The Teacher Education Program of Alderson Broaddus University Candidate Performance

The Teacher Education Program at Alderson Broaddus University is committed to the training and development of competent beginning teachers who have demonstrated ability as informed, thoughtful and sensitive educators.

Our program regularly gathers and analyzes data from teacher candidates, recent graduates and cooperating faculty in order to evaluate program efficacy.  Data is collected from a variety of sources. Among the sources of data used to make program decisions the faculty of the Teacher Education Program carefully review the performance of candidates in academic achievement, national examinations, and candidate performance in clinical settings by college faculty and cooperating teachers.

Candidate Performance on National Examinations: Principles of Learning and Teaching

YearProgram CompletersPLT Pass RateWV Passing Score - PLTAB Completer Mean Score - PLTWV Mean - PLT
2010-201111100%160171171
2011-20121090%130174171
2012-201316100%160175171
2013-201415100%160174172.01

AB teacher education candidates demonstrate a high level of success on the Principles of Learning and Teaching examination. The mean score of AB candidates is equal to or exceeds the State of West Virginia mean score.

 

Candidate Performance in National Content Examination – PRAXIS II Scores

YearProgram CompletersContent PRAXIS Pass RateGPA
2010-20111192%3.44
2011-20121090%3.49
2012-201316100%3.32
2013-20141593%3.43

AB teacher education candidates demonstrate a high level of success in their content knowledge as measured by national tests and GPA.

 

Candidate Performance in Supervised Clinical Experiences

Year# of RatingsCooperating TeachersCollege FacultyMean
2011-2012464.454.494.47
2012-2013484.494.384.43
2013-2014344.54.64.6

Scale: 1 = Unacceptable; 2 = Weak; 3 = Satisfactory; 4 = Strong; 5 = Exemplary

AB teacher education candidates perform at the strong to exemplary level in clinical experiences.

 

Program Completers and Recommendation for Initial Licensure

YearTeacher CandidateProgram CompletersProgram Completion RateRecommendation for Initial LicensureProgram Completer Recommendation Rate
2010-20111111100%1092%
2011-201210990%9100%
2012-20131616100%16100%
2013-2014121387%1280%

AB teacher education candidates demonstrate a high rate of program completion, as well as a high rate of recommendation for initial licensure.

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