What Principals Are Saying
A survey of 79 principals and teacher-leaders at Studio Schools sites in May 2014.
   
97% report that UMSL teacher candidates make a direct and positive impact on student learning outcomes.
41% say UMSL teacher candidates make a “strong impact” on student learning outcomes.
   
92% report that UMSL teacher candidates are prepared to teach their content area(s).
62% say UMSL teacher candidates are “very prepared” to teach their content area(s).
   
94% report that UMSL teacher candidates are prepared to create a positive classroom environment, including the use of effective classroom management techniques.
52% say UMSL teacher candidates are “very prepared” to create a positive classroom environment.
   
97% report that the involvement of UMSL teacher candidates provides opportunities to implement different staffing models (e.g., facilitates professional development, solve daily challenges, try new configurations).
63% say the presence of UMSL teacher candidates provides “many opportunities.”
   
97% formed a working relationship with the UMSL clinical educators who worked at the site.
63% say they formed a “strong relationship” with the UMSL clinical educators.
   
91% report that UMSL clinical educators support their teacher candidates through relevant seminars, weekly observations, quality feedback, assignments, and mentorship.
59% say the UMSL clinical educators are “very supportive” of the teacher candidates.
   
95% report that UMSL teacher candidates implement innovative teaching techniques.
94% report that UMSL teacher candidates actively participate in school-related functions, such as school professional development, parent/teacher conferences, staff meetings, and after school events.
100% report that UMSL teacher candidates openly accept positive or negative feedback and constructive criticism.
92% are willing to work with the site’s clinical educator(s) again in the future.
   

What Learners Are Saying
A survey of 307 students in Grades 3-12 at Studio Schools sites in May 2014.
   
93% report that UMSL teacher candidates explain learning objectives while contextualizing new knowledge.
  “My teacher tells me what I am going to learn and why.”
   
98% report that UMSL teacher candidates respond to the needs of each student.
  “My teacher helps me when I need it or don’t understand something.”
   
83% report that UMSL teacher candidates adapt learning opportunities for diverse learners.
  “My teacher explains in another way if I don’t understand something at first.”
   
95% report that UMSL teacher candidates use classroom management techniques that promote respect and fairness.
  “My teacher’s classroom rules and ways of doing things are fair.”
   

What Young Learners Are Saying
A survey of 95 students in Grades K-2 at Studio Schools sites in May 2014.
   
94% report that UMSL teacher candidates use assessment data to set goals and communicate student progress.
  “My teacher helps me set goals for my learning and keeps track of my progress.”
   
92% report that UMSL teacher candidates adapt learning opportunities for diverse learners.
  “My teacher explains in another way if I don’t understand something at first.”
   
95% report that UMSL teacher candidates effectively communicate learning objectives to their students.
  “My classmates and I know what we should be doing during class time.”
   
96% report that UMSL teacher candidates appropriate use instructional feedback to enhance student learning.
  “The comments that I get on my work help me understand how to do my work better.”