Impact on P-12 Student Learning Growth
The Graduates’ Impact Survey is sent to completers who have 1, 2, and 3 years of teaching experience. The data from each completer includes 2 means of determining student growth. Measure 1 is each teacher’s class SLO, and Measure 2 is a test/unit recognized by the school district as evidence of student learning. For each test, the completer reports # of students tested, class average, high and low scores, % of students who reached goals, % of students who showed gains, how the data are used to improve instruction and/or differentiation, and explanation of any outliers. Since the completers are located across districts and states, it is difficult to choose area-wide tests. Therefore, % who showed gain is used to compare/demonstrate effect on student-learning growth across all completers. In the instances where state standard assessments are used, comparisons are also made to the district and state.
The Administrator Verification and Evaluation Survey verifies the data received via self-report from the graduates.
Apply Professional Knowledge, Skills, Dispositions
In the Administrator’s Verification and Evaluation Survey, administrators also rate the graduates’ effectiveness in applying their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the following areas: planning, instruction capability, classroom management, impact on student learning, professionalism, and overall satisfaction.
In South Carolina all teachers must pass the ADEPT evaluation within the first 3 years of employment. The ADEPT evaluation is required to progress from induction certification to full certification. These evaluations are administered by a team of trained individuals who use detailed rubrics and data. This collaboration delivers reliable evidence that NGU completers are effective in the classroom. Teachers who are not effective in impacting student learning are not awarded full certification.