COE Program Impact

Note: Due to pressures placed on school districts during the COVID 19 pandemic, data collection from these measures was suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year.


The COE collects program impact data from graduates and their employers to evaluate our ability to prepare educators, administrators and counselors.

We take great care in data collection and processing. All program impact data are anonymous or de-identified, then coded, aggregated, and reported to protect individual identity. These completer data are posted each summer for the previous year, except the employment survey which is updated every three years.

COE Program Impact is examined using the following indicators:

1. COE Graduates’ Teacher Evaluation results: Local school district partners provide de-identified, anonymous, quantitative teacher evaluation results for recent COE graduates. These data are then aggregated across districts and examined for trending strengths and weaknesses in graduate performance. The teacher evaluation data are comprehensive and reflect overall teacher effectiveness and, as evaluations are based on best practices, indirectly the data inform our graduate’s ability to impact P12 student learning. The evaluation data below was reported to the COE in 2019. See footnotes for background detail*.

Response Rates by Survey Item

Response Rates by Survey Item

Teacher Evaluation Data from Employers

Teacher Evaluation Data from Employers
Figure 1: Frequencies of evaluation ratings of COE graduates, now employed as teachers in local partner districts. Response numbers reflect variations in district’s evaluation rubrics. Ratings represent “Needs Improvement”, ”Emerging”, ”Proficient”,” Exemplary”. Source: COE Graduate Effectiveness Summary Report 2019.

2. OACTE Employer Survey: The Oregon Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (OACTE) administers a survey to principals about teacher preparation effectiveness. Survey meets the minimum 20% response rate threshold for validity, and has been administered for four years consecutively.

The two tables show (1) employers’ overall satisfaction on a four point scale with PSU beginning teacher graduates from the 18-19 cohorts, and (2) mean scores for select survey items on a 10 point scale that assesses beginning teacher graduates’ specific skills.

Employers' Satisfaction with Beginning Teachers' Overall Performance (2019 Graduates)

Employers' Satisfaction with Beginning Teachers' Overall Performance (2019 Graduates)

OACTE Employer Survey: 2019 Mean Scores for Select Items*

OACTE Employer Survey: 2019 Mean Scores for Select Items
* Items were selected to show the range of mean scores in each of the survey sections (L&L= Learner & Learning; CK=Content Knowledge; IP=Instructional Practice; PR=Professional Responsibility).

3. OACTE Alumni Survey: The Oregon Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (OACTE) administers a survey to program graduates about the effectiveness of their preparation. Survey meets the minimum 20% response rate threshold for validity, and has been administered for four years consecutively.

The two tables show (1) alumnus’ overall satisfaction on a four point scale with PSU beginning teacher graduates from the 18-19 cohorts, and (2) mean scores for select survey items on a 10 point scale that assesses beginning teacher graduates’ specific skills.

OACTE Alumni Survey: Means of Overall Program Satisfaction for 2016-2018 Graduates

OACTE Alumni Survey: Means of Overall Program Satisfaction for 2016-2018 Graduates

OACTE Alumni Survey: 2019 Mean Scores for Select Items for 2016-2018 Graduates*

OACTE Alumni Survey: 2019 Mean Scores for Select Items for 2016-2018 Graduates*
* Items were selected to show the range of mean scores in each of the survey sections (L&L= Learner & Learning; CK=Content Knowledge; IP=Instructional Practice; PR=Professional Responsibility).