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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 Launch the on-site Master's program in Fall River Public Schools that embeds district goals in teacher preparation coursework.
Goal #2 Create and launch online surveys to gauge advising effectiveness.
Goal #3 Create Evaluation plan and metrics for the on-site MAT program in Fall River to gauge program efficacy in meeting district needs.

Annual Goals - 2017
Goal #1 Launch newly designed pre-practicum structure and gather feedback from stakeholders.
Goal #2 Launch English as a Second Language (ES) Certificate program and gather feedback from stakeholders.
Goal #3 Revamp the MAT Professional coursework.

Progress Toward Goals - 2017
Goal #1 The new pre-practicum structure was launched and early feedback from students was that it was more streamlined and coherent.
Goal #2 We launched the ESL Certificate program and gathered feedback from students and the district.
Goal #3 The MAT Professional program redesign was concluded. The new program substituted two required Education courses for Education electives to allow candidates more flexibility to choose coursework that would best meet their professional needs.

Annual Goals - 2016
Goal #1 Revamp our field experiences so they align with and scaffold into the new Candidate Assessment of Performance.
Goal #2 Align our curriculum with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's new Professional Standards for Teaching.
Goal #3 Field test the new CAP Assessment of Performance program wide and prepare stakeholders for the required shift in fall 2016.

Progress Toward Goals - 2016
Goal #1 We completely reorganized the field experiences component of the MAT Initial licensure program that is much more structured, developmental and aligned with both coursework and overall program goals. The process is complete and we have implemented the new structure this year.
Goal #2 The MAT program courses were modified and aligned to the new professional standards for teachers. The updated courses, some with new titles and prefixes to more appropriately identify key course concepts, were rolled out fall 2015.
Goal #3 We piloted the Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP) fall 2015 and spring 2016 to gather feedback from our stakeholders for the official launch in 2016-2017. Additionally, we centralized the practicum orientation and training components associated with CAP.