Trinity’s initial-license and advanced-level education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
CAEP Annual Reporting Measures 2020
The following annual reporting measures are used to provide information to the public on program outcomes and program impact. Trinity’s Annual Reports are prepared each year and report on the previous Academic Year; therefore the 2020 Annual Report measures include data from Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019.
Impact on P-12 learning and development
- Trinity assesses completers’ impact on P-12 learning by triangulating data from three measures: 1. Action Research Key Assessments that are completed during the student teaching semester immediately before graduation, 2. Questions on the Alumni Survey which asks completers to self-assess their impact on student learning, and 3. Questions on the Employer Survey which asks employers to assess the impact of our completers on student learning. These surveys were implemented in Spring 2019 and initial data is reported here: Impact on P-12 learning and development
Indicators of teaching effectiveness
- Trinity assesses the teaching effectiveness of its graduates by triangulating data from the following measures: 1. Alumni Observations in which completers are assessed in line with the InTASC teaching standards, 2. Student Perception Surveys which students in grade 3 or higher complete and include questions about the completers’ teaching effectiveness across a variety of indicators, and 3. An Employer Satisfaction Survey which asks employers to assess the teaching effectiveness of completers. Observations and surveys were implemented in Spring 2019 and initial data is reported here: Indicators of teaching effectiveness
Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
- Trinity assesses the satisfaction of employers of our MAT and MSA completers primarily via Employer Surveys. In addition, question on the Alumni Survey ask about promotion and retention which may be used as an indicator of employer satisfaction. Finally, when conducting Alumni Observations of our Teacher Education completers, faculty conduct informal interviews with their principals. All of these tools were implemented in Spring 2019 and initial data is reported here: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones
Satisfaction of completers
- Trinity assesses the satisfaction of completers of our MAT and MSA programs through Exit Surveys and Alumni Surveys. Revised surveys were implemented in Spring 2019 and initial data is reported here: Satisfaction of completers
- Persistence and graduation rates for the all incoming cohorts since 2013 is reported here: Graduation and Persistence rates. Persistence in the most recent cohort (incoming Fall 2017) of M.A.T candidates was 100% and for M.S.A candidates it was 73%.
Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements
- Title II summary pass rates for Teacher Education Initial Certification in the last five cohorts of completers is reported here: Title II Pass Rates. The pass rate for the 2018-2019 cohort was 100%.
Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared
- Of those responding to the Trinity Graduation survey, 100% of M.A.T completers and 93% of M.S.A completers were employed full-time. Of those responding to the Alumni Survey, 100% of M.A.T completers and 96% of M.S.A completers were employed full-time. Full details from the Trinity Graduation Survey for the past three years is reported here: Employment Rates
Student loan default rates and other consumer information
- The 5 most recent 3-year cohort default rates for Trinity Washington University are:
- 2016 – 13.8%
- 2015 – 12.3%
- 2014 – 10.2%
- 2013 – 9.1%
- 2012 – 10.4%