Total Enrollment: 1988
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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.
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.
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.
Data source(s): DPI IHE Reports - 2015-2016
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:
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.
Data source(s): DPI IHE Reports - 2015-2016
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.
Data Source(s): DPI NC Employer Survey
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.
Source: DPI Beginning Teacher Survey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
NCTEAN - North Carolina Teacher Education Assessment Network