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)

As is consistent with other Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) in the state of Missouri, Webster University uses data from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to assess impact on P-12 learning and development.

DESE Employer Survey

In collaboration with the University of Missouri’s Office of Social and Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA), DESE 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 for a single year (actual n sizes are not provided). In most years, Webster University receives an insufficient number of responses to yield any data for this survey item. However, when we combine two years' worth of data at a time, we are able to report the results in two-year increments.

The results of this survey item are listed in the table below. Available data show that the majority (87% in 2017-2018; 74% in 2016-2017; 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
2017-2018 33% 54% 8% 4% 3.17 0.75
2016–2017 37% 37% 19% 7% 3.04 0.92
2015–2016 33% 40% 20% 7% 3.00 0.89

SoE Employer Survey

Respondents to the SoE's annual alumni survey are asked if we may contact their employers regarding their performance. Employers are then asked the following question related to impact on P-12 learning and development: "Based upon the performance-based evaluation of this teacher, how would you rate his/her impact on students' learning and development?"

The results of this survey item are listed in the table below. Available data show that 100% 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
2019*
(n=3)
 100%  0%  0%  0%  4.00  0.00


*In 2018, the SoE began distributing its own survey to employers of its alumni. However, it was not until the 2019 distribution of this survey that we included any survey items to assess impact on P-12 learning and development.


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 SoE began administering its own employer survey in Spring 2018; there are no employer survey data available prior to 2018.

SoE Alumni Survey and Employer Survey

The Missouri Teacher Standards outline nine standards based on teaching theory that indicate teaching effectiveness to provide high academic achievement for all students. The School of Education surveys its graduates and their employers three years after completing their teaching program to assess how well our program prepared them to be effective teachers. Survey items have been aligned to these nine Missouri Teacher Standards. The results of these surveys can be viewed at the links below.

2019   |   2018   |   2017

DESE First Year Teachers Survey and Employers Survey

DESE's annual survey of first year teachers in Missouri public schools contains 39 questions that are aligned to the nine Missouri Teacher Standards, with anywhere from two to seven survey items per standard. Additionally, there is one survey item related to technology. DESE also surveys the employers of first year teachers in Missouri public schools, using the same survey items. Webster University's results for these two surveys since 2015 can be viewed at the link below.

Trending Data Since 2015


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 most years, Webster University does not receive a sufficient number of responses to yield any data for this survey item. However, when we combine two years' worth of data at a time, we are able to report the results in two-year increments.

The results of this survey item are listed in the table below. Available data show that the majority (80% in 2017-2018; 76% in 2016–2017; 84% in 2015-2016) of our completers’ employers perceive our EPP to be of good or very good quality.

  Very Good (5) Good (4) Fair (3) Poor (2) Very Poor (1) Mean Standard Deviation
2017-2018 38% 42% 17% 4% 0% 4.13 0.83
2016–2017 38% 38% 15% 8% 0% 4.08 0.92
2015–2016 37% 47% 11% 5% 0% 4.16 0.81

 

SoE Employer Survey

Respondents to the SoE's annual alumni survey are asked if we may contact their employers regarding their performance. Employers are then asked the following question related to employer satisfaction: "When considering this employee's performance in working with P-12 students, how satisfied are you with the preparation he/she received in his/her professional education program at Webster University?"

The results of this survey item are listed in the table below. Available data show that 100% of our completers' employers are satisfied or highly satisfied with the preparation they received from Webster University, with the majority of the respondents indicating that they are highly satisfied.

     Highly
Satisfied (4)
Satisfied (3)  Minimally
Satisfied (2)
 Unsatisfied (1) Mean  Standard
Deviation
  2019* Initial Programs
(n=3)
 67% 33%  0% 0% 3.67 0.47
 Advanced Programs
(n=6)
 100% 0%  0% 0%  4.00 0.00

 
*In 2018, the SoE began distributing its own survey to employers of its alumni. However, it was not until the 2019 distribution of this survey that we included a survey item to assess employer satisfaction.

Additional comments from employers regarding their satisfaction with our completers are listed below (identifying information has been removed):

  • [Initial Program Completer] has grown into a leader and very strong teacher in our special education department.
  • [Advanced Program Completer] is a dedicated teacher with a strong work ethic.
  • It has been a joy to work with [Advanced Program Completer].

Employment Milestones

SoE Alumni Survey

The School of Education's annual alumni survey includes survey items to assess our completers’ retention and promotion/tenure. The results of these survey items can be viewed at the links below.

2019   |   2018


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.

2019   |   2018   |   2017


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 reports below are provided for students, parents, and the university community.

Retention and Graduation Rates of First-Time, Full-Time Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Retention and Graduation Rates of New Degree-Seeking Transfers

Retention and Graduation Rates of New Degree-Seeking Graduate Students

Due to differences in the tracking and reporting methods of the OIE and the School of Education, these reports do not indicate the graduation rates of CAEP-specific programs. The SoE continues to work on a methodology for more accurately calculating the graduation rates of students in its CAEP 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)—as well as data from Title II reports—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 2009.

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.

2019   |   2018   |   2017


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 2015, 2014, 2013)
(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.