CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium (RTEC) is a collaborative teacher preparation partnership between Washington and Lee University and Southern Virginia University. RTEC is nationally accreditated through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP requires each nationally accreditated education preparation provider to report annually on program impact and outcome measures. This page offers the annual reporting measures for RTEC.  Due to the small number of program graduates each year, many data points remain available internally as the RTEC faculty continues to aggregate data for future publication in a manner that will protect the anonymity of its graduates.

IMPACT MEASURES (CAEP Standard 4)

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 student learning and development (component 4.1)

RTEC documents multiple measures that demonstrate completers's impact on P-12 student learning and development.  RTEC currently surveys completers and their employers to collect data on completers' impact, as well as informal reports from completers to determine candidates' impact on P-12 student growth. 

  • Alumnus/a and Employer First Year Survey - Data available summer 2019
  • Teacher conducted action research - Data available summer 2019

Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness (component 4.2)

RTEC demonstrates that completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the preparation experiences were designed to achieve. Mutli-dimensional measures of preparation impact included:

  • Alumnus/a and Employer First Year Survey - Data available summer 2019
  • Teacher Work Sample - Data available summer 2019
  • Teacher conducted action research   Data available summer 2019

Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (component 4.3)

RTEC demonstrates that employers are satisfied with completers’ preparation and that completers reach employment milestones such as promotion and retention. 

  • Employer First Year Survey - Data available summer 2019 

Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers (component 4.4)

RTEC demonstrates that program completers perceive their preparation as relevant to the responsibilities they confront on the job and that the preparation was effective.  

  • Program completer Exit Survey - Data available summer 2019
  • Alumnus/a First Year Survey - Data available summer 2019

OUTCOME MEASURES 

Measure 5: Graduation Rates

RTEC graduation rates for the most recent three years are:

  • 2017-18             5 Enrolled / 5 Graduated (100% rate)
  • 2016-17             11 Enrolled / 11 Graduated (100% rate)
  • 2015-16             4 Enrolled / 4 Graduated (100% rate)

Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and or any additional state requirements

The state of Virginia requires teachers to pass several exams in order to be licensed. The exams include the Praxis I, Praxis II (Content Area) Exam, RVE (Reading for Virginia Educators, PK-6 only), and VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment). Once candidates have completed their bachelor’s degree, passed the above mentioned exams, and completed state-mandated requirements for training in First Aid/CPR/AED, Dyslexia, and Child Abuse and Neglect, they are eligible to apply for licensure with the VDOE.

All RTEC completers have met the requirements for teacher certification in Virginia. The following aggregated exam pass rates provide evidence of this measure: 

2012-2018 

  • Praxis I - 100% pass rate
  • Praxis II - 100% pass rate
  • RVE - 100% pass rate
  • VCLA - 100% pass rate

Additionally, a link to RTEC's annual Title II report provides detailed information about completers' exam pass scores.  

Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared

RTEC compiles records of completers' teaching positions for each graduating class, documenting their continued retention for each year removed from the program.  

  • Summary of completers' professional positions - Data available summer 2019

Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information

The student loan default rate for Washington and Lee University is 3.4%.

The student loan default rate for Southern Virginia University is 5.6%

The universities do not provide rates for individual departments or programs.

Other consumer information for each university can be found at the following links: