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Research and Assessment

Only through the regular assessment of our candidates, and graduates, supervisors, and other stakeholders in the community, can the Graduate School of Education and Counseling successfully evaluate the effectiveness of our programs and services.


  • Collect and analyze data for program and accreditation reports
  • Support faculty, staff, and candidates in their use of GSEC data systems.
  • Implement, systematize, and refine data systems
  • Conduct adhoc data analyses, as requested

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has annual reporting measures used to provide information to the public on both program outcome and program impact. Following is the list of CAEP measures with links to information that provide supporting evidence for each measure:

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 learning and development

The provider documents multiple growth measures that completers contribute to student learning.  

The edTPA is a standardized assessment administered by Pearson completed during student teaching in our initial teacher programs. We are in the second year of nonconsequential implementation with a State cut score becoming effective on September 1, 2018.

Measure 2: Indicators of teaching effectiveness (4.2) 

The provider demonstrates that completers effectively apply the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the preparation experiences were designed to achieve.  

The Field Placement Evaluation assessments of candidates are completed during our candidates’ field/clinical placements by carefully selected, and appropriately credentialed, mentors and/or supervisors. These data are shared with candidates in a conference setting that affords the candidates time to reflect and use this powerful data for professional growth.

Measure 3: Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones

The provider demonstrates that employers are satisfied with completers’ preparation and that completers reach employment milestones such as promotion and retention. 

The Employer Survey is administered statewide by the Oregon Association of Colleges for Teacher Education to all employers of teacher candidates 1 to 2 years after program completion. 

Measure 4: Satisfaction of completers

The provider demonstrates that program completers perceive their preparation as relevant to the responsibilities they confront on the job, and that the preparation was effective.  

Measure 5: Graduation rates from teacher preparation programs (initial & advanced levels)
  • Graduation rates
Measure 6: Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements
Measure 7: Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they were prepared 
Measure 8: Student loan default rates and other consumer information


Contact Information

Office of Research & Assessment (MSC 93)
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling
0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97210

Barbara A. Shepperson, PhD / Director
Rogers 209 / / 503-768-6186

Esme D. Miller / Assistant Director
Rogers 207 / / 503-768-6184

Kristin Akervall / Data Analyst
Rogers 207 / / 503-768-6180

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