The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires Bard to report annually on eight measures. Below, we’ve summarized our 2018 report, which includes data through the end of AY17. 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 are 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 this year’s survey. 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. These include such items as preparedness in content knowledge, differentiation, assessment, and culturally responsive practice.
- Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4)
Summary: In March 2018, Bard MAT surveyed all of its graduates, 2004 to present, 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. 93% of the respondents reported that they are currently employed in education, most (74%) in public K-12 schools. On each of the ten items, more than 90% of respondents report that they “strongly agree” or “agree” that Bard MAT prepared them for their work as educators. Items include such areas as differentiation (95%), assessment (98%), instructional strategies (98%), disciplinary expertise (97%), and professionalism (95%).
- Graduation Rates
Bard MAT graduation rates for the most recent three years are:
Enrolled 22 Graduated 21 Rate 94%
Enrolled 17 Graduated 16 Rate 94%
Enrolled 26 Graduated 17 Rate 65%
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.
Summary: All candidates who sought certification in New York or the state of their destination successfully received it in time for employment. As has been the case historically, 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. Based on individual rubric scores, some sections of the edTPA seem to have been more challenging to a percentage of our candidates than others. In response, the Bard MAT faculty has adapted our edTPA support workshops to address these for the present cohort of candidates.
- Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared
Summary: Of the most recent graduating classes, 88% are currently employed full or part-time in education positions. In the Bard MAT Survey of Graduates, 93% 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 rate is available. The college does not provide rates for each program.