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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 Consider all of the external forces impacting Educator Preparation (Pre-practicum guidelines, SMK guidelines, Socio-Emotional Learning, Digital Literacy and Survey data). Review the course of study for each of our approved programs and make changes to the curriculum and/or individual courses as appropriate based on this analysis.
Goal #2 Strengthen ongoing partnerships by meeting with stakeholders a minimum of twice a year. Develop additional partnerships as appropriate based on the needs of districts and/or individual Springfield College programs.
Goal #3 Meet at least twice with admissions and program recruitment liaisons to strategize ways to increase recruitment efforts and increase the overall number of teacher and counselor candidates enrolled.

Annual Goals - 2017
Goal #1 Convene stakeholder and practicum advisory committees 3-4 times. Provide a forum for discussion about: 1. What's working, what's not; 2. Needs of various districts/schools, specific teaching field; 3. Brainstorm possible changes/additions to strengthen SC educator preparation programs; 4. Ask the question, "Are our teacher/counselor candidates who successfully complete our programs ready to teach/counsel day one?"
Goal #2 Take data from all surveys and the final (summative) CAP and analyze. Convene EPC and EPLC to identify trends in the data and determine what should be celebrated, strengthened, or substantially changed.
Goal #3 Meet 2-3 times with admissions, enrollment management personnel, and individuals in departments who are leading recruitment efforts to review data. Detail all recruitment efforts being made for undergraduate and graduate programs, especially efforts to increase the number of students of color. Explain/describe the successes, challenges and identify additional strategies.

Progress Toward Goals - 2017
Goal #1 Stakeholders were convened through advisory committees and supervisor training sessions over 9 times. Feedback was gathered about strengths and areas needing improvement. This information was shared with individual programs as appropriate in order to strengthen our partnerships.
Goal #2 Data from all surveys, CAP summative ratings and DESE (through EDWIN, etc.) were shared and discussed with EPC and EPLC. Data were analyzed, trends highlighted and improvements were made as appropriate.
Goal #3 Meetings occurred with enrollment management personnel as well as department liaisons responsible for recruitment. In the DESE program approval worksheet we described our efforts to increase students of color and provided data illustrating our success in this area.

Annual Goals - 2016
Goal #1 Full implementation of 2014 Professional Standards for Teachers (PST). All coursework and field-based experiences revised and delivered based on changes made.
Goal #2 Full implementation of the new Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) for all of our teacher candidates enrolled in an official practicum.
Goal #3 In preparation for state program approval visit in 2017-2018, complete all required program approval documents. Make changes/adjustments as appropriate.

Progress Toward Goals - 2016
Goal #1 Revisions to the course objectives for all PEHE and EDUC required courses and field-based experiences were made during the 2015-2016 academic year to ensure proper coverage of the PSTs. The PST matrices were completed in 2016 showing that there is appropriate coverage of all PSTs in required teacher preparation coursework. Beginning the Fall of 2016, all coursework and field-based experiences were delivered based on all of the revisions to the course objectives.
Goal #2 Director of Educator Preparation provided CAP training/workshops to candidates and all supervisors (supervising practitioners and program supervisors) prior to the start-up date for the various practicum experiences provided to teacher candidates at Springfield College. In addition, the Director provided one on one support for all supervisors as needed/requested. In addition the Director provided ongoing support to teacher candidates through the required seminars. Full implementation was achieved; all teacher candidates enrolled in an official practicum and their supervisors followed the CAP guidelines as adapted by Springfield College in our practicum handbook.
Goal #3 Matrices have all been completed and are being reviewed; drafts of all domain worksheets have been completed; worksheets are being edited and will be completed and finalized over the summer. As a result of this review, some curricular changes have been made and more outreach to stakeholders has occurred.