Educator Preparation Performance Reports

EPPR Overview


Highly effective teachers and principals are paramount to producing college and career ready learners. To continuously improve the quality of the state’s educator preparation providers (EPP), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is working collaboratively with the institutions of higher education (IHE) and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) to report data through Educator Preparation Performance Reports (EPPR).

The EPPR provides information on enrollees and graduates at the institutions and reports demographic and statistical data to inform policy decisions. The commitment of EPPs to providing accurate, relevant data in a timely manner demonstrates their dedication and contribution to the success of this effort. All parties involved share an interest in preparing the best possible educators to provide a quality education to all Arkansas students.

The table below represents the EPPs in Arkansas

Institution DescriptionCategoryProgram Type
Arkansas Professional Pathway To Educator Licensure PublicNontraditional
Arkansas State University PublicBoth
Arkansas Tech University PublicBoth
Central Baptist College IndependentTraditional
Harding University IndependentBoth
Henderson State University PublicBoth
Hendrix College IndependentTraditional
John Brown University IndependentTraditional
Lyon College IndependentTraditional
Ouachita Baptist University IndependentTraditional
Philander Smith College IndependentTraditional
Southern Arkansas University PublicBoth
University Of Arkansas - Fayetteville PublicTraditional
University Of Arkansas - Fort Smith PublicTraditional
University Of Arkansas - Little Rock PublicBoth
University Of Arkansas - Monticello PublicBoth
University Of Arkansas - Pine Bluff PublicBoth
University Of Central Arkansas PublicBoth
University Of The Ozarks IndependentTraditional
Williams Baptist College IndependentTraditional

Information in this report includes:

  • Data submitted to HEA Title II (the HEA Title II Report is a national data collection for institutions and states related to teacher preparation and licensure. HEA Title II Reports can be found at
    • Program Requirements, Enrollment, and Completers
    • EPP Race and Ethnicity data
    • Program Field Experiences, Clinical Practice and Faculty data
  • Data submitted to ADE
    • Numbers of teachers prepared, licensed and working in AR public schools
    • Novice Teacher Perception of EPP Surveys
  • Data submitted to Educational Testing Service® for Title II Pass Rate reporting
    • Licensure Exam Pass Rates

There are limitations associated with the EPPR. The most recent data reported for these metrics are not all representative of the same years. For example, licensure exam pass rates represent the 2013-14 academic year; while Title II data usually represents the previous year (2012-13 data is included in the 2014 report). Also, Data reported for graduates who were teaching the following year only represent graduates who were teaching in Arkansas public schools. The data do not include teachers who teach in private schools or schools outside the state. Data do not distinguish between those with an AAT (Associate of Arts in Teaching) or other students who transfer into the institutions. And, institutions that have both traditional educator preparation programs and nontraditional programs (e.g. MAT programs) may have combined data in some areas for those respective institutions

Uses of the EPPR

  • The EPPR allows the public to view the aggregate data for Arkansas’s EPP graduates by institution and program area.
  • School districts and charter schools can use the report to make informed decisions about hiring.
  • Students interested in pursuing a career in education can use the report to make decisions regarding which program to attend.
  • Institutions may use the data to inform their continuous improvement efforts.
  • Data will assist state and institutional policy makers in identifying future needs and targeted improvements.

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) would like to acknowledge the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for their work in this area. ADE modeled much of the EPPRs from the reports found on the ODE website.