College of Education’s Educator Preparation Program (EPP) is currently accredited by the Virginia Department of Education.  In Spring of 2019 a report was submitted to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for re-accreditation.  The CAEP review of that report is due to be completed in Spring of 2020.

Program Data for CAEP

The College of Education annually reports data to CAEP as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.  This data relates to the satisfaction of our graduates, their employment and other factors (Note: “I” refers to initial licensure; “A” refers to advanced endorsements for licensed educators*)

CAEP sets forth eight annual reporting measures for institutions that informs the public on program impact and outcomes. The following is a list of the eight annual measures, and links to files that document UMW’s performance on each measure:

  1. Impact on P-12 learning and development
  2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness
  3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
  4. Satisfaction of completers
  5. Graduation rates
  6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements
  7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared
  8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information

Advanced Programs

The Commonwealth of Virginia currently does not provide data assessing employer or completer satisfaction with program preparation.  The College of Education plans to meet the requirements of standard four through the development and use of employer satisfaction surveys for both the EL and the LS programs.  College of Education faculty associated with each program will engage in the following process and timeline for survey development and implementation:

  1. Review existing employer and completer satisfaction surveys utilized by other EPPs (summer and fall 2019)
  2. Review and revise survey items and align with relevant professional standards (fall 2019):
    1. Literacy Specialist: International Reading Association Standards
    2. Educational Leadership: Professional Standards for Educational Leaders
  3. Enhance content validity through item review and revision conducted by EPP faculty, and professionals practicing in their field (fall 2019)
  4. Draft survey in conjunction with the UMW Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness (spring 2020)
  5. Pilot survey with professionals practicing in their field, and revise accordingly (spring 2020)
  6. Initial survey implementation (spring 2020)