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Overview

Every two years, the Professional Education Unit surveys local principals and administrators. These principals and administrators are often the direct supervisors of Brockport alumni. The College asks them to rate Brockport alumni using a three-point scale (approaching expectations, meeting expectations, or exceeding expectations) on a number of knowledge, skills, and dispositions. We also ask them to rate their overall satisfaction with our graduates’ preparation for their assigned responsibilities using a four-point scale (dissatisfied, slightly dissatisfied, satisfied, and very satisfied). 

Results

Brockport received 12 responses from the 2020 survey, and 13 responses from the 2022 survey. All 25 (100%) of employers from the past two surveys, indicated they are “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with Brockport employees’ preparation for their assigned responsibilities.

Employers used the three-point scale to rate how well prepared Brockport Alumni were to do the following:

  • Create a positive learning environment, including managing student behaviors
  • Plan developmentally appropriate instruction that addresses students' diverse needs
  • Apply State/National standards to their professional practice
  • Demonstrate thorough content knowledge (depth and breadth of knowledge in their field)
  • Use multiple instructional strategies that engages all learners
  • Effectively integrate technology into their professional practice
  • Implement appropriate methods of assessment that guides decision making
  • Positively impact the learning of all students
  • Reflection practice, including identifying strengths and weaknesses to make improvements
  • Exhibit professional dispositions (including positive outlook, intellectual integrity, respect, self-awareness, and dedication)

Results from the 2022 survey indicated that implementing “appropriate methods of assessment [to guide] decision making” was the area that graduates had the most opportunity to improve upon, with a mean score of 1.69. Results also indicated that “exhibiting professional dispositions” was our graduates’ biggest strength, with a mean score of 2.38.

Data Tables

2022 Employer Survey Results (n=13)

Criteria Mean Range
Create a positive learning environment, including managing student behaviors 2.08 2-3
Plan developmentally appropriate instruction that addresses students' diverse needs 2.08 2-3
Apply State/National standards to their professional practice 2.15 2-3
Demonstrate thorough content knowledge (depth and breadth of knowledge in their field) 2.23 2-3
Use multiple instructional strategies that engages all learners 1.77 1-3
Effectively integrate technology into their professional practice 2.15 1-3
Implement appropriate methods of assessment that guides decision making 1.69 1-3
Positively impact the learning of all students 2.33 2-3
Reflect on practice, including identifying strengths and weaknesses to make improvements 2.08 1-3
Exhibit professional dispositions (including positive outlook, intellectual integrity, respect, self-awareness, and dedication) 2.38 2-3

Last Updated 4/19/22