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Quality Performance Index (QPI)

Applicable Statute and Regulation: KRS 161.028, 161.030, 16 KAR 5:010

Background
In May of 2001, the EPSB approved the development and publication of a statewide report card for Kentucky’s educator preparation programs. The report card was to address the necessary program qualities as identified by the 2000 General Assembly in Senate Bill 77, by the EPSB via the state accreditation process, and by the federal government in the Title II reporting requirements. Staffing and funding limitations restricted the immediate full implementation of the KEPP Report Card. A three-year plan to reach full implementation was proposed by staff and gained EPSB approval.

In September of 2001, the first KEPP Report Card was published on the web at (www.keppreportcard.org). This first KEPP Report Card included demographic and programmatic information regarding each educator preparation program in Kentucky. The report card also provided the individual and summary pass rates on new teacher tests as well as the pass rate of the institution’s program completers in the Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP).

In September 2003, the second publication of the KEPP Report Card included all the information provided in the first report card along with the results of a statewide survey of student teachers and their cooperating teacher and first year teachers and their resource teachers regarding the level of satisfaction with their teacher preparation program.

In September 2003, the KEPP Report Card was fully developed with the addition of the QPI. The QPI provides an indicator of a specific Kentucky educator preparation program’s overall performance through a calculation that includes three separate performance measures: (1) annual summary PRAXIS II pass rate, (2) the overall mean score on the KEPP new teacher survey and, (3) the KTIP pass rate (three-year average).

Calculation
The QPI is based on the standard formula used by almost all colleges and universities to calculate a student’s grade point average (GPA).

Performance points (see Table 1) are assigned to the outcome of each of the three performance measures and then multiplied by specific performance weights (see Table 2). The product is divided by the sum of the performance weights. The resulting quotient is the QPI.

Table 1: Passing Rates Assigned Performance Points

Pass
Rate %

Performance
Points (PP)

Pass
Rate %

Performance
Points (PP)

100

4.00

84

2.22

99

3.89

83

2.11

98

3.78

82

2.00

97

3.67

81

1.89

96

3.56

80

1.78

95

3.45

79

1.67

94

3.33

78

1.56

93

3.22

77

1.45

92

3.11

76

1.33

91

3.00

75

1.22

90

2.89

74

1.11

89

2.78

73

1.00

88

2.67

72

.89

87

2.56

71

.78

86

2.45

70

.67

85

2.33

<70

.00

Table 2: Performance Weights

Performance Measure

Performance Weights

PRAXIS II annual summary pass rate

3

Overall mean of new teacher survey

1

3-year average of KTIP pass rates

1

Quality Performance Index
An institution's QPI includes three performance measures:

  1. annual summary PRAXIS II pass rate,
  2. the KTIP pass rate (three-year average), and
  3. the overall mean score on the KEPP new teacher survey

    4.00 - 3.50

    Excellent Performance

    3.49 - 3.00

    Satisfactory Performance

    2.99 - 2.75

    At Risk of Low Performance

    < 2.75

    Low Performance

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