The Annual Program Performance Report (APPR) provides information related to the progress and performance of teacher preparation programs in achieving the mission of Florida's educational system.
Florida recognizes that effective teachers make an important contribution to a system that allows students to obtain a high-quality education. In order to ensure the effective preparation of teachers, Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rules hold state-approved teacher preparation programs accountable for producing graduates with the competencies and skills necessary to achieve state education goals.
The accountability system includes evidence of teacher preparation program completers' performance measured by six outcome-based performance metrics. The six performance metrics, legislatively mandated in section 1004.04, Florida Statutes, as of July 1st, 2013, include: placement rate, retention rate, student performance on statewide assessments, student performance by subgroups, teacher evaluation results and critical teacher shortage production.