The teacher education program at Hope College has earned a 70, the highest score possible, on the Michigan Department of Education Teacher Preparation Institution Performance Scores Report released this summer. Hope and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor had the best performance scores, each with 70, among all teacher-preparation institutions in Michigan for the 2010-11 academic year according to the report, which was reviewed by the State Board of Education earlier this month.
Hope has consistently ranked as one of the state’s top programs, receiving an “Exemplary” rating, in the annual listing since the report’s inception in 2005. The college was one of four institutions ranked second in the previous, 2009-10, report, announced in 2011. Hope was one of two institutions tied for first place in 2007.