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Annual Goals

This report lists the annual improvement goals reported to ESE in the educator preparation program provider’s state annual report. Providers may report up to three goals for the upcoming year and are asked to report on progress made toward the prior year’s goals. Annual goals are reported in May of the academic year listed.

Annual Goals - 2018
Goal #1 Identify appropraite evidence for high expectations in the CAP and develop strategies for a model of feedback for this element
Goal #2 Remove the second major as a requirement for early childhood and elementary. With this program change, the department is reviewing all courses in elementary and early childhood programs of study to align courses chosen to meet the SMK and MA Curriculum Framework requirements.
Goal #3 Deepen partnerships in districts that were previously made which now have new leadership.

Annual Goals - 2017
Goal #1 Identify new documents that will be helpful to collect to demonstrate improvement of practice for preservice teachers and teacher candidates.
Goal #2 Assign an in-depth measure of student learning that is designed, constructed, implemented, analyzed and evaluated by teacher candidate that will be graphically displayed and used as significant evidence for being a teacher candidate ready to teach day one.
Goal #3 Every 10 observations completed in the Math Clinic will be scored on a 50-point rubric to determine implementation of evidence-based practice covered in course work.

Progress Toward Goals - 2017
Goal #1 Using the Data Wise process documents were developed that allow the college to gather evidence that demonstrates improvement of practice for Teacher Candidates and supervision of them.
Goal #2 A measure of student learning project was developed and implemented within the practicum to demonstrate effective teaching through gathering of data, analyzing it and displaying it graphically.
Goal #3 Implementing the math clinic rubric allowed students to see their areas of strength in their implementation of lesson plans, as well as specific areas that they could strengthen. The rubric was also aligned to the CAP forms for formative and summative assessment data. Students were able to quantify their areas of improvement and could add evidence to their practicum binders. The grading rubric for observations also helped us align our math specialist program to the same standards as our reading clinic observations. The rubric will be revised, based on student feedback gathered during this first implementation cycle.

Annual Goals - 2016
Goal #1 Implementation of syllabi that has been newly aligned with the Professional Standards for Teachers in all content areas.
Goal #2 Implement the Candidate Assessment Performance for all teacher candidates in all content areas
Goal #3 Increase the number of teacher candidates in high need areas

Progress Toward Goals - 2016
Goal #1 Data collection implemented in a systematic way that allow collection of documents that support best practices. This documentation will help professors assess changes that need to be made.
Goal #2 Intentional teaching emphasized as college professors participate in public school classrooms with preservice teachers helping them make connections between college courses and classroom practice.
Goal #3 Supervising Practitioners and Program Supervisors enjoy using a common language based on the mentoring course provided. The email dialogue in the course between SPs. and PSs adds to the experience in solidifying the same language.