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 (Initial). Completer effectiveness and Impact on P-12 learning and development (Component R4.1) 

Data must address: (a) completer impact in contributing to P-12 student-learning growth AND (b) completer effectiveness in applying professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions.

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.

Principals of First Year Teachers Surveys


Measure 2 (Initial and/or Advanced): Satisfaction of employers and stakeholder involvement. (R4.2|R5.3| RA4.1)

Data provided should be collected on employers’ satisfaction with program completers.

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.

Teaching Effectiveness (MEES Performance Assessment)
Teaching Effectiveness (Missouri Content Assessment)
MEES Pedagogy & Disposition Performance Rubric
Teaching Effectiveness (First Year Principal Survey)

The EPP invites stakeholder input through various means. In addition to site-based input on the MEES Performance Assessment, as described above, the EPP has a Teacher Education Advisory Board (TEAB) that meets three times a year. Members of TEAB include representatives from P-12 districts and schools in which candidates are placed for clinical experiences, and in which completers are hired.

TEAB Fall 2021 Agenda
TEAB Winter 2022 Agenda
TEAB Spring 2022 Agenda


Measure 3 (Initial and/or Advanced) : Candidate competency at completion. (R3.3|RA3.4)

Data provided should relate to measures the EPP is using to determine if candidates are meeting program expectations and ready to be recommended for licensure. (E.g.: EPP’s Title II report, data that reflect the ability of EPP candidates to meet licensing and state requirements or other measures the EPP uses to determine candidate competency at completion.)

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.

Overall Employer Satisfaction
First Year Educator Survey – Principal – 2020-2021
First Year Educator Survey – Principal – 2019-2020
First Year Educator Survey – Principal – 2018-2019
First Year Educator Survey – Principal – 2017-2018


Measure 4 (Initial and/or Advanced): Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they have prepared.

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.

Completers Employed in Education or Full-time Graduate School

Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements

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.

Initial Program Licensure