Education Accreditation | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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    Capital University’s Educator Preparation Program is accredited by the national Council for the Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP). Accreditation is a quality assurance process that includes an external peer review. CAEP has four accountability measures for continuous improvement that are shared publicly and updated annually. The data reports on this webpage address these four measures and are updated at the end of Spring semester each year; these annual reports include the data from the previous academic year for each of the accountability measures. Because of how data are gathered and reported for the federal Title II report, data in this report are from two years prior to the date of the report.

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    Ohio ordered school-building closures and subsequent emergency legislation addressing the coronavirus pandemic had substantial impacts on state testing during the 2020-2021 school year. While many Ohio P-12 schools reopened in 2021-2022, the pandemic negatively impacted the number students participating in state testing, the number of teachers participating in annual evaluations (OTES), and the number of teachers and employers responding to surveys. As a result, the 2021-2022 OTES and Value-added data are limited, and survey response rates continued to be below previous years. Capital University and the state have taken measures to address these issues and as the pandemic wanes, participation rates in student testing, teacher evaluations and completion of surveys are improving. 

    2020-2022 Ohio Department of Higher Education

    The Value-Added and OTES data were collected and reported in the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s (ODHE) annual report on Educator Preparation Programs in Ohio*. The data for these measures were partially collected by the state in 2020-2021. Limited data collection resumed in the 2021-2022 school year. The number of recent graduates of Capital University participating in these assessment measures including the state surveys in 2021-2022 was low, and the ODHE reports indicate that many of the categories have a notation of “N<10” which resulted in percentages not being reported for many of the measures.

    *In addition to the low participation numbers, ODHE is experiencing some issues with these reports and is working to resolve them. For example, some data are showing incorrectly in the reports. An example is the response rate of 616.67% to the survey sent to Pre-Service Teachers. As they become available and the ODHE provides Capital University with updated or amended reports, they will be uploaded to this webpage. 

    Measure 1: Completer Impact and Effectiveness

    Completer impact on P-12 student learning and growth
    Completer effectiveness in applying professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions

    Measure 2: Satisfaction of Employers and Stakeholder involvement

    Starting in 2020-2021, the Capital University School of Education in collaboration with other Ohio Educator Preparation Programs developed an employers’ perception survey “Perspectives on our Educator Preparation Programs” based on a survey previously distributed to employers by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Employers of all Capital University education graduates/completers were sent a request to participate in this survey with a link to the online survey. This is the second year (2021-2022) of collecting this information from employers. 


    The School of Education’s Education Advisory Council includes key stakeholders from urban and suburban districts from across multiple disciplines: the Advisory Council meets twice a year. The advisory council reviews survey data reports, program updates, and provides feedback to the School of Education faculty regarding suggestions for continuous improvement and opportunities for candidates and graduates. 

    Measure 3: Candidate Competency at Program Completion

    Title II Report

    The annual Title II reports provides information on a number of measures such as passage rates on licensure exams, enrollment, and clinical experiences.

    Licensure Examination Pass Rates

    Data below includes Ohio educator licensure exam passage rates for all initial licensure content areas. Also Capital University passage rates for Principal license candidates.

    Measure 4: Ability of Completers to be Hired


    Ohio Resident Educator Program

    The Resident Educator program is a four- year comprehensive mentoring and professional development program. The Resident Educator data provided shows the persistence of hired Capital University graduates through the program at various schools. 

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