The UAB School of Education or Educator Preparation Program (EPP) seeks to gather, analyze and share data for program candidates and completers on outcomes measuring impact P-12 learning and teacher effectiveness. Multiple measures based on a combination of proprietary and EPP-created assessments produce candidate and completer data analyzed for evaluating program effectiveness. Analysis findings result in development of actionable goals for continuous program improvement. The EPP values the iterative assessment process, input on data from a variety of stakeholders, and a commitment to advancing P-12 student achievement in the State of Alabama. The following documents and links reflect the EPP’s current status regarding such impact.

1. Impact of P-12 learning and development. (CAEP Component 4.1)

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is implementing a new statewide assessment (grades 2-8) to measure P-12 student achievement. This assessment will be administered in the 2019/2020 academic year. In addition to testing, the ALSDE is working to link teachers with student achievement data, allowing access for all EPP’s to measure completer impact on P-12 learning and teacher effectiveness. The goal is to provide access to the P-12 learner data at the completion of the 2020/2021 academic year.

Data Measuring Completer Impact on P-12 Learning and Development 

Assessment, Description, & UseInTASC Standards MeasuredCAEP Standards MeasuredValidity, Reliability, & Administration InformationLink for Data Results

CPAST

Observation of Teaching to Measure Completer’s Effectiveness and Impact on P-12 Learning & Development

1.2, 1.3, 2.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 4.9, 4.10 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 4.1, 4.2, 5.4 Summary of CPAST Evidences of Reliability & Validity

Sample Assessment & Evaluation

Spring 2020 Coming Soon

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020

Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020

Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

Completer Sample/Analysis of Impact on Learning

Sample of Impact Data with Completer Analysis & Self-Reflection

1.1, 1.2, 1.3 4.9 1.1, 1.2, 4.1, 5.4

Administration, Development, Survey Content Validity, & Survey Data Quality—Coming Soon (See Timeline)

Completer Sample/Analysis of Student Learning

Timeline for Completion:

Collect & Analyze-Spring 2020 Improvement Goals-Spring 2020 Content Validity-Summer 2020

Spring 2020 Coming Soon

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020

Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020

Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

 

2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness. (CAEP Component 4.2)

The ALSDE does not provide data for determining completer’s teaching effectiveness. The chart provided identifies the EPP’s efforts to collect data to measure the indicators of teaching effectiveness for program candidates and completers.

Data Measuring Completer Teaching Effectiveness

Assessment, Description, & UseInTASC Standards MeasuredCAEP Standards MeasuredValidity, Reliability, & Administration InformationLink for Data Results

CPAST

Observation of Teaching to Measure Completer’s Effectiveness and Impact on P-12 Learning & Development

1.2, 1.3, 2.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 4.9, 4.10 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 4.1, 4.2, 5.4 CPAST Reliability/Validity

Spring 2020 Coming Soon

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020

Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020

Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

Tripod Student Survey

Survey Administered to P-12 Students in Completer’s Classroom

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 1.1, 1.2, 4.2, 5.4

Tripod Administration Guide

Tripod Validity/Reliability

Spring 2020 Coming Soon

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020

Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020

Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones. (CAEP Components 4.3 & A.4.1.)

The newly developed ALSDE (Alabama State Department of Education) New Teacher Employer Survey asks principals and other school administrators to evaluate EPP completers who are in their first year of employment. This data provided by ALACTE is being used in combination with an EPP developed survey directly linked to InTASC and CAEP standards. The chart provided below describes the multiple measures used for both initial and advanced programs for program evaluation.

Data Measuring Employer Satisfaction

Assessment, Description, & UseInTASC Standards MeasuredCAEP Standards MeasuredValidity, Reliability, & Administration InformationLink for Data Results

ALSDE

Employer Survey Survey Administered to Employers of EPP Completers with 1-3 Years Teaching Experience

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 4.9, 4.10 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.3, 5.4

ALSDE Employer Survey

2018/2019 Results 

2018/2019 Statewide Results 

2019/2020 Results

2020/2021 Results

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020
Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020
Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

EPP Employer Satisfaction Survey

EPP Developed Survey Administered to Employers of EPP Completers with 1-3 Years Teaching Experience

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.4, 2.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 4.9, 4.10 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 3.3, 4.3, 5.4

SOE Employer Survey

Spring 2020 Coming Soon

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020

Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020

Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

4. Satisfaction of completers. (CAEP Components 4.4 & A.4.2)

As part of the ALACTE survey, completers in UAB School of Education programs were asked to rate their satisfaction with various aspects of their preparation. The content of this survey paralleled the content of the survey of employers (principals). The completer results are provided in the links above. Results demonstrate that 90% or more of first year completers (at the end of their first year of teaching) agree or strongly agree that their program at UAB prepared them in each of 21 INTASC standards. The ratings of UAB completers is parallel to that of completers of other Educator Preparation Programs for the State of Alabama.

Data Measuring Completer Satisfaction

Assessment, Description, & UseInTASC Standards MeasuredCAEP Standards MeasuredValidity, Reliability, & Administration InformationLink for Data Results

ALSDE Completer Survey

Survey Administered to Completers of EPP in their first year of teaching

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 4.9, 4.10 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 4.3, 5.4

ALSDE Completer Survey

2018/2019 Results

2018/2019 Statewide Results 

2019/2020 Results

2020/2021 Results

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020
Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020
Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

UAB Alumni Survey

Alumni Survey Administered to EPP Graduates

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8 1.1, 1.2, 4.3, 5.4

Alumni Survey

2018/2019 Alumni Survey Results

2018/2019 Alumni Survey Results Report

 

2019/2020 Results

2020/2021 Results

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020
Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020
Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

EPP Completer Satisfaction Survey

EPP Developed Survey Administered to Completers

   

EPP Completer Survey

Spring 2020 Coming Soon

Fall 2020

Spring 2021

Fall 2021

Timeline for Completion:
Data Collection & Analysis—Spring 2020
Continuous Improvement Goals—Spring 2020
Final Data Published on Website—Fall 2020

5. Graduation Rates

AY 2019-2020Admitted and EnrolledCompleted
Initial Certifications Coming soon Coming soon
Advanced Certifications Coming soon Coming soon
AY 2018-2019Admitted and EnrolledCompleted
Initial Certifications   144
Advanced Certifications   165
AY 2017-2018Admitted and EnrolledCompleted
Initial Certifications 197 173
Advanced Certifications 119 176
AY 2016-2017Admitted and EnrolledCompleted
Initial Certifications 294 163
Advanced Certifications 250 171
AY 2015-2016Admitted and EnrolledCompleted
Initial Certifications 274 97
Advanced Certifications 219 259

1. Students in Candidacy during academic year (Summer, Fall & Spring).

2. All graduates recommended for certification through ALDSE during the academic year.

6. Ability of completers to meet licensing(certification) and any additional state requirements

Teacher Preparation candidates are required to meet all licensure requirements to graduate. The Alabama State Department of Education requires that students pass the Praxis content area tests as part of their licensure requirements. Our pass rates are below.

PRAXIS PASS RATES
 University of Alabama at BirminghamStatewide
 Number Taking AssessmentNumber Passing AssessmentInstitutional Pass RateNumber Taking AssessmentNumber Passing AssessmentStatewide Pass Rate
AY 2019-2020  
Traditional Completers Coming soon          
Alternative Completers Coming soon          
AY 2018-2019  
Traditional Completers Coming soon          
Alternative Completers Coming soon          
AY 2017-2018  100%
Traditional Completers 94 94 100 1820 1811  
Alternative Completers 93 93 100 430 428  
AY 2016-2017 99%
Traditional Completers 54 54 100 1761 1740  
Alternative Completers 68 57 99  381 379  
AY 2015-2016  
Traditional Completers 68 68 100 1721 1710 99%
Alternative Completers  74 74 100 427  426 100%

7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared.

The UAB School of Education has received data from the Alabama Department of Education regarding completers since 2015 who are employed in Alabama Public Schools. Our data indicate that approximately 83% of completers since 2015 are working in public schools in Alabama.

AY 2020/2021 Employment Milestones Data—Coming Soon! AY 2019/2020 Employment Milestones Data—Coming Soon!

Student loan default rates and other consumer information.

Information concerning consumer information regarding completers of UAB School of Education preparation. At this time UAB does not provide data on Default Rates differentiated by School or program. Information available from federal sources regarding default rates and other consumer information is available here.