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Outcomes and Impact Measures of Completers of Education Programs

Impact on P-12 Learning

Data were gathered related to employer satisfaction of first year teachers in Nebraska through the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) survey sent to principals. In the 2017-18 through 2019-20 Nebraska First Year Teacher Surveys, principals responded overwhelmingly that teachers who graduated from Wayne State College consistently had a positive impact on P-12 student learning and development, and that Wayne State College graduates compared very favorably with graduates from all other teacher-preparation programs across the state. A summary of these results follows.

Academic Year WSC Graduates Nebraska Statewide Average
  Number Average Rating Number Average Rating
2016-17 75 3.6 576 3.5
2017-18 67 3.8 471 3.5
2018-19 60 3.8 657 3.5
2019-20 50 3.4 397 3.4

*Ratings based on a 4-point scale with 1 = Not Effective to 4 = Highly Effective