Assessment and Accreditation

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) has eight annual reporting measures, which are used to provide information to the public on program outcome and program impact.

Impact Measures

Impact on P-12 Learning and Development (Component 4.1)

The University at Buffalo is in the process of collecting data about its program completers' impact on P-12 learning and development.

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness (Component 4.2)

Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones (Components 4.3 | A.4.1)

The University at Buffalo is in the process of collecting data about its program completers' impact on P-12 learning and development.

Satisfaction of Completers (Components 4.4 | A.4.2)

Outcome Measures

Enrollment and Completer Data (Initial and Advanced)

TABLE: Enrollment and graduation totals for all teacher and educational administration programs at the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education

 


Enrollment


Graduates

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Initial Students Total Initial Teacher Education Students 132 107 107 106 41 55 42
Advanced Students

Total Advanced Teacher Education Students

207

133

143

118

96

92

72

Advanced Educational Leadership Students

28

21

21

29

19

29

25

Advanced Teacher Education Students

179

112

122

89

77

63

47

All Students

Combined Totals

339

240

250

224

137

147

114

Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing and Any Additional State Requirements; Title II (Initial and Advanced Levels)

For our initial level educator preparation programs all candidates must meet program requirements and workshop requirements prior to graduation; all program completers of our programs are recommended for licensure in the State of New York.  In order to be issued an initial certificate, however, candidates must pass corresponding New York State Teacher Certification Exams (i.e. Educating all Students (EAS) exam, Content Specialty tests, and edTPA).

Our advanced level educator preparation students meet varied requirements to attain their license.   Those students seeking an additional certificate area (Gifted or Literacy) are required to take an additional Content Specialty Test (CST).   Educational Leadership students are required to take the School Leadership Assessments to become licensed. Other advanced students do not complete any state assessments, rather, submit verification of years experience to obtain their professional certification.

Ability of Completers to Be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Prepared (Initial and Advanced Levels)

Two recent groups of graduates were surveyed to determine their employment status after graduating from our teacher preparation programs.

42 Initial Completers in 2016–17

The 42 Initial Completers in 2016–17 provided the following post-graduate employment data:

  • 25 students are teaching in Pre-K–12 schools
  • 4 students are continuing their education
  • 3 students work in field other than education
  • 10 students did not provide data

55 Advanced Completers in 2017–18

The 40 Advanced Teacher Preparation Program Completers in 2016–17 provided the following post-graduation and employment data:

  • 18 students are teaching in Pre-K–12 schools
  • 22 students did not provide data

The 15 Educational Leadership Preparation Program Completers in 2016–17 provided the following post-graduate data:

  • 8 students are working as Assistant Principals
  • 3 students are in a teaching position
  • 4 students are in a district or other administration position

Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information (Initial and Advanced Levels)

OPE ID: 002837
School: State University of New York at Buffalo, 501 Capen Hall, North Campus, Buffalo NY 14260-1000
Type: Master's Degree or Doctor's Degree
Control: Public
PRGMS: Both (FFEL/FDL)

TABLE: School Default Rates — FY 2014, 2013 and 2012
  FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
Default Rate 3.2 3.1 3.1
No. in Default 176 175 175
No. in Repay 5,345 5,623 5,557
Enrollment Figures

32,348

32,091

32,412

Percentage Calculation 16.5 17.5 17.1

Source: ed.gov

Enrollment: To provide context for the Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data, we include enrollment data (students enrolled at any time during the year) and a corresponding percentage (borrowers entering repayment divided by that enrollment figure). While there is no direct relationship between the timing of when a borrower entered a repayment (Oct. 1 through Sept. 30) and any particular enrollment year, for the purpose of these data, we have chosen to use the academic year ending on the June 30 prior to the beginning of the cohort year (e.g., FY 2014 CDR Year will use 2012–13 enrollment).

TABLE: School Default Rates — FY 2014, 2013 and 2012
OPE ID School Type Control PRGMS   FY2014 FY2013 FY2012
002837 State University of New York at Buffalo, 501 Capen Hall, North Campus, Buffalo NY 14260-1000 Master's
Degree
or
Doctor's
Degree
Public Both
(FFEL/
FDL)
Default Rate 3.2 3.1 3.1
No. in Default 176 175 175
No. in Repay 5,345 5,623 5,557
Enrollment Figures

32,348

32,091

32,412

Percentage Calculation 16.5 17.5 17.1