Accountability & Reporting

As required by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the accrediting body for education preparation providers, this website provides information about the quality of the educator preparation programs at Elon University. The four annual reporting measures demonstrate that Elon University graduates are equity-minded educators who enhance the learning and lives of their P-12 students. These data are used to enhance the quality of educator preparation at Elon University.

Accountability Measures Report: Initial Licensure Programs

Measures in this report reflect students completing initial licensure programs at the undergraduate level.

Data Sources, Reports, & Quality Assurance

The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education (DJWWSoE) prepares reports for different monitoring bodies each year. The DJWWSoE also maintains internal quality assurance programs including advisory boards and data gathering initiatives. More details can be found below.

NCDPI EPP Bachelor Performance Report

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) requires each Educator Preparation Program (EPP) to submit a performance report annually. Institutions report basic information about themselves along with program levels offered, program activities offered, field experiences, student demographics, and test scores.

2023 EPP Bachelor Performance Report

2022 EPP Bachelor Performance Report

2021 EPP Bachelor Performance Report

2020 EPP Bachelor Performance Report

2019 EPP Bachelor Performance Report

2018 IHE Bachelor Performance Report

2017 IHE Bachelor Performance Report


NCDPI EPP Dashboard

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Dashboard is a summary of data collected through measures such as the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System (NCEES) and the Educator Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS) for beginning teachers who were prepared in the state and who remained to teach in public schools in the state. The EPP Dashboard contains data for all state approved educator preparation programs. The NCDPI EPP Dashboard replaced the NCDPI Undergraduate Report Card beginning in 2020.

NCDPI Undergraduate Report Card (Historic)

Prior to the launch of the NCDPI EPP Dashboard in 2020, the NCDPI Undergraduate Report Card was the state’s annual report of data on beginning teachers who were prepared in the state and who remained to teach in public schools in the state.

2019 Undergraduate Report Card

2018 Undergraduate Report Card

2017 Undergraduate Report Card

Program Advisory Boards

The WWSoE includes relevant internal (e.g., faculty, staff, students) and external (e.g., alumni, school and community partners, employers) stakeholders in program design, evaluation, and continuous improvement processes. The WWSoE has a 12-member advisory board, and each licensure program has a program advisory board. The size of the program advisory boards vary, but most have between five and six members and include both internal and external stakeholders.

Memoranda of Understanding

The WWSoE has memoranda of understanding, which are kept on file in the Office of Education Outreach, with four large regional public-school districts and one public charter and one private. These partnerships allow the WWSoE to provide diverse P-12 school and community experiences for teacher education candidates. There partnerships are mutually beneficial, and all partners are active participants in the on-going, collaborative process to improve candidate preparation.

Proprietary Measures

Candidates seeking initial licensure in North Carolina are required to submit qualifying scores on the appropriate edTPA performance-based, subject-specific assessment and the relevant Praxis Subject Assessment. Elementary and dual special education/elementary education candidates must also complete the Pearson Foundations of Reading Test.

Internal Surveys

The WWSoE administers its own Post-Graduation Status Survey, Beginning Teacher Survey, and Employer Satisfaction Survey to gather data on in state and out-of-state completers.

Other Data Sources

Other data sources not listed above may also be used, including the following:

Title II Reports