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Educator Preparation Program Providers

General

Annual goal: An improvement goal reported to ESE by educator preparation program providers in the state annual report. Goals are for the upcoming academic year.
Source: Educator Preparation Program State Annual Report

Ed Prep Students

Candidate Enrollment by Race and Gender

Total enrollment: The unduplicated number of candidates enrolled in educator preparation programs.
Enrollment by race/ethnicity: The number and percent of educator preparation program candidates by race and ethnicity. Percentages are of candidates reporting their race.
Enrollment by gender: The number and percent of educator preparation program candidates by gender. Percentages are of candidates reporting their gender.
Source: Educator Preparation Program State Annual Report

Preparation Program Completers

Number of Program Completers: The total number of candidates meeting all requirements of the preparation program (i.e., instruction/course work and practicum), regardless of whether a candidate has taken and passed state tests or assessments for licensure or has been endorsed for licensure by the program. All program completers may double count candidates who complete two programs during the same year.
Source: Educator Preparation Program State Annual Report

MTEL Pass Rates

The MTEL pass rate report shows the percentage of educator preparation program students who took the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure and achieved a score equal to or higher than the state-established passing score.

Individual assessment pass rates are the percentage of test takers passing that assessment.

Summary pass rates are the percentage of students who passed all tests they took for their area of preparation among those who took one or more tests in their preparation areas.

All program completers includes students who completed the preparation program.
All enrolled students who completed all non-clinical coursework includes students who completed all coursework in the preparation program curriculum that does not require participating in the practicum or practicum-equivalent.
Other Enrolled Students includes students enrolled in the preparation program who have not yet completed the program or completed all non-clinical coursework.
Source: Evaluation Systems, Pearson

For more information on the MTEL program see: http://www.doe.mass.edu/mtel/

Employment

Employment is determined by matching candidates who were reported as program completers by the educator preparation program provider using the Educator Licensure and Recruitment System with employment data collected from districts in the Education Personnel Information Management System (EPIMS).

Program completion year: The academic year in which the candidates completed the preparation program. The academic year is defined as September 1 - August 31.
Number of program completers: The total number of candidates reported in the Educator Licensure and Recruitment System as completing a preparation program. Because programs may not report all completers using ELAR, this number may not match the total number of program completers as reported in the State Annual Report.
Percent employed in a Massachusetts public school: The percent of program completers who were reported as employed in a Massachusetts public school after the program completion year and before the end of the report school year. For example, a completer who completed a program in 2010-11 would be included in the 2013 employment rate if he or she were employed in a public school anytime between September 1, 2011 and June 30, 2013.
Number in Retention Cohort: The number of program completers who were reported as employed in a Massachusetts public school for at least one full year prior to the report year. This is the denominator for calculating the percent of program completers retained for at least two years. For example, a 2010-11 program completer who was first employed during the 2011-12 school year would be counted as employed at least one year prior to the 2013 report year. A 2010-11 program completer who was first employed during the 2012-13 school year would not be counted.
Percent remaining employed for at least two years: Of program completers who were employed for at least one year prior to the report year, the percent who remained employed for a second, consecutive year.
Program type: The program type (Teacher, Administrator, Specialist Teacher or Professional Support) and licensure type (Initial, Professional) of the program completed.
Program level: The level of program completed (Baccalaureate, Post-Baccalaureate, or Post-Baccalaureate - Apprenticeship/Teacher of Record)
Program field: The subject area or field of the program completed.
Top Employing Massachusetts public school districts: The districts employing the most program completers. Up to five districts are listed.
Top Employing Massachusetts public school districts, Percent of program completers employed: The number of program completers employed by the district, as a percent of all employed program completers.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff Counts

Total full-time equivalent: Total number of educator preparation program faculty and staff, measured in "full-time equivalency".
Student/faculty ratio: Number of enrolled educator preparation program students per faculty member.
Source: Educator Preparation Program State Annual Report

Faculty and Staff by Race and Gender

Faculty and staff by race/ethnicity: The number and percent of educator preparation program faculty and staff by race and ethnicity. Percentages are of faculty and staff reporting their race.
Faculty and staff by gender: The number and percent of educator preparation program faculty and staff by gender. Percentages are of faculty and staff reporting their gender.
Source: Educator Preparation Program State Annual Report

Student Restraint Report

State regulations broadly define restraint as restriction of students' freedom of movement. The definition does not include a brief physical contact to promote student safety or redirect or physical escort. For more information, please see 603 CMR 46.02.

The Student Restraint Report begins with the 2016-17 school year (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017). (The reporting requirements were different prior to January 1, 2016, when the new restraint regulations went into effect.) The 2016-17 school year was the start of a new data collection system for this report.

Data in this report are suppressed (dash in the cells) when:

  • Fewer than 6 students were restrained.
  • The number of injuries to staff or students is between 1 and 5.

As ESE does not collect enrollment data for collaboratives or approved special education schools, blank cells appear in their enrollment column. Schools are not listed here if they or their district on their behalf certified to the Department that they did not have any restraints. District-level data are not available for this report at this time.

The schools listed in this report include public schools, public school collaboratives, and approved day and residential special education schools. These categories of schools serve different student populations, and some may have a significantly longer school year, which may account for differences in the data reported. Other factors that can lead to variation in restraint rates are age range and the health and safety needs of the students served. Because of these differences, the data reported do not support comparisons between schools.

More information is available in this memo. For background on the regulations that require this collection, see this question and answer guide. For information on how the data are submitted, please see our technical assistance page.

Restraint data are among the items the Department reviews in its monitoring of schools. The most recent program review and mid-cycle review reports for approved special education schools are posted at http://www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/psr/, and the most recent coordinated program reviews and mid-cycle reviews for public school districts are posted at http://www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/review/cpr/default.html.