Feedback on the 2015 Delaware Educator Preparation Program Reports
As outlined in Section 6 of Delaware Regulation 290, Educator Preparation Programs, and their providers, were provided program reports in draft form prior to being released to the public. From there, programs had 30-calendar days to review and respond to these reports with either general comments or perceived factual errors. Any perceived factual errors raised during the 30-day review were documented and revised prior to the release of the reports. General comments (for example, on system design or metrics) were noted and the Department will continue to host discussion forums and individual program meetings about how the reports could be stronger and even more actionable.
The Delaware Department of Education has compiled an overview of this formal feedback, as well as feedback gathered through informal channels, and it is presented alongside revisions incorporated for 2015 and planned for 2016 in the Educator Preparation Program Reports Revisions & Considerations.
Below are the comments submitted through this formal process, along with their author(s).
Submitted by CommentLaurisa SchuttExecutive Director,Teach For America Delaware Please explain why TFA's report is not titled Teach For America plus Wilmington University or Teach For America plus University of Delaware since the law requires the training partnership.
If TFA is reported independently,are corps members counted twice in the other programs? If not, what is the reasoning behind allowing both universities to opt out of including corps members in their data set - and are they able to opt out of some and retain others?
Thank you!John GrayDean,College of Education
Click to view responseB. Patricia PattersonInterim Chair, Education,Wesley College This comment is in regard to all of our programmatic scorecards. Until we see the raw data used, and how it was used by DOE for these program scorecards, we do not acknowledge that the report card is in any way an authentic representation of the quality of our programs. We will continue to meet the national accreditation standards to which we are held. These particular metrics , we content, have little or nothing to do with the quality of our nationally accredited teacher education unit.Laura GlassInterim Director, Delaware Center for Teacher Education,University of Delaware Click to view responseLaura GlassInterim Director, Delaware Center for Teacher Education,University of Delaware Click to view responseB. Patricia Patterson Interim Chair,Education,Wesley CollegeJeffrey K. GibsonInterim Vice President for Academic Affairs,Wesley College Click to view response