College of Education and Allied Professions

Office of Assessment

By the Numbers

CEAP Enrollment - Spring 2018

Total Enrollment: 1988
Female: 1529
Male: 459

Undergraduate: 1457
Graduate: 531

Race/Ethnicity
Black or African American: 119
Hispanic: 104
White: 1565
Other: 200

 

Data Repository

Teacher Education Licensure Exam Pass Rates

Data Dashboards

WCU Enrollment Data Dashboard - View data on enrolled students at WCU

UNC Educator Quality Dashboard - View data on educator preparation across the UNC System

Public Reports Archive

CEAP Data and Accreditation Reports Archive - View reports such as PEDS, US News and World Report, NC IHE Report, CAEP Annual Report, Title II Report

CAEP Annual Reports

2018 - in progress

2017

2016

2015

2014

NC Department of Public Instruction Reports

IHE Reports

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Master's of School Administration Program

Title II Reports

2016-2017 - in progress

2015-2016 - Traditional Programs | Alternative Programs

2014-2015 - Traditional Programs | Alternative Programs

2013-2014 - Traditional Programs

2012-2013 - Traditional Programs

NCATE Accreditation Report - 2015

AACTE PEDS Reports

AACTE ceased requiring the PEDS report as of 2014

Fall 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

US News and World Report - Graduate Programs Reports

CAEP Annual Reporting

Are our professional education students well prepared to make an impact in their career once they complete their programs? In a sense, this is the essential question of all our assessment efforts. See the sections below that present data on our graduates that address this question.

CAEP Annual Reporting Summary

As our teacher and professional education programs are accredited through CAEP, we are required to submit an annual report and publicly present data on our programs. We encourage you to look through our data and analyses in each of the sections below.

Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

The graph shows data collected on beginning teachers (3 years of service or less) in public schools in North Carolina as of the 2015-2016 academic year. The bars show the percentages of P-12 students taught by beginning teachers who do not meet, meet, or exceed their expected growth in learning for that year.

 

Though this is the first year these data are available, they show our alumni track closely with all beginning teachers in the state on their performance.

Graph of teachers contribution to student growth

Data source(s): DPI IHE Reports - 2015-2016

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

The graph shows data collected on beginning teachers (3 years of service or less) in public schools in North Carolina. The bars show the percentage of WCU alumni that are rated Proficient or higher on key performance areas compared to all beginning teachers in the state. The performance ratings are made by the principal. They key performance areas are aligned to state teaching standards:

  • Standard 1: Teachers Demonstrate Leadership
  • Standard 2: Teachers Establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students
  • Standard 3: Teachers Know the Content They Teach
  • Standard 4: Teachers Facilitate Learning for Their Students
  • Standard 5: Teachers Reflect on Their Practice

Though this is the first year these data are available, they show our alumni track closely with all beginning teachers in the state on their rated performance.

Graph of Principal Ratings of Beginning Teachers

Data source(s): DPI IHE Reports - 2015-2016

Satisfaction of Employers and Employment Milestones

The NC Employer Survey has been developed by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC). The survey requires NC principals or assistant principals to rate all beginning teachers on 21 items that are aligned to the state's professional teaching standards. See the graph for average ratings for WCU alumni compared to teachers prepared by all other NC universities, universities outside NC, and alternative entry programs. The scale is from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest rating.

This survey was first administered in 2017, but the current results show WCU as comparable to other preparation paths.

Graph of Principal Satisfaction with beginning teachers

Data Source(s): DPI NC Employer Survey

Satisfaction of Program Completers

The graphs below indicate how valuable each aspect of the teacher education program is to beginning teachers in NC. The data compare teachers who are WCU alumni, teachers prepared by all other campuses in the UNC System, and all teachers prepared by private NC universities. This data has been collected since 2016. These graphs indicate that WCU graduates have responses generally comparable to other beginning teachers in the state. No strong pattern has emerged yet from this data, and it will be monitored as more years of data become available.

Graph of beginning teacher ratings

Graph of beginning teacher ratings

Source: DPI Beginning Teacher Survey

Graduation Rates

As of Spring 2018, we are working with our Office of Institutional Planning and Effectiveness to produce graduation rate data specific to academic programs accredited by CAEP. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore the university-wide graduation rates available for undergraduate and graduate students at the university’s Tableau Profile.

Ability of Completers to be Licensed

The graph below indicates the percentage of graduates from WCU and from all teacher education programs across the state who hold an initial North Carolina Teaching License one year after they graduate from a bachelor-level university program. WCU alumni are comparable to to all programs across the state.

We are currently working on an internal process to generate similar data on graduates of our advanced level programs.

In addition, you can view our Licensure Exam Pass Rates for our graduates. We are working to import edTPA assessment results to our Banner system to report on these also.

Graph of WCU teaching license holders

Data source(s): DPI IHE Reports - 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Ability of Completers to be Hired

The graph below indicates the percentage of graduates from WCU and from all teacher education programs across the state who are employed as a teacher in a North Carolina public school one year after they graduate from a bachelor-level university program. WCU alumni are comparable to to all programs across the state.

We are in the planning stage for identifying this information for graduates of our advanced-level programs.

Graph of WCU teacher education graduates employed in NC

Data source(s): DPI IHE Reports - 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Consumer Information

WCU Tuition Information

The current default rate for all WCU students entering repayment is 6.5. This rate encompasses both undergraduate and graduate students that have gone into default. We are not able to accurately determine this rate by major, and thus are not able to separate out only programs accredited by CAEP.

 

CEAP Assessment Process

CEAP Assessment Calendar

College Assessment Calendar - approved 11/29/2017 by Leadership Council

Dates for 2018

June 7 - Final report due from programs to department heads for review

June 16 - Revised reports due from department heads to Associate Dean and Director of Assessment for college review

July 6 - CIRs due to WCU (hard deadline)

CEAP Assessment Day

Our college established an Annual Assessment Day beginning in January 2013 to examine assessment data and identify strengths and areas for improvement. All faculty, staff, and stakeholders are invited to participate in the day-long activities for the purpose of assessing our programs.

Assessment Day Agenda 2015

Assessment Day Agenda 2016

Assessment Day Agenda 2017

Assessment Day Agenda 2018

Assessment Resources

University Faculty Resources

Advanced Licensure Portfolio Documentation

Assessment Resources for CEAP Faculty

Assessment Handbook

WCU Assessment and Strategic Program Review

 

The following are links to campus, state and national resources regarding assessment preparation, the latest news and legislation on education-related issues, plus tools and information for ongoing learning.

AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

NC DPI - North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

CAEP - Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

SACSCOC - Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

SACSCOC at WCU

Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment

UNC-Tomorrow

WCU University Factbook

NCTEAN - North Carolina Teacher Education Assessment Network

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