BHSU School of Education Institutional Report Card

HEA

Title II Institutional and Program Report Card on the Quality of Teacher Preparation

Office of Post-secondary Education

U.S. Department of Education

Institution Information

Name of institution: ____Black Hills State University_____

Institution/program type: _Traditional _

Check if your institution is a member of a Teacher Quality Enhancement (TQE) partnership grant: __

TQE partnership name or grant number, if applicable:

State: _South Dakota_

Address: _1200 University St Unit 9004_

Contact person: _Dr. Pat Simpson_

Email: _Patricia.Simpson@bhsu.edu_

Telephone no.: _(605) 642-6550_

Academic year: _2010-11_

Note: The procedures for developing the information required for these tables are explained in the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Title II: Reporting Reference and User Manual. Terms and phrases in this questionnaire are defined in the glossary, appendix X of the manual.

Section I. Program information

(A) For each element listed below, check if it is required for admission into any of your initial teacher certification program(s) at either the undergraduate (UG) or postgraduate (PG) level. (§205(a)(1)(C)(i))

Element

UG

PG

Application

X

X

Fee/payment

 

 

Transcript

X

X

Fingerprint check

X

X

Background check

X

X

Experience in a classroom or working with children

X

X

Minimum number of courses/credits/semester hours completed

X

X

Minimum high school GPA

 

 

Minimum undergraduate GPA

X

X

Minimum GPA in content area coursework

X

X

Minimum GPA in professional education coursework

X

X

Minimum ACT score

 

 

Minimum SAT score

 

 

Minimum GRE score

 

 

Minimum basic skills test score

X

X

Subject area/academic content test or other subject matter verification

X

X

Minimum Miller Analogies test score

 

 

Recommendation(s)

X

X

Essay or personal statement

X

X

Interview

 

X

Résumé

 

X

Bachelor’s degree or higher

 

X

Job offer from school/district

 

 

Personality test (e.g., Myers-Briggs Assessment)

 

 

Other (specify:_______________________________________)

 

 

Provide a link to your website where additional information about admissions requirements can be found:_www.bhsu.edu_

Indicate when students are formally admitted into your initial teacher certification program (freshman year, sophomore year, junior year, senior year, postgraduate): _junior year and postgraduate_

Does your initial teacher certification program conditionally admit students? _X_Yes

Please provide any additional information about or exceptions to the admissions information provided above.

If a student is lacking a particular requirement for full admission, the Director of Field Experiences may grant a provisional admission for a period of one semester, including a plan for any deficiency to be remedied. If the provisions are not met within the semester, the student will be removed from the Professional Teacher Preparation Program until such time as all requirements are met and the student makes reapplication.

(B) Provide the number of students in the teacher preparation program in the following categories. Note that you must report on the number of students by ethnicity and race separately. Individuals who are non-Hispanic/Latino will be reporting in one of the race categories. Also note that individuals can belong to one or more racial groups, so the sum of the members of each racial category may not necessarily add up to the total number of students enrolled. (§205(a)(1)(C)(ii))

Total number of students enrolled in 2010-11

853

Unduplicated number of males enrolled in 2008-09

147

Unduplicated number of females enrolled in 2008-09

706

2010-11

Number enrolled

Ethnicity

 

Hispanic/Latino of any race

18

Race

 

American Indian or Alaska Native

15

Asian

1

Black or African American

3

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

2

White

794

Two or more races

11

(C) Provide the following information about supervised clinical experience in 2008-09. (§205(a)(1)(C)(iii), §205(a)(1)(C)(iv))

Average number of clock hours required prior to student teaching

269

Average number of clock hours required for student teaching

640

Number of full-time equivalent faculty in supervised clinical experience during this academic year

1.206

Number of full-time equivalent adjunct faculty in supervised clinical experience during this academic year (IHE and PreK-12 staff)

1.786

Number of students in supervised clinical experience during this academic year

167

(D) Provide the number of students who have been certified or licensed as teachers, by subject and area of certification or licensure. (§205(a)(1)(C)(v))

Teaching subject/area

Number

2010-11

Number

2009-10

Number  

2008-09

Number  

2007-08

Number  

2006-07

Art Education

6

5

4

3

6

Biology Education

3

3

3

4

4

Business Education

3

 

2

3

2

Chemistry/Physics

 

1

 

 

2

Early Childhood Special Education

5

9

7

2

8

Elementary Education

84

60

67

57

59

English Education

1

1

6

4

8

English Education – Composite

 

 

1

 

 

History Education

8

7

7

1

6

Industrial Technology Education

1

1

2

1

2

Mathematics Education

4

4

4

3

2

Middle School Education

 

 

2

1

1

Music Education

6

2

1

2

2

Physical Education

11

5

6

11

5

Science Education – Composite

2

1

 

1

1

Social Science Education – Composite

7

2

2

3

10

Spanish Education

1

2

4

1

3

Special Education

33

23

16

20

11

Speech Education

 

1

 

 

 

Speech Education – Composite

 

 

1

 

 

TOTAL (all areas/subjects)

158

131

135

117

132

E) Provide the total number of initial teacher certification preparation program completers in each of the following academic years:

2010-11

158

2009-10

131

2008-09

135

2007-08

117

2006-07

132

Section II. Goals and assurances

ANNUAL GOALS

Each institution of higher education (IHE) that conducts a traditional teacher preparation program (including programs that offer any ongoing professional development programs) or alternative routes to state certification or licensure program, and that enrolls students receiving Federal assistance under this Act, shall set annual quantifiable goals for increasing the number of prospective teachers trained in teacher shortage areas designated by the Secretary or by the state educational agency, including mathematics, science, special education, and instruction of limited English proficient students. IHEs that do not have a teacher preparation program in one or more of the areas listed below can enter NA for the area(s) in which the IHE does not have that program. (§205(a)(1)(A)(i), §205(a)(1)(A)(ii), §206(a))

Teacher shortage area in

2010-11

Goal

Goal met?

(Y/N)

Description of strategies used to achieve goal

Description of steps to improve performance in meeting goal or lessons learned in meeting goal

Mathematics

4

Y

Targeted scholarships; recruitment and retention grants; partnership with Arts and Sciences faculty; establishment of certification program for mid-career professionals

Monitored results

Science

4

Y

To improve performance, a learning assistant program is being piloted in fall 2010 to provide an opportunity for science majors to explore teaching as a career.

Monitored results

Special Education

20

Y

Marketing online endorsement program to practicing teachers; recruitment and retention grants; promoting double majors in elementary education and special education with summer course offerings for timely completion of degrees.

The development of online coursework in special education significantly enhances enrollment and completion of certification requirements.

Instruction of limited English proficient students

NA

 

 

 

Other (specify: _________)

 

 

 

 

Provide any additional comments, exceptions and explanations below:

ASSURANCES

Place a check next to each statement certifying that your institution is in compliance with the following assurances. (§205(a)(1)(A)(iii), §206(b))

  • _X_ Training provided to prospective teachers responds to the identified needs of the local educational agencies or States where the institution’s graduates are likely to teach, based on past hiring and recruitment trends;
  • _X_ Training provided to prospective teachers is closely linked with the needs of schools and the instructional decisions new teachers face in the classroom;
  • _X_ Prospective special education teachers receive coursework in core academic subjects and receive training in providing instruction in core academic subjects;
  • _X_ General education teachers receive training in providing instruction to children with disabilities;
  • _X_ General education teachers receive training in providing instruction to limited English proficient students;
  • _X_ General education teachers receive training in providing instruction to children from low-income families; and
  • _X_ Prospective teachers receive training on how to effectively teach in urban and rural schools, as applicable.

Describe your institution’s most successful strategies in meeting the assurances listed above:

Candidates are strategically placed in one-year residencies and additional field experiences in high-needs schools. 

Section III. Pass rates and scaled scores

Provide the information in the following tables on the performance of the students in your teacher preparation program on each teacher certification/licensure assessment used by your state. This information will be provided to your institution by the state or the testing company or companies (or entities). In cases where a student has taken a given assessment more than once, the highest score on that test must be used. There must be at least 10 students in each category taking the same assessment in an academic year for data on that assessment to be reported; for summary data, there must also be at least 10 students (although not necessarily taking the same assessment) for data to be reported. In cases where there are less than 10 students taking the same assessment and the assessment pass rate is not reported, those students must be included in the summary data.

Enrolled students are those students admitted to the teacher preparation program who have not yet completed the program.

In the case of a teacher preparation program with fewer than 10 scores reported on any single initial teacher certification or licensure assessment during an academic year, the program shall collect and publish information with respect to an average pass rate and scaled score on each state certification or licensure assessment taken over a three-year period.

PRAXIS SUMMARY PASS RATES See Appendix A

 

Number taking one or more required tests

Number passing all tests taken

Pass rate
(%)

Statewide average pass rate (%)

All program completers, 2010-2011

158

158

100%

99%

All program completers, 2009-2010

131

131

100%

99%

All program completers, 2008-2009

 103

 102

 99%

 99%

Note: Your institution or organization is not required by Title II to publish summary pass rates. Please retain the individual assessment data for each student that will allow you to verify these summary pass rates. This information is requested for validation purposes.

Section IV. Statement and Designation as Low-Performing

Provide the following information about the approval or accreditation of your teacher preparation program. (§205(a)(1)(D), §205(a)(1)(E))

(A) Is your teacher preparation program currently approved or accredited? _X_ Yes ___ No

If yes, please specify the organization(s) that approved or accredited your program: __X_ State _X_ NCATE ___ TEAC ___ Other (specify:_____________________________)

(B) Is your teacher preparation program currently under a designation as “low-performing” by the state (as per section 207(a) of the HEA of 2008)? ___ Yes _X_ No

*NOTE: See appendix X of the manual for the legislative language referring to “low-performing” programs.

Section V. Use of Technology (§205(a)(1)(F))

Does your program prepare teachers to:

(A) integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction _X_ Yes ___ No

(B) use technology effectively to collect data to improve teaching and learning _X_ Yes ___ No

(C) use technology effectively to manage data to improve teaching and learning _X_ Yes ___ No

(D) use technology effectively to analyze data to improve teaching and learning _X_ Yes ___ No

Provide a description of how your program prepares teachers to integrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction, and to use technology effectively to collect, manage, and analyze data in order to improve teaching and learning for the purpose of increasing student academic achievement. Include a description of how your program prepares teachers to use the principles of universal design for learning, as applicable. Include planning activities and a timeline if any of the four elements listed above are not currently in place.

All candidates are prepared to submit the Teacher Work Sample (TWS) designed by the Renaissance Partnership for Improving Teacher Quality. Completion of a high-quality TWS is a required component of the final field experience. Integration of technology into curriculum and instruction is a required element of Factor 3 of the TWS; collecting, managing, analyzing data, creating gain scores tables, disaggregating data for subgroups, and describing student learning as a result of instruction is a required element of Factor 5 of the TWS. Principles of universal design for learning is taught and demonstrated in Factor 1: Contextual Information and Learning Environment, Factor 2: TWS Goals and Learning Outcomes, and Factor 3: Instructional Design and Implementation.

Section VI. Teacher Training (§205(a)(1)(G))

Does your program prepare general education teachers to:

(A) teach students with disabilities effectively _X_ Yes ___ No

(B) participate as a member of individualized education program teams _X_ Yes ___ No

(C) teach students who are limited English proficient effectively _X_ Yes ___ No

Does your program prepare special education teachers to:

(D) teach students with disabilities effectively _X_ Yes ___ No

_____ Program does not prepare special education teachers

(E) participate as a member of individualized education program teams __X__ Yes _____ No

_____ Program does not prepare special education teachers

(F) teach students who are limited English proficient effectively _X_ Yes ____ No

_____ Program does not prepare special education teachers

Provide a description of how your program prepares general education teachers to teach students with disabilities effectively, including training related to participation as a member of individualized education program teams, as defined in section 614(d)(1)(B) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act[1], and to effectively teach students who are limited English proficient. Include planning activities and a timeline if any of the six elements listed above are not currently in place.

Candidates are required to take SPED 300 Students with Exceptionalities or SPED 405 Educating Secondary Students with Disabilities.  Both classes include assignments “People 1st Language” and text readings which prepare candidates to understand the learning needs of students who are limited English proficient.  Fundamental outcomes of these courses include training relative to IDEA.

Provide a description of how your program prepares special education teachers to teach students with disabilities effectively, including training related to participation as a member of individualized education program teams, as defined in section 614(d)(1)(B) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and to effectively teach students who are limited English proficient. Include planning activities and a timeline if any of the six elements listed above are not currently in place.

In addition to SPED 300 or SPED 405, SPED majors are required to take SPED 420 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies K-12; SPED 460 Family Systems and Professional Collaboration; and either SEED 450 7-12 Reading in the Content Area or ELED 315 Foundations of Reading.  Teaching students who are limited English proficient and working with their families are learning outcomes in these courses.

Section VII. Contextual information (optional)

Please use this space to provide any additional information that describes your teacher preparation program(s). You may also attach information to this report card. The U.S. Department of Education is especially interested in any evaluation plans or interim or final reports that may be available.

Black Hills State University was reviewed by NCATE in April 2011 for the purpose of continuing accreditation.  The full report was available in October 2011.  The report provides evidence that the teacher preparation program meets all standards and is exemplary in Standard 2: Assessment System and Unit Evaluation, as well as Standard 3: Field Experiences and Clinical Practice.

Section VIII. Certification

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the information in this report is accurate and complete and conforms to the definitions and instructions used in the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Title II: Reporting Reference and User Manual.

Signature: ______________________________

Name of responsible representative for teacher preparation program: _Dr. Pat Simpson_

Title: _Dean of the College of Education_

Certification of review of submission:

Signature: ______________________________

Name of President/Chief Executive (or designee): ______________________________

Title: ______________________________