Annual Reporting Measures

As part of the CAEP accreditation process, every Education Preparation Provider (EPP) must report and prominently display data on its website relating to eight Annual Reporting Measures established by CAEP. EPPs may select the data they present as long as it is appropriate to CAEP’s measures. Below is the data for Missouri Western State University (MWSU) EPP.

Measure 1: Impact on P-12 Learning and Development

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) gathers data annually on all first year teachers in the state of Missouri, disaggregated by program. The survey is completed by principals of first-year teachers. The survey contains a question asking principals to rate first-year teachers’ impact upon students. The following document displays data pertaining to first-year teachers who completed an Education program at MWSU.

Measure 1 – Principals of First Year Teachers Surveys


Measure 2: Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness

DESE has established a statewide Standards-Based Performance Assessment, aligned with the Missouri Teacher Standards, that is used to demonstrate candidate performance in content, coursework, and field experiences during the candidates’ internship(s). The Performance Assessment is used as an indicator on DESE’s Annual Performance Report (APR) which determines initial certification and accreditation of Education programs in the state. This performance assessment is used to evaluate teacher candidates during student teaching. Both the K-12 site-based cooperating teachers and the MWSU EPP-based university supervisors complete the evaluation at multiple time-points. The results included here are summative results from the end of student teaching.

Measure 2 – Teaching Effectiveness (MEES Performance Assessment)
Measure 2 – Teaching Effectiveness (Missouri Content Assessment)


Measure 3: Satisfaction of Employers 

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) gathers data annually on all first-year teachers in the state of Missouri, disaggregated by EPP. The survey is completed by principals of first-year teachers. The survey contains a question asking principals to rate their perspective of the overall quality of the teacher preparation program in which their first-year teacher was prepared, as well as questions about the first year teacher’s level of preparation in specific areas. The following documents display data pertaining to first-year teachers who completed an Education program at MWSU.

Measure 3 – Overall Employer Satisfaction
Measure 3 – First Year Educator Survey – Principal – 2019-2020
Measure 3 – First Year Educator Survey – Principal – 2018-2019
Measure 3 – First Year Educator Survey – Principal – 2017-2018


Measure 4: Satisfaction of Completers

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) gathers data annually on all first-year teachers in the state of Missouri, disaggregated by program. The survey is completed by first-year teachers (EPP completers). The survey contains multiple questions related to the first year teachers’ self-reported feelings of preparation in specific areas, as well as overall satisfaction with their teacher preparation program. The following documents display data pertaining to first-year teachers who completed an Education program at MWSU.

Measure 4 – First Year Educator Survey – Teacher – 2019-2020
Measure 4 – First Year Educator Survey – Teacher – 2018-2019
Measure 4 – First Year Educator Survey – Teacher – 2017-2018


Measure 5: Graduation Rates

The MWSU EPP reports the number of teacher candidates admitted into Teacher Education initial certification programs and the program completers. MWSU’s program is designed to ensure that 100% of MWSU completers meet all state requirements for certification as a recommendation for certification is required for program completion.

Measure 5 – Initial Program Completion


Measure 6: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing

The MWSU EPP reports the number of teacher candidates admitted into Teacher Education initial certification programs and the program completers. MWSU’s program is designed to ensure that 100% of MWSU completers meet all state requirements for certification as a recommendation for certification is required for program completion. Thus, Measures 5 and 6 are the same.

Measure 6 – Initial Program Licensure


Measure 7: Ability of Completers to be Hired in Education Positions 

The MWSU EPP collects self-reported data to determine the rate at which certified Initial program completers are employed in teaching or other positions after program completion.

Measure 7 – Completers Employed in Education or Full-time Graduate School


Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information

The MWSU EPP reports Cohort Default Rate (CDR) for the university, as well as other consumer information.

Measure 8 – Cohort Default Rate and Other Consumer Information