TITLE II REPORT CARD
Title II of the Higher Education Act requires three annual reports on the quality of teacher preparation. Schools of education are to report to states the pass rates of their graduates on state certification assessments and other program data in April. States in turn are required to report to the U.S. Department of Education information on certification and licensure requirements, pass rates on state assessments disaggregated and ranked by institution, and other information in October. The required reports due in October of each year.
These state reports include information on:
- State certification and license requirements for completers of traditional and alternative teacher preparation programs
- Statewide pass rates on state assessments of completers of teacher preparation programs
- Information on teacher standards and their alignment with student standards
- Criteria for identifying low-performing schools of education
- Number of students enrolled in teacher preparation programs by gender, race, and ethnicity
- Total number of teachers completing teacher preparation programs and receiving initial credentials
- Number of teachers prepared by credential area, academic major, and subject area
Information about the Title II Report Card can be found at https://title2.ed.gov/View.asp.
Educator Accountability Reporting System (EARS)
As required by state statue, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) must report annually using the Educator Accountability Reporting System (EARS). The College of Education submits data annually to PED to measure and track teacher and administrator candidates from entry to completion of degree programs.
The data process in STARS is being restructured to deliver the most meaningful and succinct report that includes every statutory requirement. The EARS report will also help education institutions improve their practices with regard to the following: 1) Preparing highly effective educators 2) Connecting curriculum and learning experiences to the needs of schools 3) Hiring terminally-degreed faculty who have public school experience 4) Remaining active in service and research in the PreK–20 culture1 In the late 1880's–when New Mexico was still a territory, public and private four-year institutions were preparing teachers. Since 2003, New Mexico community colleges have partnered with the four-year institutions to support teacher preparation. In order to ensure effective educator preparation programs, all institutions must maintain a competency-driven, national, standards-based curriculum through joint New Mexico-NCATE accreditations or through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) partnership with the PED.2 The intent of this report is to fulfill the following:
- Meet the EARS statutory requirement
- Connect to PreK–12 PED data to reinforce a seamless PreK–20 reporting system3
- Honor the different missions of community colleges, comprehensive institutions, and research institutions.
- Include all initial (including alternative) and advanced licensure programs5
- When available, each annual EARS report will encompass data from the previous summer, fall, and spring.
There is no link to the NMPED site for EARS.
US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ONLINE EDUCATION SURVEY
The US News & World Report (USNWR) 2016 Best Online Education Programs survey collects data on distance education master's degree programs in Education. The survey collects admissions and enrollment data on each program, as well as information regarding financial aid, numbers of degrees awarded, ethnicity information, faculty information, among other data elements requested.
Information about the US News and World Report Online Education Survey can be found at http://www.usnews.com/education.
The US News and World Report Statistical Survey of Graduate Programs of Education is an annual survey of Colleges of Education that is typically completed in the fall semester. The purpose of the survey is provide prospective applicants information about the College of Education graduate programs, in comparison to other participating COE's in the survey. The survey contains sections on Graduate enrollment throughout the college, including ethnic breakdowns. There are sections on admissions, tuition, numbers of credits required for a degree, fellowships, scholarships, degrees awarded, faculty, research expenditures, and teacher education.
Information about the US News and World Report Graduate Education Survey can be found at http://www.usnews.com/education.