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Outcomes and Impact Measures of Completers of Education Programs

Teaching Effectiveness

Data were gathered 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, all WSC-prepared first year teachers were scored by their principals as able to demonstrate consistently to frequently the knowledge skills and dispositions for teaching evidenced in the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards. In addition, WSC completers’ ratings for teacher effectiveness tend to be slightly higher than the state averages for two of the three years of data reported.

  2018 2019 2020
InTASC Standards WSC (n=61) NE (n=481) WSC (n=75) NE (n=655) WSC (n=50) NE (n=397)
Student Development 3.50 3.50 3.52 3.47 2.96 3.05
Learning Differences 3.48 3.5 3.52 3.48 2.82 2.90
Learning Environments 3.59 3.5 3.49 3.47 3.02 3.13
Content Knowledge 3.63 3.56 3.51 3.52 3.12 3.16
Content Application 3.34 2.32 3.32 3.32 2.89 2.90
Assessment 3.38 3.36 3.42 3.36 3.04 3.02
Planning for Instruction 3.47 3.42 3.49 3.4 3.12 3.12
Instructional Strategies 3.46 3.42 3.43 3.41 2.95 3.00
Prof. Learn. and Ethical Practice 3.64 3.56 3.58 3.6 3.18 3.26
Leadership and Collaboration 3.52 3.46 3.52 3.46 3.14 3.20
Impact on Student Learning 3.64 3.63 3.65 3.63 * *
Professional Dispositions 3.64 3.60 3.6 3.6 * *
Composite Ratings 3.52 3.48 3.5 3.48 3.02 3.07

Ratings based on a 4-point scale with 1 = Below Standard to 4 = Advanced

*Nebraska Department of Education did not include these items on this year’s survey