Department of Education Annual Reporting Measures

Program Impact Measures

P-12 Learning Impact

P-12 Learner Impact Begins During Teacher Candidate Preparation

During the professional semester, teacher candidates in all areas of certification complete the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA). In Task 2 of the MoPTA, teacher candidates submit pre-test and post-test data for K-12 learners participating in a unit of instruction taught by the teacher candidate. The assessment data consistently demonstrates learning gains across content areas for K-12 learners.

Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

Student Teacher Performance in the P-12 Classroom: A measure of teacher effectiveness

The following table shows a summary of teacher candidate performance on the Missouri Teacher Candidate Summative Assessment that is utilized to evaluate teacher candidate performance during the Final Clinical Experience (student teaching). Each Rockhurst University teacher candidate completes one 15 week student teaching placement in an accredited public, private, or parochial school during the Professional Semester. Students work under the close supervision of an experienced cooperating teacher and a Rockhurst University Supervisor, a faculty mentor, who visits the candidate and provides feedback on classroom performance. This evaluation is based upon a scale of 0 to 3, where 0 is the lowest score and 3 is the highest possible score.

Final Summative Scores Across Teacher Candidates

Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
Based upon the following scale:
0 = Candidate; 1 = Emerging Inconsistent; 2 = Emerging Consistent; 3 = Developing
Mean Scores
Cooperating Teacher University Supervisor Average Score Per Indicator
1.1 Content knowledge and academic language 2.85 2.90 2.88
1.2 Student engagement in subject matter 2.80 2.75 2.78
2.4 Differentiated lesson design 2.73 2.71 2.72
3.1 Implementation of curriculum standards 2.78 2.85 2.82
3.2 Lessons for diverse learners 2.85 2.73 2.79
4.1 Student engagement in critical thinking 2.63 2.51 2.57
5.1 Classroom management techniques 2.61 2.70 2.66
5.2 Management of time, space, transitions, and activities 2.66 2.68 2.67
5.3 Classroom, school & community culture 2.85 2.93 2.89
6.1 Verbal, nonverbal communication 2.93 2.90 2.92
7.1 Effective use of assessments 2.80 2.78 2.79
7.2 Assessment data to improve learning 2.73 2.49 2.61
7.5 Communication of student progress and maintaining records 2.80 2.78 2.79
8.1 Self-assessment & improvement 2.85 2.85 2.85
9.1 Induction & collegial activities 2.83 2.88 2.86
9.3 Professional collaboration 2.85 2.85 2.85
Fall 2015 & Spring 2016
Based upon the following scale:
0 = Candidate; 1 = Emerging Inconsistent; 2 = Emerging Consistent; 3 = Developing
Mean Scores
Cooperating Teacher University Supervisor Average Score Per Indicator
1.1 Content knowledge and academic language 2.69 2.69 2.69
1.2 Student engagement in subject matter 2.42 2.42 2.42
2.4 Differentiated lesson design 2.31 2.48 2.40
3.1 Implementation of curriculum standards 2.68 2.77 2.73
3.2 Lessons for diverse learners 2.40 2.48 2.44
4.1 Student engagement in critical thinking 2.48 2.48 2.48
5.1 Classroom management techniques 2.34 2.32 2.33
5.2 Management of time, space, transitions, and activities 2.42 2.35 2.39
5.3 Classroom, school & community culture 2.61 2.71 2.66
6.1 Verbal, nonverbal communication 2.45 2.61 2.53
7.1 Effective use of assessments 2.60 2.71 2.66
7.2 Assessment data to improve learning 2.58 2.65 2.62
7.5 Communication of student progress and maintaining records 2.63 2.58 2.61
8.1 Self-assessment & improvement 2.58 2.61 2.60
9.1 Induction & collegial activities 2.65 2.58 2.62
9.3 Professional collaboration 2.61 2.58 2.60


Employer Satisfaction

Missouri State Principals of First-Year Teachers Survey

The Missouri State Principals of First-Year Teachers Survey is distributed annually to the employers of initial teacher certification candidates at the conclusion of their first year of teaching in a Missouri public school to align with the Missouri State First-Year Teachers Survey. During AY 2015-2018, 37% of our graduates’ first teaching positions were in Missouri public schools, which creates a voice in the state survey data.

The data provided below is a graphical summary of the scale responses for the 2015-2018 Missouri State Principals of First-Year Teacher Surveys for Rockhurst University graduates and Missouri principal responses state-wide. The Missouri State Survey series has developed scales aligned to each Missouri Quality Indicator standard. This scale format allows for a more robust look at performance around each standard. All surveys are scored on the following five-point scale: Strongly Agree (5); Agree (4); Neutral (3); Disagree (2); Strongly Disagree (1).

Employer Satisfaction Missouri Education

  RU Graduates 2015-2018 Missouri - Statewide 2015-2018
QI1: Content Knowledge 3.83 4.08
QI2: Learning Growth and Development 3.65 3.75
QI3: Curriculum Implementation 3.95 3.99
QI4: Critical Thinking 3.82 3.90
QI5: Positive Classroom Environment 3.90 3.96
QI6: Effective Communication 4.06 4.06
QI7: Student Assessment & Data Analysis 3.88 3.88
QI8: Professionalism 3.79 3.94
QI9: Professional Collaboration 3.85 4.01
Overall Quality of Education Program 4.14 4.06


Graduate Satisfaction

Missouri State First-Year Teachers Survey

The Missouri State First-Year Teachers Survey is distributed annually to initial teacher certification candidates at the conclusion of their first year of teaching in a Missouri public school to align with the Missouri State Principals of First-Year Teachers Survey. During AY 2015-2018, 37% of our graduates’ first teaching positions were in Missouri public schools, which creates a voice in the state survey data.

The data provided below is a graphical summary of the scale responses for the 2015-2018 Missouri State First-Year Teacher Surveys for Rockhurst University graduates and Missouri first year teacher responses state-wide. The Missouri State Survey series has developed scales aligned to each Missouri Quality Indicator standard. This scale format allows for a more robust look at performance around each standard. All surveys are scored on the following five-point scale: Strongly Agree (5); Agree (4); Neutral (3); Disagree (2); Strongly Disagree (1).

Employer Satisfaction Missouri Graduate Education

  RU Graduates 2015-2018 Missouri - Statewide 2015-2018
QI1: Content Knowledge 4.25 3.81
QI2: Learning Growth and Development 3.81 3.79
QI3: Curriculum Implementation 4.35 4.18
QI4: Critical Thinking 4.27 4.18
QI5: Positive Classroom Environment 3.98 4.10
QI6: Effective Communication 4.28 4.13
QI7: Student Assessment & Data Analysis 4.05 4.05
QI8: Professionalism 4.29 4.14
QI9: Professional Collaboration 4.16 4.06
Overall Quality of Education Program 4.37 4.22

 

Program Outcome Measures

Graduation Rates

Rockhurst School of Education Graduation Rates 2012-2018

Teacher Candidates Seeking a Bachelor’s Degree and Initial Teacher Certification
Cohort Academic Year of Declaration of Education Major 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012
Total Candidates in Cohort 19 17 14 34 14 21 25

Years

to

Graduate

After

Declaration

of

Education

Major

 

 1 year after admission 2018-2019 6 3 5 1 8 8
% n/a 35% 21% 15% 7% 38% 32%
2 years after admission 2019-2020 2018-2019 4 19 8 10 16
% n/a n/a 50% 71% 71% 86% 96%
3 years after admission 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 6 2 0 1
% n/a n/a n/a 88% 86% 86% 100%
4 years after admission 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 1 0 0
% n/a n/a n/a n/a 93% 86% 100%
> 4 years after admission 2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 0 0
% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 86% 100%

 

Teacher Candidates Seeking a Master’s Degree and Initial Teacher Certification
Cohort Academic Year Admitted to the School of Education 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014 2012-2013 2011-2012
Total Candidates in Cohort 22 29 34 31 47 53 47

Years

to

Graduate

After

Admission

to

the

School

of

Education

 

1 year after admission 2018-2019 10 9 7 19 19 12
% n/a 34% 26% 23% 40% 36% 26%
2 years after admission 2019-2020 2018-2019 14 16 8 18 14
% n/a n/a 68% 74% 57% 70% 55%
3 years after admission 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 3 7 1 5
% n/a n/a n/a 84% 72% 72% 66%
4 years after admission 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 0 1 1
% n/a n/a n/a n/a 72% 74% 68%
>4 years after admission 2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2018-2019 0 1
% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 72% 70%


Graduate Success in Attaining Certification

Certification Attainment Rates

The Rockhurst University School of Education maintains a wide range of education programs leading to initial teacher certification in Missouri. The table below outlines the percentage of teacher candidates in each certification area that are certification eligible in the state of Missouri upon completion of his/her respective program. Teacher candidates must pass the Missouri Teacher Summative Assessment, the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) and the MoPTA (Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment) to be eligible for initial teacher certification. This aligns with data for the Title II Report.

Rockhurst School of Education Teacher Candidate Certification Eligibility
  Academic Year
Certification Areas 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
  (N = 31) (N = 54) (N = 41)
Elementary (1-6) 100% (15/15) 100% (26/26) 100% (16/16)
Middle      
Language Arts - 100% (1/1) -
Science 100% (1/1) - -
Social Sciences 100% (1/1) 100% (1/1) -
Secondary      
Biology 100% (1/1) 100% (3/3) 100% (1/1)
Business 100% (1/1) 100% (3/3) 100% (1/1)
Chemistry - - 0% 
English 100% (6/6) 88%(7/8) 100% (4/4)
Mathematics 100% (2/2) 0% (0/1) 50% (1/2)
Physics - - -
Social Sciences 100% (1/1) 83% (5/6) 100% (7/7)
French (K-12) - - 0% (0/1)
Spanish (K-12) 100% (2/2) 100% (2/2) 100% (2/2)
Special Education (K-12) 100% (1/1) 100% (3/3) 83% (5/6)

MoPTA Scores

Rockhurst University Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) Results 2015-2018

The Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA) is developed and administered by Educational Testing Services and is completed during the final clinical experience (student teaching placement) and is designed to measure instructional skills prior to initial certification. The MoPTA was piloted as an exit performance assessment in September 2014. Beginning September 2015, it was a required assessment for teacher certification for all Missouri initial teacher certification candidates. The MoPTA is aligned with the Missouri Teacher Standards and Quality Indicators.

The MoPTA contains four tasks requiring written commentary and submission of artifacts. Task 1 is a formative task and is evaluated by an educator preparation faculty member. Tasks 2, 3, and 4 are evaluated by a team of scorers trained and selected by Educational Testing Services. The themes of the Tasks are as follows:

Task 1: Knowledge of Students and the Learning Environment
Task 2: Assessment and Data Collection to Measure and Inform Student Learning
Task 3: Designing Instruction for Student Learning
Task 4: Implementing and Analyzing Instruction to Promote Student Learning

Task 4 has two options: video and non-video. The Rockhurst School of Education implements the non-video option for Task 4 due to video restrictions in partner schools.

As the MoPTA was internally graded during the 2014-2015 pilot year, the following table provides data from the past three years of external evaluation on Tasks 2, 3, and 4 from Fall 2015 through Spring 2018.

Fall '16-Spring '18
Pass Rate Score = 37

All Missouri Candidates MoPTA
Non-Video
(15-16 Test Year)
All Rockhurst Candidates Mean Scores (2015-2016) All Missouri Candidates MoPTA Non-Video (16 -17) All Rockhurst Candidates Mean Scores (2016-2017) All Rockhurst Candidates Mean Scores (2017-2018)*
Total Candidates 2522 31   54 41
Task 2: Assessment and Data Collection to Measure and Inform Student Learning 8.44 8.55 8.28 8.61 8.97
Task 2 Step 1: Planning the Assessment   2.90   2.97 2.99
Task 2 Step 2: Administering the Assessment and Analyzing the Data   2.79   2.82 3.08
Task 2 Step 3: Reflecting   2.85   2.81 2.96
Task 3: Designing Instruction for Student Learning 11.17 11.04 10.88 11.37 12.15
Task 3 Step 1: Planning the Lesson   2.78   2.95 3.17
Task 3 Step 2: The Focus Students   2.77   2.83 3.06
Task 3 Step 3: Analyzing the Lesson   2.81   2.85 3.08
Task 3 Step 4: Reflecting   2.68   2.75 2.90
Task 4: Implementing and Analyzing Instruction to Promote Student Learning 22.26 23.70 22.72 22.92 23.74
Task 4 Step 1: Planning the Sequence of Lessons within the Unit   3.08   2.92 2.96
Task 4 Step 2: Implementing the Sequence of Lessons within the Unit   2.99   2.88 3.01
Task 4 Step 3: Analyzing the Sequence of Lessons within the Unit   2.91   2.83 3.04
Task 4 Step 4: Reflecting on the Sequence of Lessons with the Unit   2.87   2.83 2.88
Total Score 41.47 43.52 41.47 43.13 44.92
% Passing Overall 97% 100% 97% 94% 93%

*All Missouri Candidates MoPTA Non-Video Mean Scores (2017-2018) were not available.
 

MoPTA Pass Rates
  Academic Year
Certification Areas 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
  (N = 31) (N = 54) (N = 41)
Elementary (1-6) 100% (15/15) 100% (26/26) 100% (16/16)
Middle      
Language Arts - 100% (1/1) -
Science 100% (1/1) - -
Social Sciences 100% (1/1) 100% (1/1) -
Secondary      
Biology 100% (1/1) 100% (3/3) 100% (1/1)
Business 100% (1/1) 100% (3/3) 100% (1/1)
Chemistry - - 0% (0/1)
English 100% (6/6) 88% (7/8) 75% (3/4)
Mathematics 100% (2/2) 0% (0/1) 100% (2/2)
Physics - - -
Social Sciences 100% (1/1) 83% (5/6) 100% (7/7)
French (K-12) - - 0% (0/1)
Spanish (K-12) 100% (2/2) 100% (2/2) 100% (2/2)
Special Education (K-12) 100% (1/1) 100% (3/3) 100% (6/6)

 

Employment of Graduates

Rockhurst University Department of Education 1st Year Teacher Employment Data 2015-2018

Employment Data is a combination of self-report verified by Missouri state data and other publicly available records.

Rockhurst University Department of Education 1st Year Teacher Employment Data 2015-2018
Number of Program Completers 2015-2018 126
Number of Program Completers for whom Employment Data has been reported 108 (85.7%)
Number of Program Completers whose 1st teaching position is in their initial certification area 99 (92%)
State of Employment for 1st Teaching Position in Teachers’ Initial Certification Area
State Number of Teachers Total Percentage
Missouri 63 58%
Kansas 32 30%
Other States 13 12%
Top Districts of Employment for 1st Teaching Position
District Number of Placements
Diocese St. Joseph-Kansas City (MO) 11
Kansas City Private Schools (MO) 8
Shawnee Mission School District (KS) 8
Kansas City Charter Schools (MO) 7
Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas (KS) 6
Kansas City Public Schools (MO) 6
Liberty Public Schools (MO) 4
Olathe Public Schools (KS) 3

 

Consumer Information

Student Loan Default Rates & Institutional Consumer Information

Three-Year Average Student Loan Default Rates

The following data is publicly available in a three-year average from the National Student Loan Data System. As default rates are calculated based upon the time a loan enters repayment there is a delay in reporting. To help provide context, it is important to note that the national default rate for FY 2014 is 13.7%.

School Default Rates FY2012-2014
OPE ID School   FY2012 FY2013 FY2014
00249900 Rockhurst University
1100 Rockhurst Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Cohort Default Rate 3.6 2.6 2.4
No. in Default 27 17 16
No. in Repay 747 634 646
Enrollment Figures 2,895 2,801 2,808
Percentage Calculation 25.8 22.6 23.0

To provide context for the Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data we include enrollment data (students enrolled at any time during the year) and a corresponding percentage (borrowers entering repayment divided by that enrollment figure). While there is no direct relationship between the timing of when a borrower entered payment (October 1 through September 30) and any particular enrollment year, for the purpose of these data, we have chosen to use the academic year ending on the June 30 prior to the beginning of the cohort year (e.g., FY 2014 CDR Year will use 2012-2013 enrollment).