Wittenberg University's Education Department regards educational accountability as a central element of public trust. For this reason, we report to the community numerous candidate performance data. Specifically, we want our constituents to know at what rates our teacher candidates’ pass licensure tests, have impacted K-12 student learning though Ohio’s Value-Added Growth Measure, and perhaps most importantly, their perception of their preparation for teaching in our nation’s schools. To most effectively report this information, we have linked Wittenberg’s Education Preparation Performance (EPP) Report for 2012, the EPP Report for 2013, and the EPP Report for 2014 as produced by the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents). As more information is released as part of Ohio’s Metrics for Teacher Preparation Quality, information on Wittenberg’s program will be posted on this page. You may also examine the Ohio Board of Regents web page link for Wittenberg which will be updated periodically.
To provide further context to these data, it is important to understand how Wittenberg’s teacher preparation program is organized as compared to other programs in the state. Faced with declining scores or low pass rates, many institutions have started to require that their students pass one or all of the elements of the teacher licensure tests prior to completing student teaching. This requirement allows them to report 100% passage rates for program completers. In effect, where Wittenberg is reporting how well all of its students are doing on the tests, some institutions are reporting only information about the selected population that has taken the tests, passed, and has then been allowed to complete their program.
In addition to our Preparation Performance Report, links to the US Department of Education’s Title II reports are listed below. Ohio’s state and Wittenberg’s institutional reports can be found through these links.
We are proud of our program and our students. We are committed to gathering information about our program and the performance of our teacher candidates so that we can continue to improve. We want our teacher candidates to make a difference in the lives of children and students, because this fits our mission of producing educational leaders working toward constructive social change. Please contact us if you wish more information about the success of Wittenberg-prepared teachers.
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For more information about the quality of teacher preparation programs on a state-by-state basis, click on the link below: