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Standard 4.1 — Impact on P-12 Student Learning and Development 

To track completer impact in their P-12 classrooms, the EPP utilizes two different measures.  The first is a Completer Teacher work Sample, and the second is data derived from a question on the first and third-year teacher survey completed by their work supervisors.

COMPLETER TEACHER WORK SAMPLES

The EPP solicits Completer Teacher Work Samples from first-year completers each year. In the reviewed cohort (n=9, graduates from the 2019-20 school year), there were three graduates who were willing to provide data for evidence regarding Standard 4.1. One completer was an elementary teacher (general instruction), one was an elementary music teacher, and the other one taught secondary science. Completers developed their submission by following the instruction rubric used in their senior year Teacher Work Sample during student teaching.  The sections on which we encouraged them to focus for this report were Data Analysis and Reflection. Each completer chose a unit of study, administered a pretest, taught the unit, and then administered the same test as a post test. 

The data for the science education completer show an average gain of 58% (n=14) with a range of -6 to +75% growth as a result of the unit taught. In this classroom, 71% of the students passed. Of the fourteen students, ten achieved mastery (80% or above). The teacher reflected that the unit included a variety of teaching strategies, but felt the hands-on activities were particularly helpful in student learning. One student struggled due to a learning disability, but with support, he had growth, as well.

For the music teacher, the overall average growth for the entire class (n = 21) was 69%, with a range of 38 to 90%. The males (n=9) grew slightly less than the females (n=12) by a 71 to 73% margin. The teacher felt the scores indicated the strings students grew in their skills to recognize musical symbols.

Data from the elementary teacher reveal an average overall gain of 47%, with a range of 31 to 64% growth as a result of the unit taught.  In this classroom (n = 8), 75% of the students passed, with one A, one B, two C’s, two D’s, and two F’s. The teacher notes that that the average grade for the unit was 82 with the girls earning a slightly higher average (87.5%) with an overall gain of 60%, while the boys received a 79% average with an overall gain of 50%. One child with special needs received a 45% for the unit, in spite of extra support. Students who scored well were those who completed all assignments in a timely manner. The unit included both artistic opportunities and hands-on projects, adding to student motivation.

Completer Teacher Work Sample
Fall 2020

Teacher

N=

Pretest

Range

Post test

Range

Average gain

Overall growth range

% pass

Elementary Music

21

17%

0-48%

86%

67-100%

69%

38 to 90%

100%

Secondary Science

14

38%

13-63%

93%

81-100%

58%

-6-75%

71%

Elementary Ed

8

22%

8-45%

69%

47-92%

47%

31-64%

75%

Average gain per student = 61.3% | Overall pass rate per student = 89.5%

SUPERVISOR SURVEY OF FIRST AND THIRD YEAR TEACHERS

Supervisors of the EPP’s first and third year completers when surveyed specifically about the teacher’s impact on student learning in the classroom rated their teachers an average of 3.75 out of 4.0. (N= 14).