Results from the latest Annual Performance Reports for Educator Preparation Programs (APR-EPPs) have been released to provide information about the programs to the public, particularly parents and students. The APR-EPPs are based on the latest five years of data from education preparation programs at Missouri colleges and universities.
This year’s report has changed from last year, when programs were placed in tiers of performance. The report now shows three levels of accreditation. Because of the change in calculation, no accreditation levels have been awarded this year.
The public can view the reports by certification area to see how well the program prepares its students. Programs that have had fewer than 10 students over a five-year period are not reported.
The APR-EPPs support continuous improvement through a collaborative effort between the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and educator preparation programs. The programs provide the supporting data for the APR-EPPs. DESE also received survey data from first-year teachers, their supervisors, and first-year principals and the principals’ supervisors about how well they had been prepared. For the first time, new school counselors were surveyed about their level of preparation.
Preparing, developing and supporting educators is one of Missouri’s Show-Me-Success strategic priorities to ensure an effective teacher in every classroom and an effective leader in every school.