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Quick Facts and Assessment R​esults

  1. 100% of our initial teacher certification candidates pass the Rhode Island Teacher Licensure tests (Title II Reporting Services) to progress to student teaching. The pass rate including retakes for the past five years can be computed by
  2. Initial Certification Programs ​ ​ ​ Community Programs ​ ​ ​ ​
    Fall Semester of  Admits GPA Enrollment GPA Admits GPA Enrollment GPA
    2017 73 3.387 336 3.348 21 3.352 42 3.132
    2018 20 3.409 268 3.461 10 3.290 53 3.165
    2019 97 3.335 249 3.494 25 3.298 54 3.224


     Advanced Programs ​ ​ ​
    Fall Semester of  Admits GPA Enrollment GPA
    2017 56 3.842 160 3.771
    2018 81 3.863 192 3.759
    2019 79 3.878 238 3.820
  3. The RI Educator Preparation Index provides initial teacher certification program completers’ hiring and retention data.
  4. Graduation rates for undergraduate (both starting as freshmen and transfer) for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 cohorts comparing the general population and students of color can be found in this document.
  5. Student loan default rates
    A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. Please refer to the Cohort Default Rate Guide for a more in-depth description of cohort default rates and how the rates are calculated.

    The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year. The FY 2014 official cohort default rates were delivered to both domestic and foreign schools on September 25, 2017, electronically via the eCDR process. All schools must enroll in eCDR to receive cohort default rate notification. Schools may check their eCDR enrollment online or by calling CPS/SAIG Technical Support at 800-330-5947. See: National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

    3 Year Cohort Default Rate: 7.8
    Number of Borrowers This is Based On: 2,078
    3 Year Cohort Default Rate: 8.2
    Number of Borrowers This is Based On: 2,108
    3 Year Cohort Default Rate: 7.3
    Number of Borrowers This is Based On: 2,023
    2019 Federal Loan Repayment Rate: 55.1
  6. Survey Data
    The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD), Rhode Island College, is collecting data from multiple data points on our initial teacher certification program completers. The goal is to examine data as it relates to their Impact on P-12 Learning and Development and on the Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness. In the fall of 2017, FSEHD worked with recent alumni who discussed their experiences in the initial years of teaching and provided indications of areas of strength and weakness of their program(s). Concurrently, an alumni survey was developed that was shorter than previous versions but provided areas for extended feedback as well as the alumni’s perception of their students’ learning and development.

    We sent these surveys to our currently employed 2016-2017 completers (alumni) and their employers to begin the process of data collection, looking at program strengths and weaknesses as well as using the information to identify potential participants for case study work to accomplish our goals.

    Effectiveness and Impact Survey Results
    Alumni Survey Questions
    Employer Survey Questions
  7. The School Psychology program evaluates alumni perspectives regarding the graduates’ current school psychological practices within their employment, perceived competence in specific areas related to school psychology practice, and degree to which they felt the program prepared them for best practices across each domain.

    School Psychology Alumni Survey Results

Page last updated: July 09, 2020