EPP Data Dashboard

PNW’s Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) considers data an essential component for continuous program improvement.

By state law, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) collects and reports information from Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) annually. The following information is collected from EPPs, principals, teachers, and schools.

By state law, the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) collects and reports information from Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) annually. The following information is collected from EPPs, principals, teachers, and schools:

  • The “attrition, retention, and completion rates of teacher candidates for the previous three (3) calendar years.” 
  • Average scaled or standard scores of program completers in basic skills, content, and pedagogical testing.
  • Average number of times program completers took the basic skills, content, and pedagogy tests before passing.
  • Percentage passing the basic skills, content, and pedagogy tests on the first attempt.
  • Admission practices of each program as they compare to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) minimum admission standards.
  • Principal survey results of the quality of their teachers completing an Indiana program within the previous two (2) years.
  • Teacher feedback form results for those receiving initial license within the previous three (3) years.
  • Staff performance evaluation results reported in the aggregate.
  • The number of teacher candidates in each content area who complete the teacher preparation program during the year, disaggregated by ranges of cumulative grade point averages.
  • The number of teacher candidates in each content area who, during the year:
    • (A) do not pass a content area licensure examination; and
    • (B) do not retake the content area licensure examination.

This information must be reported using a matrix which is to be posted to the IDOE website. While this matrix is not intended to rank or “grade” programs, it provides an opportunity for the public to interpret or compare program quality based on a variety of data points. Please note that all data points are based upon the September 1– August 31 Title II timeframe.

CAEP 8 Reporting Measures

The average grade of schools where our completers teach is a B

Principals surveyed by the Indiana Department of Education in 2020 provided feedback on first and second year Purdue University Northwest (PNW) School of Education and Counseling initial licensure alumni. They found PNW graduates to be applying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they learned in their preparation program.  It also indicates that principals see completers exhibit these understandings ethically and in adherence with the legal requirements of teaching; that completers analyze student assessment data to improve classroom instruction; that they integrate technological tools to advance student learning; and that they are open and accepting of suggestions/ constructive feedback. 

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Northwest Indiana Counties Average School Scores with PNW Completers Starke County: A, Jasper, Lake, Porter, Newton Counties: B and La Porte County: C

Graduates surveyed by the Indiana Department of Education in 2020 represent the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 who are employed throughout Indiana schools. Graduates perceive that they are applying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they learned in their preparation program.  It also indicates that completers exhibit these understandings ethically; that they provide inclusive learning environments; that they work collaboratively with school leaders and/or colleagues to promote safe and positive learning environments; that they are open and accepting of suggestions/constructive feedback; and that they feel that they were prepared to work effectively with other professionals. 

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96% of teachers who graduated from PNW were marked effective/highly effective. 94% of first year teachers who graduated from PNW were marked effective/highly effective. 98% of second year teachers who graduated from PNW were marked effective/highly effective. 97% of third year teachers who graduated from PNW were marked effective/highly effective.

The Indiana Department of Education provides an annual report of teacher performance as evaluated by their building leaders. The report reflects performance by teachers within their first three years based on evaluations conducted in 2018-2019. 

99% of Purdue University Northwest graduates who are teachers with 1-3 years of experience achieved a “highly effective” or “effective” rating. 

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97% of principals agree PNW completers meet the Knowledge Preparation, Pedagogical Preparation, and Professional Dispositions of Teachers

Principals surveyed by the Indiana Department of Education in 2020 provided feedback on first and second year Purdue University Northwest (PNW) School of Education and Counseling initial licensure alumni. They found PNW graduates to be applying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they learned in their preparation program.  It also indicates that principals see completers exhibit these understandings ethically and in adherence with the legal requirements of teaching; that completers analyze student assessment data to improve classroom instruction; that they integrate technological tools to advance student learning; and that they are open and accepting of suggestions/constructive feedback. 

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93% of first year teachers agree PNW prepared them to meet the Knowledge, Pedagogical, and professional dispositions expectations

Graduates surveyed by the Indiana Department of Education in 2020 represent the classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019 who are employed throughout Indiana schools. Graduates perceive that they are applying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they learned in their preparation program.  It also indicates that completers exhibit these understandings ethically; that they provide inclusive learning environments; that they work collaboratively with school leaders and/or colleagues to promote safe and positive learning environments; that they are open and accepting of suggestions/constructive feedback; and that they feel that they were prepared to work effectively with other professionals. 

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PNW had a 36.5% completion/graduation rate in 2019 compared to the state average of 31.3%. PNW had a 61.1% retention percentage in 2019 compared to the state average of 62.7%.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, there was a slight 4.6% decrease in graduation rates compared to 2018-2019. However, during the 2018-2019 academic year, there was a 6.6% increase in graduation rates at the Hammond campus and a 13.3% increase at the Westville campus compared to 2017-2018. Please note that during the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) reported separate data based on the Hammond campus and Westville campus.  2019-2020 was the first academic year in which the IDOE recognized PNW as one campus.

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PNW Early Childhood students average a score of 241 on the CORE content exam compared to the state average of 241. PNW Early Childhood students average a score of 230 on the CORE pedagogy exam compared to the state average of 235. PNW Elementary Education students average a score of 218 on the CORE content exam compared to the state average of 225. PNW Elementary Education students average a score of 236 on the CORE dual licensure mild intervention exam compared to the state average of 240. PNW Elementary Education students average a score of 232 on the CORE pedagogy exam compared to the state average of 240. PNW Secondary Education students average a score of 238 on the CORE pedagogy exam compared to the state average of 253.

PNW Early Childhood students take the CORE content exam an average of 1.0 times compared to the state average of 1.1. PNW Early Childhood students take the CORE pedagogy exam an average of 1.3 times compared to the state average of 1.1. PNW Elementary Education students take the CORE content exam an average of 1.6 times compared to the state average of 1.4. PNW Elementary Education students take the CORE Dual Licensure mild intervention exam an average of 1.2 times compared to the state average of 1.1. PNW Elementary Education students take the CORE pedagogy exam an average of 1.2 times compared to the state average of 1.1. PNW Secondary Education students take the CORE pedagogy exam an average of 1.2 times compared to the state average of 1.0.

Purdue University Northwest is in compliance with Title II reporting requirements. Title II Section 207 of the Higher Education Act (HEA) requires states, as recipients of HEA funds, and all institutions with teacher preparation programs that enroll students receiving federal financial assistance, to prepare annual reports on teacher preparation and licensing.

2016-2019 PNW Completers Hired by County

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Completers Districts Schools
Lake 63 21 61
Porter 17 7 15
LaPorte 15 3 14
Newton 3 1 3
Jasper 4 2 4
Starke 3 2 3

To be hired in educational positions, candidates must graduate from the program and pass the licensure exam required by the State of Indiana Department of Education. During the academic year 2018-2019, out of 110 candidates, 87 met licensure requirements for a rate of 79% of completers having the ability to be hired.  Academic year 2019-2020, out of 108 candidates, 81 met licensure requirements for a rate of 75% of completers  having the ability to be hired. The state of Indiana’s School Personnel Job Bank (IDOE) indicates that across the state there are 1240 jobs available (as of 4.4.2021) in education with the following areas of teacher shortages identified: special education, business, math, science, world languages, and technology & engineering. An analysis of completers’ ability to be hired indicates that while we are preparing candidates for these areas (all but business and technology & engineering), the number of candidates completing is low which dramatically impacts any ability to draw conclusions from it. However, in the area of special education, completers at the undergraduate level (mild intervention) and those at the graduate level (intense) perform consistently well on licensure exams and have the ability to be hired.

Three-Year Official Cohort Default Rates

Student Debt

The debt totals are for both undergraduate and graduate students at Purdue University NorthwestDebt of Graduating Students

The latest default report by the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education provides loan default rate data for Purdue University Northwest (PNW). The Cohort Default Rate for 2017 was 6.2%; 2016 was 8.5%; and 2015 was 8.8%.  The number of PNW loans in default has decreased by 2.6% over the past three years.

Scholarships

During the 2020-2021 academic year, the School of Education and Counseling awarded $2,625 in scholarships.  This does not include scholarships that were awarded from other sources. 

PEL Fellows

Candidates who have earned at least 45 credit hours can apply to the Purdue Educational Leaders (PEL) Fellowship program. As a PEL fellow, they serve as a substitute teacher in a partner school district, earning substitute-teaching wages, and gaining additional classroom experience. This also provides school partners with quality assistance in their classrooms, building a pipeline for eventual full-time employment upon licensure. Since the inception of the program in 2019, PNW has sent out 20 Fellows to 3 partner school districts.

For more information on Financial Aid visit https://www.pnw.edu/financial-aid/

Annual Reports from Previous Years

School of Education and Counseling Annual Report AY18-19

School of Education and Counseling Annual Report AY19-20

2018-2019 Data

100% of Employers Agree/Strongly Agree our Candidates:

  • Received satisfactory training
  • Work effectively with school leaders
  • Exhibit ethical practice
  • Openly accept suggestions/constructive feedback
  • Work effectively with students with all exceptionalities
  • Provide an inclusive learning environment
  • Adhere to the legal and ethical requirements of teaching
  • Meet expectations of a beginning teacher for content
  • Understand how students learn and develop

4 out of 5 completers felt well-prepared by the EPP

EMPLOYER SATISFACTION

COMPLETER SATISFACTION

ISTEP Passing Rate in 2016-2017 when PNW had one or more teacher in a school was 50%

ISTEP Passing Rate in 207-2018 when PNW had one or more teacher in a school was 52%

Text: 98% of first year teachers who graduated from PNW were effective or highly effective

Impact on P-12 Learning

Teacher Effectiveness

Graduation Rates

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