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Data Overview

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The charts on this page provide a public display of the College of Education’s data that tell our story about educator preparation licensure programs. The index table to the right of this page provides links for each data topic reported to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) in the College’s annual report. By clicking on each bar, a total number for the College in that data category will be displayed.

Completer Licensure and Employment

Completed:

The number of students who completed in the 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 academic year is determined by the number of students who completed a teacher preparation bachelor’s degree or the licensure component of a teacher preparation master’s degree in that time frame.

Licensed:

The number of completers from UNM teacher preparation programs who met licensure certification was determined by identifying all students who graduated from UNM in 2015-2016 or 2016-2017 who meet BOTH of the following conditions:

  1. Has a license issued from the NMPED in one of the following types: K-8 Elementary, 7-12 Secondary, B-3 Early Childhood, Pre K-12 Special Education, Pre K-12 Specialty Area, or 5-9 Middle Level.
  2. Has a license issued from the NMPED in one of the following levels: Level One, Level One Alternative, or Limited Level One Extension

Employed:

The number of completers who are employed as teachers was determined by identifying the number of graduates from UNM teacher preparation programs who met licensure certification AND worked at location which falls under the auspices of the NMPED during any one of the Academic Years of 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, or 2017-2018

Note: Completers who may be licensed or employed outside of NM, who may be employed in private schools or in any other situation not covered by NMPED are not included in this data.


Employer Surveys

UNM asks employers of UNM graduates to respond to a survey at the end of each school year.

  • Employers are defined as principals or other school leaders working in New Mexico public or charter schools.
  • Each principal was given the names of the teachers in their school who reported UNM as their preparation institute and had been licensed in the last three years. This information was obtained by submitting a request to the New Mexico Public Education Department. In many cases, schools had more than one principal identified, and the survey was sent to all principals.

Employers were asked, based on their experience with UNM Graduates, to what extent they would recommend hiring a UNM Graduate. This question is measured on a 5-point scale where 1 represents “not at all” and 5 represents “Exceptional”.

To what degree would you recommend hiring graduates from UNM’s College of Education?
Not at all = 1; Minimal =2; Moderate = 3; High=4; Exceptional = 5

Employers were asked 48 questions regarding teacher performance that were created to be in alignment with the NMTEACH rubrics currently being used to evaluate practicing educators. These are measured on a 5-point scale where 1 represents “ineffective” and 5 represents “exemplary”.

How effective are teachers who graduate from UNM at demonstrating the following skills and dispositions? (Mean Score)
Ineffective = 1; Minimally Effective = 2; Effective = 3; Highly Effective = 4; Exemplary = 5


Teaching Effectiveness

Data was provided by the NM Public Education Department for the 2016-2017 school year for teachers who were working for a public or charter school in NM and completed their licensure eligibility requirements at UNM in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Student Achievement Rankings are based on the NMTEACH evaluation of P-12 student performance on standardized assessments. Scores are aggregated by teacher and analyzed using a Value Added Model, then converted to a percentile rank. Cutscores are applied to the percentile ranks to sort teachers into five categories: Ineffective, Minimally Effective, Effective, Highly Effective, & Exemplary

Classroom Observation Rankings are based on the NMTEACH evaluation of teachers' classroom instruction. Principals observe teachers and score them using Domains 2 and 3 on the NMTEACH rubric. Scores across the academic year are aggregated by teacher. Teachers are scored in five categories: Ineffective, Minimally Effective, Effective, Highly Effective, & Exemplary.

Opportunity to Learn Average Scores are based on student and parent responses to an annual survey. Survey responses are coded: Never = 0, Hardly Ever = 1, Sometimes = 2, Usually = 3, Almost Always = 4, Always = 5. Survey responses are averaged by teacher, with the average score interpreted using the response codes above.


Graduation Rate

The graduation rate is calculated for students who first enrolled in their teacher preparation program in the 2015-2016 academic year. They are considered “graduated” if they were awarded a degree in the same program OR if they completed their licensure eligibility requirements in any subsequent semester, through Fall 2017.


NES Test Pass Rates: 2015-2016 and 2016-2017

  • The table below includes NES Competency and Content Test scores for students who completed at UNM in 2015-2016 or 2016-2017.
  • NES test scores were received from NMPED on February 23, 2018.
  • Pass rates are based on the test-taker’s best attempt.
  • Pass rates for the state of NM were downloaded from Pearson on April 26, 2018.


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