Ball State University is the largest and most comprehensive Educational Preparation Provider (EPP) in the state of Indiana. The EPP is committed to the development of programs that prepare candidates to meet rigorous standards and are ready to meet the needs of P-12 school districts to increase student achievement among all P-12 learners.

To ensure program quality, the EPP systematically reviews assessment data with the goal of continuous improvement. In addition to performance assessment data collected from our candidates during the completion of their program, the EPP administers periodic surveys of candidates and employers. The EPP also collects additional data on testing, retention, attrition, and completion rates, and other information essential to the EPP on an annual basis. Aggregate data from this data collection is shared with program faculty who review the data and include it in discussions about programmatic improvement on an annual basis.

The links below provide data on information collected by the EPP.

Teachers College Programs

The following link includes all EPP Initial and Advanced programs.

Candidate Data on Impact on P-12 Learning and Development (Pre-Service)

During student teaching, each candidate is required to complete a Learning Assessment Model Project (LAMP). LAMP is a ten-day interdisciplinary unit completed by students during student teaching.

LAMP Project Rubric Row Data




Candidates also complete a portfolio during each Decision Point and a Student Teaching Portfolio during student teaching. The Student Teaching Rubric is based on the INTASC Standards.  The link below includes aggregated data from the Decision Point (DP) 1, 2, and 3 portfolios and the Student Teaching Portfolio for to show the performance across the EPP for relevant rubric rows for our candidates.

Student Teaching (INTASC) Portfolio and Reflection Row Data from DP1, DP2, and DP3

Student Teaching Rubric



Graduation Rates

Candidates in an initial preparation program must complete four Decision Points.  Each Decision Point includes benchmarks that the candidate must successfully meet in order to advance through the program.  Candidates who pass Decision Point 2 are officially admitted into Ball State University’s educator preparation program.  The link below shows the graduation rates based on candidates who have passed Decision Point 2.

Graduation Rate Data



Annual Title II Reports

This link includes Title II Reports submitted on an annual basis for Traditional Program Completers and Alternative Program Completers.


EPP Exit Survey

The EPP administers an Exit Survey of all initial candidates toward the end of their student teaching. In the fall of 2013, a new survey was developed and administered for the first time. The survey will be administered in both the fall and spring of each semester with one aggregate report completed after the spring administration. In the fall, a report, with survey data disaggregated by program, is distributed to each program for programmatic improvement. Beginning with the Fall of 2015 administration of the survey, a revised instrument was utilized and the data for the 2015-2016 Exit Survey Report includes data from the revised version.

2013-14 Exit Survey Report

Fall 2016 — Spring 2017 Exit Survey

The EPP also conducts additional surveys to inform programmatic improvement, including an Employer Satisfaction Survey for Initial Candidates, Employer Satisfaction Survey for Educational Leadership, and our Advanced Program Survey.

2011 Advanced Survey Summary Report
2012 Employer Satisfaction Survey
Fall 2012 Employer Satisfaction Survey Instrument
Spring 2013 Educational Leadership Employer Satisfaction Survey
Fall 2013 Exit Survey Instrument

Staff Performance Results

Beginning 2012-2013, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), per IC 20-28-11.5, is required to collect the results of staff performance evaluations from Indiana school corporations. The IDOE provides statewide data and provides data disaggregated by each EPP.



Miscellaneous Items

The links below are for additional annual reports that we produce relevant to the EPP.

Licensing Reports

On an annual basis, the Office of Teacher Education Services (OTES) produces a report that shows data for the number of candidates who have been recommended to the Indiana Department of Education for licensure. This reports shows the overall data and data by different licensing areas. Beginning in 2013-2014, the Licensing Report was combined with the Field Experience Report.

Professional Education Data System (PEDS)

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) requires each EPP to provide data on enrollment, degree, program completion and resources.  PEDS data is provided on an annual basis. PEDS was discontinued by AACTE after the 2015 PEDS Report. If you want to see previous PEDS Reports, they are linked below.

2015 PEDS Report
2014 PEDS Report

2013 PEDS Report

2012 PEDS Report
2011 PEDS Report
2010 PEDS Report
2009 PEDS Report
2008 PEDS Report
2007 PEDS Report
2006 PEDS Report
2005 PEDS Report
2004 PEDS Report  

Consumer Information

In an effort to provide our consumers with the necessary data to make informed decisions, we have provided additional data and information below.

Student Loan Default Rates



Tuition and Fees


Teachers College On and Off Campus Enrollment



Median and Average GPAs of Program Completers



Testing Data

Indiana Core Assessment: 2013-2014

Praxis II: 2013-2014


Beginning with the 2013-2014, the state of Indiana adopted the Indiana CORE Assessment as the testing requirement for licensure and discontinued Praxis.

Retention, Attrition, and Completion Rates



EPP Accreditation

In 2013, the accreditation organization for educator preparation programs in the United States changed their name from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  Below are key documents related to our most recent onsite accreditation visit in 2011 and annual reports that we provide to CAEP.

2011 NCATE Accreditation Documents

In the spring of 2011, Ball State University’s Teachers College participated in an onsite visit by the Board of Examiners (BOE) and was granted full accreditation. The next onsite visit is scheduled for the spring of 2018. Below are links to the Institutional Report submitted by Teachers College and the Board of Examiner Report provided by the visitation team. 2011 Institutional Report 2011 Board of Examiner Report CAEP Annual Reports This link includes Annual Reports required by CAEP. Prior to 2013, Annual Reports were known as NCATE Part C.

2011 Institutional Report
2011 Board of Examiner Report

CAEP Annual Reports

2015 CAEP Annual Report

2014 CAEP Annual Report

This link includes Annual Reports required by CAEP. Prior to 2013, Annual Reports were known as

NCATE Part C (Archived).