Department of Education Annual Reporting Measures

Program Impact Measures

P-12 Learning Impact

P-12 Learner Impact Begins During Teacher Candidate Preparation

During the 2016-2018 professional semesters, teacher candidates in all areas of certification completed the Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA). In Task 2 of the MoPTA, teacher candidates submitted pre-test and post-test data for K- 12 learners participating in a unit of instruction taught by the teacher candidate. We saw consistent student achievement and a continual increase in performance scores each year. Candidates' mean scores were 8.61 (2016-2017), and 8.97 (2017-2018). For 2018-2019, we developed an e-portfolio as a key assessment tool to measure the impact our teacher candidates have on K-12 learning and development. As part of the Assessment to Inform Instruction section of the e-portfolio, students collect, analyze, and reflect upon data for K-12 learners. All 2018-2019 student teaching candidates met expectations.

P-12 Learning Impact Continues with Program Completers

A recent program completer wrote to us with the following update:

“My school is a Title 1 school and extremely diverse, with 65% of our enrollment being a minority population, 23% being ELL and 18 different home languages spoken. My students take the NWEA MAP Assessment three times a year. I am extremely proud of the growth I have seen with my class. In math, my class achieved 129% of their projected growth from fall to winter and 133% in reading. 64% of my students scored proficient in math, up from 58%. 59% of my students were proficient in reading by winter, up from 48%. With the education Rockhurst provided me, I am able to implement research-based practices in my classroom that directly impact my students’ performances.”

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 2018 & Spring 2019

 

Based upon the following scale: 0 = Baseline; 1 = Emerging; 2 = Developing; 3 = Skilled; 4 = Exceeding                      

Mean Scores

 

Cooperating Teacher

University Supervisor

Average Score Per Indicator

 
 

1. Content Knowledge Aligned with Appropriate Instruction

3.56

3.47

3.52

 

2. Student Learning, Growth, and Development

3.47

3.38

3.43

 

3. Curriculum Implementation

3.38

3.5

3.44

 

4. Critical Thinking

3.41

3.35

3.38

 

5. Positive Classroom Environment

3.32

3.41

3.37

 

6. Effective Communication

3.44

3.47

3.46

 

7. Student Assessment and Data Analysis

3.38

3.24

3.31

 

8. Professionalism

3.62

3.56

3.59

 

9. Professional Collaboration

3.56

3.56

3.56

 

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. The data provided below is a graphical summary of the scale responses for the 2015-2019 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

  QI1: Content Knowledge QI2: Learning Growth and Development QI3: Curriculum Implementation QI4: Critical Thinking QI5: Positive Classroom Environment QI6: Effective Communication QI7: Student Assessment & Data Anaylsis QI8: Professionalism QI9: Professional Collaboration Overall Quality of Education Program
RU Graduates 2015-2019    4 3.7 3.95 3.95 3.96 4.09 3.95 3.87 3.93 4.14
Missouri - Statewide 2015-2019 4.08 3.75 3.99 3.90 3.96 4.06 3.88 3.94 4.01 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. The data provided below is a graphical summary of the scale responses for the 2015-2019 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

  QI1: Content Knowledge QI2: Learning Growth and Development QI3: Curriculum Implementation QI4: Critical Thinking QI5: Positive Classroom Environment QI6: Effective Communication QI7: Student Assessment & Data Analysis QI8: Professionalism QI9: Professional Collaboration Overall Quality of Education Program
RU Graduates 2015-2019    4.27 3.87 4.35 4.29 4 4.29 4.07 4.31 4.15 4.4
Missouri - Statewide 2015-2019 4.2 3.8 4.18 4.18 4.10 4.14 4.05 4.14 4.06 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 Years to Graduate After Declaration of Education Major
Academic Year of Declaration of Education Major Cohort Name Total Candidates in Cohort  1 year after admission 2 years after admission % 3 years after admission % 4 years after admission % > 4 years after admission %
2018-2019 2019 23 3 13% 2020-2021 n/a 2021-2022 n/a 2022-2023 n/a 2023-2024 n/a
2017-2018 2018 19 3 16% 2 26% 2020-2021 n/a 2021-2022 n/a 2022-2023 n/a
2016-2017 2017 17 6 35% 4 59% 0 59% 2020-2021 n/a 2021-2022 n/a
2015-2016 2016 14 3 21% 4 50% 5 86% 0 86% 2020-2021 n/a
2014-2015 2015 34 5 15% 19 71% 6 88% 0 88% 0 88%
2013-2014 2014 14 1 7% 8 64% 1 71% 1 79% 0 79%
 
Teacher Candidates Seeking a Master's Degree and Initial Teacher Certification
Cohort Years to Graduate After Admission to the Department of Education
Academic Year Admitted to the Department of Education Cohort Name Total Candidates in Cohort 1 year after admission % 2 years after admission % 3 years after admission % 4 years after admission % > 4 years after admission %
2018-2019 2019 16 0 0% 2020-2021 n/a 2021-2022 n/a 2022-2023 n/a 2023-2024 n/a
2017-2018 2018 22 6 27% 3 41% 2020-2021 n/a 2021-2022 n/a 2022-2023 n/a
2016-2017 2017 29 10 34% 14 83% 1 86% 2020-2021 n/a 2021-2022 n/a
2015-2016 2016 34 9 26% 14 68% 3 76% 0 76% 2020-2021 n/a
2014-2015 2015 31 7 23% 16 74% 3 84% 0 84% 0 84%
2013-2014 2014 47 19 40% 8 57% 7 72% 0 72% 0 72%

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.

Missouri Content Assessment Pass Rate

 

Academic Year

Certification Areas

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

 

(N = 54)

(N = 31)

(N = 54)

(N = 41)

(N = 34)

Elementary (1-6)

100% (21/21)

100% (15/15)

100% (26/26)

100% (16/16)

100% (12/12)

Middle

 

 

 

 

 

Language Arts

100% (1/1)

-

100% (1/1)

 

 

Science

-

100% (1/1)

-

 

 

Social Sciences

100% (1/1)

100% (1/1)

100% (1/1)

 

 

Secondary

 

 

 

 

 

Biology

100% (2/2)

100% (1/1)

100% (3/3)

100% (1/1)

100% (3/3)

Business

100% (5/5)

100% (1/1)

100% (3/3)

100% (1/1)

100% (2/2)

Chemistry

-

-

-

100% (1/1)

 

English

100% (9/9)

100% (6/6)

100% (8/8)

100% (4/4)

100% (4/4)

Mathematics

100% (1/1)

100% (2/2)

100% (1/1)

100% (2/2)

100% (4/4)

Physics

-

-

-

 

 

Social Sciences

100% (7/7)

100% (1/1)

100% (6/6)

100% (7/7)

100% (4/4)

French (K-12)

100% (3/3)

-

-

100% (1/1)

 

Spanish (K-12)

100% (3/3)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

100% (2/2)

Special Education (K-12)

100% (1/1)

100% (1/1)

100% (3/3)

100% (6/6)

100% (3/3)


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

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 School of Education 1st Year Teacher Employment Data 2016-2019

Number of Program Completers 2016-2019

149

Number of Program Completers for whom Employment Data has been reported

128 (85.9%)

Number of Program Completers whose 1st teaching position is in their initial certification area

122 (95%)

State of Employment for 1st Teaching Position in Teachers’ Initial Certification Area

State

Number of Teachers

Total Percentage

Missouri

74

58%

Kansas

39

30%

Other States

15

12%

Top Districts of Employment for 1st Teaching Position

District

Number of Placements

Kansas City Public and Charter Schools (MO)

17

Diocese St. Joseph-Kansas City (MO)

13

Blue Valley (KS)

8

Shawnee Mission School District (KS)

7

Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas (KS)

7

Kansas City Private Schools (MO)

6

Kansas City, KS Public Schools (KS)

4

Blue Springs (MO)

4

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).