The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires Bard to report annually on eight measures. Below, we’ve summarized our 2019 report, which includes data through the end of AY18. For clarity, we will organize the summary by impact measure.
- Impact on P-12 student learning and development (Component 4.1)
Summary: In a purposeful sample of Bard MAT graduates, representing a cross-section of disciplines, school demographics, and years in the profession, the average scores of their students on state exams, or local exams in preparation for state tests, were on or well above the state averages.
- Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)
Summary: In the same purposeful sample of Bard MAT graduates, representing a cross-section of disciplines, school demographics, and years in the profession, Bard teachers were consistently rated “effective” and “highly effective” by their employers.
- Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3)
Summary: Bard MAT again participated in the annual employer survey administered by the Mid Hudson School Study Council. This survey is distributed to 110 school districts in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York; 45% responded to the 2018-19 survey; 73% of member institutions responded. Bard is one of the smallest programs in the consortium, and it is the farthest north. In nearly all items surveyed, Bard teachers scored at or above average relative to peer institutions.
- Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4)
Summary: In March 2019, Bard MAT surveyed its graduates about the relationship between their preparation and their work in education. The ten items on the survey corresponded with the InTASC Standards for Teacher Education, and the survey met CAEP’s standards for data collection. Respondents represented all years of the program and were distributed across all certification areas. 92.5% of the respondents reported that they are currently employed in education, most (87.1%) in public, charter, or independent K-12 schools. On each of the ten items, 90% or more of respondents report that they “strongly agree” or “agree” that Bard MAT prepared them for their work as educators.
- Graduation Rates
Bard MAT graduation rates for the most recent three years are:
Enrolled 17 Graduated 16 Rate 94%
Enrolled 26 Graduated 17 Rate 65%
Enrolled 19 Graduate 19 Rate 100%
Note that the dip in 2017 is largely accounted for by change of status from full to part time.
- Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II
Summary: As has been the case historically, nearly all of our candidates scored well above average on the two NYS written exams—the EAS and the CST. Our cohort average total scores and rubric scores on the edTPA results were also above the state averages.
- Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared
Summary: Of the most recent graduating class, 84% are currently employed full or part-time in education positions. In the Bard MAT Survey of Graduates, 92.5% of respondents report that they are currently employed in education.
- Student loan default rates and other consumer information
The student loan default rate for Bard College FY15 is 2.0 That is the most recent date for which a final rate is available. The college does not provide rates for each program.