CAEP Annual Reporting Measures | Webster University

CAEP Annual Reporting Measures


The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires that the School of Education (SOE) publicly report candidate performance data and other consumer information on its website. Following is the list of CAEP’s annual reporting measures with supporting evidence for each measure. Learn more about the CAEP Standards.


1. Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component 4.1)

DESE Employer Survey

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in collaboration with the University of Missouri’s Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA), administers an annual survey of employers of first year teachers—typically their principals—in Missouri public schools. The principals are asked, “Based upon the performance-based evaluation of this first year teacher, how would you rate his/her impact upon students?”

A minimum of 15 responses is required for DESE to provide the data for a given survey item in a given year (actual n sizes are not provided). In 2015 and 2017, an insufficient number of responses were received for this survey item to yield any data. However, when we combine years 2015 and 2016, and separately combine years 2016 and 2017, we are able to report on three years' worth of data in two-year increments.

The results of this survey item are listed in the table below. Available data show that the majority (74% in 2016-2017 and 73% in 2015-2016) of our completers’ employers perceive them to be effective or highly effective at impacting students.

  Highly
Effective (4)
Effective (3) Minimally
Effective (2)
Ineffective (1) Mean Standard Deviation
2016–2017  37% 37% 19%  7% 3.04 0.92
2015–2016 33% 40% 20% 7% 3.00 0.89


SOE leadership, faculty, and staff have been discussing additional ways to reach out to our P-12 partners in order to increase the response rate on these surveys.

SOE Alumni Survey

In 2018, the School of Education added the following survey item to its annual alumni survey: “Would you be willing to participate in a potential case study that evaluates teacher impact on P-12 learning? Participation would include a pre-test of your students, a teaching intervention, and a post-test of your students.” The survey was administered in Spring 2018 to our alumni from academic year 2014–2015, and so far we have identified four completers who would be willing to participate in such a case study. The SOE CAEP Committee (SCC)—which has been charged with facilitating the process and providing direction for Webster University’s CAEP accreditation visit in fall 2020—will continue to develop this potential case study and explore other effective ways to track our completers’ impact on P-12 learning.

SOE Employer Survey

In 2018, the SOE began distributing its own survey to employers of its alumni. Although the surveys we distributed this academic year did not include any survey items to assess impact on P-12 learning and development, we will add such a question(s) to the surveys in future years.


2. Indicators of teaching effectiveness (Component 4.2)

The School of Education assesses the teaching effectiveness of its completers using several methods—its own alumni survey, its own employer survey*, DESE’s first year teachers survey, and DESE’s first year teachers’ employers survey. The compiled results of these surveys can be viewed at the links below.

2014–2015   |   2013–2014

*The SOE began administering its own employer survey in Spring 2018 for its 2014-2015 graduates.


3. Satisfaction of employers and employment milestones (Component 4.3 | A.4.1)

Satisfaction of Employers

DESE Employer Survey

DESE administers an annual survey of employers of first year teachers—typically their principals—in Missouri public schools. The principals are asked to reflect on their perspective about the overall quality of the professional education program their employee completed.

A minimum of 15 responses is required for DESE to provide the data for a given survey item in a given year (actual n sizes are not provided). In 2016 and 2017, an insufficient number of responses were received for this survey item to yield any data. However, when we combine years 2015 and 2016, and separately combine years 2016 and 2017, we are able to report on three years of data in two-year increments.

The results of this survey item are listed in the table below. Available data show that the majority (76% in 2016–2017 and 84% in 2015-2016) of our completers’ employers perceive our EPP to be good or very good.

  Very Good (5) Good (4) Fair (3) Poor (2) Very Poor (1) Mean Standard Deviation
2016–2017 38% 38% 15% 8% 0% 4.08 0.92
2015–2016 37% 47% 11% 5% 0% 4.16 0.81


SOE leadership, faculty, and staff have been discussing additional ways to reach out to our P-12 partners in order to increase the response rate on these surveys.

SOE Employer Survey

Although the employer survey we distributed this academic year did not include any questions to assess employer satisfaction, we will add such a question(s) to the surveys in future years.

Employment Milestones

SOE Alumni Survey and Employer Survey

In 2018, the School of Education added questions to its annual alumni survey and employer survey to assess our completers’ retention and promotion/tenure. The surveys were administered in Spring 2018 to our alumni and their employers from academic year 2014–2015. The results of the surveys can be viewed at the link below.

2014-2015

Other Indicators of Employment Milestones

Matthew Horn, MA ’16 (Reading), is the recipient of Webster University’s 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award for the School of Education. He was named a regional teacher of the year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for the 2017-2018 school year and was selected as a top six state finalist for the Missouri State Teacher of the Year Award. Read more about Mr. Horn’s accomplishments.


4. Satisfaction of completers (Component 4.4 | A.4.2)

The School of Education assesses the satisfaction of its completers using several methods—its own alumni survey, the university’s outcomes survey (distributed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness), and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s first year teachers survey. The compiled results of these surveys can be viewed at the links below.

2014–2015   |   2013–2014


5. Graduation Rates (initial and advanced levels)

Data on Webster University's graduation (and retention) rates are compiled by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE). The report below is provided for students, parents, and the university community.

Retention and Graduation Rates

Though the university only makes aggregate undergraduate data publicly available, the School of Education plans to work with the OIE in future years to obtain the raw data for our students in order to report on graduation rates for our initial and advanced programs.


6. Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements; Title II (initial and advanced levels)

The School of Education requires that all initial teacher candidates complete and pass all state requirements—with the exception of the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA)—prior to graduation. Annual Performance Report (APR) data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) show that our completers have a 100% pass rate on the MoPTA—demonstrating that all of our completers meet state certification requirements.

View Webster University’s DESE APR Summary Reports

The SOE has made its Title II Reports publicly available on its website since 2007.

View Webster University’s Title II Reports


7. Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared (initial and advanced)

The School of Education uses data from two separate surveys to assess the ability of its completers to be hired in education positions for which they have been prepared—its own alumni survey and the university’s outcomes survey* (distributed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness). The compiled results of these surveys can be viewed at the links below.

2014–2015   |   2013–2014

*The OIE began distributing its survey in 2015. Prior to 2015, no university-wide surveys gathered data on graduates’ ability to be hired in positions for which they have been prepared. Therefore, the OIE’s survey results are only used for academic years 2014-2015 and beyond.


8. Student loan default rates and other consumer information (initial and advanced)

Federal regulations require colleges and universities to provide to prospective and enrolled students specific consumer information concerning the institution, financial aid, and institutional policies. Such consumer information can be found at the links below*. In addition, information concerning Webster University is available at the National Center for Education Statistics.

Consumer Information

Financial Aid Consumer Information

Student Loan Default Rates (Fiscal Years 2014, 2013, 2012)
(OPE-ID = 002521)

*Webster University provides aggregate data for student loan default rates and other consumer information. Statistics provided are not specific to the School of Education; nor do they differentiate between initial certification programs, advanced programs, or CAEP-exempt programs.