Graduate Student Outcomes & Accreditation
Each year, Bank Street Graduate School conducts surveys of graduate students, alumni, and employers. The data collected helps us to inform our work and at the same time, fulfill accreditation requirements. The presentation below highlights a selection of key findings from the most recent reporting year.
Student Right-to-Know (SRK) Graduation & Retention Rates
The Student Right to Know Act requires an institution that participates in any student financial assistance program under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (as amended) to disclose information about graduation and retention rates to current and prospective students.
The Bank Street Graduate School of Education five-year graduation rate as of the 2013-2014 year (7/1/13-6/30/14) is 88% across all programs offered. The retention rate across the teacher preparation programs is 97%. These figures encompass all graduate students completing their program, including those enrolled in dual certification programs.
Institutional Test Score Annual Report
Institutional pass rates are a key measure of the performance of teacher preparation programs in Title II of the Higher Education Act. Institutions must report pass rates on teacher assessments for all graduates and all other enrolled students.
During the 2013-2014 year (7/1/13-6/30/14), 232 students took the Liberal Arts & Sciences Test (LAST) and 229 passed it, for a 99% pass rate. 219 students took the Multi-Subject Content Specialty Test (CST) and 215 passed it, for a 98% pass rate. 27 students took the Academic Literacy Skills Test and 18 passed it, for a 67% pass rate. 95 students took the Students with Disabilities CST and 94 passed it, for a 99% pass rate. 17 students took the Educating All Students (EAS) and 14 passed it, for an 82% pass rate. 201 students took the Elementary Assessment of Teaching Skills – Written (ATS-W) and 200 passed it, for a 99.5% pass rate. 12 students took the Secondary ATS-W and 12 passed it, for a 100% pass rate.
Accreditation is a voluntary process of self-regulation and peer review adopted by the educational community. It is an affirmation that a college provides a quality of education that the general public has the right to expect and that the educational community recognizes. For details on our accrediting agencies and their timelines for review, see the two sidebar boxes on the right side of this page.