MAT Program Information.
The State of NJ provides aggregate data to Drew regarding the effectiveness of our completers when they enter the classroom. Because Drew is a small program that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration across certification areas, we have a limited number of completers in each individual certification area. In almost every area, we do not reach the threshold of 10 completers for the state to provide data disaggregated by certification area. The state has provided the following data for the evaluation of Drew completers:
For the 19-20 school year, a large percentage of teachers statewide were not evaluated due to the public health emergency. Of the certified Drew program completers from the 18-19 school year employed in the 19-20 school year, only one was evaluated. For a three-year aggregate that also includes program completers from the 16-17 and 17-18 school years who were employed and evaluated one year after finishing at Drew, all earned an Effective rating as first year teachers. The NJDOE is not able to disaggregate this data because of regulations.
The state is not able to provide data for impact on student learning to Drew University, though it does provide an aggregate Student Growth Percentage and Student Growth Objective score in areas of certification where n>10 to all EPPs in the state. Because Drew is unable to evaluate impact of completers using the state-provided data, we have utilized an annual system of case studies to learn about how our completers are doing in the classroom, school and district. Each year we invite completers from the past two years to provide the following data: (1) Satisfaction survey, (2) Employer satisfaction survey, (3) Impact and Teaching Effectiveness data, and (4) Student Perception survey. Participation in the study is voluntary. Participants in the case studies from the 18-19 and 19-20 completers included the following certification areas: Elementary, ESL, English, Spanish. Analysis of all cases indicated that the completers had a positive impact on student learning, meeting targets set by their school principals through student growth objectives. Additionally, student perceptions of their teachers were overwhelmingly positive, indicating that students felt the teachers were effective and having a positive impact on their learning.
Source: NJDOE Completer Survey
Enrollment and Completion Trend 3-Year Graduation Rate
Enrollment and Completion Trend
3-Year Graduation Rate
100% of Drew’s completers met NJ cut scores for the Praxis Core (or equivalent), Praxis II, and edTPA assessments.
95% of all 2019-20 completers were hired to begin the 2020-2021 school year. The one completer not hired enrolled at Drew to complete the TOSD endorsement program.
EPP Annual Reports include impact, teaching effectiveness, employment, and certification assessment outcomes and are provided by the NJ Department of Education between April and July the year following the year of the report (e.g., 2019 Report was available in late spring 2020). The most recent year’s report will be available on the state website (https://eppdata.doe.state.nj.