As part of our national accreditation process we are required to report 8 measures of program effectiveness publicly. We are proud of our success and we invite you to compare these data with other accredited programs.


Graduation Rates


Program Cohort Year Percent Graduating

Undergraduate 2015 98
MAT 2015 100
Undergraduate 2016 86
MAT 2016 99
Undergraduate 2017 88
MAT 2017 100


Ability of completers to meet licensing (certification) and any additional state requirements

For our licensure programs all candidates must meet all licensing requirements prior to graduation. This means that all completers of our programs are recommended for licensure in the State of Oregon.


Ability of completers to be hired in education positions for which they were prepared

The majority of out-of-state teaching positions for our graduates are in Washington State, but our graduates teach in schools all over the world, which has made tracking of graduates out of state exciting but difficult—hence the range of unknown graduates. The table below shows the percentage of graduates within each employment category for each of the most recent graduating cohorts.

 


    Teaching    
   
   
  Cohort size (n) In state Out of state PACE Total teaching Higher education Unknown

2015 99 37.4 26.3 13.1 77.8 4.0 19.2
2016 93 46.2 22.6 04.3 73.1 6.5 20.4
2017 90 33.7 29.2 21.3 84.3 5.6 10.1

 


Impact on P-12 learning and development

All candidates in the State of Oregon are now required to complete the Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). The State requires full implementation of the edTPA in the 2017-18 school year. Over the past two years we have been piloting the edTPA with our candidates. Scores for those candidates participating in the pilot are posted here (edTPA Scores).


Indicators of teaching effectiveness

Candidates in the School of Education are supervised in their student teaching experiences by a University Supervisor and a Cooperating Teacher. The University Supervisor completes an assessment of the candidates performance in the classroom 4 times during his or her student teaching experience. This assessment is based on the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards. Scores for candidates in the last academic year are posted here (Clinical Evaluation Scores).


Results of employer surveys, including retention and employment milestones

An educational research firm was hired by a consortium of Schools of Education to develop and administer a survey of employer satisfaction with newly hired teachers from Schools of Education in the State of Oregon. Although numbers have been improving, the response rates may indicate that responses are not representative of all employers who have selected University of Portland graduates as new teachers. The survey instrument was designed to address Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) performance categories. In the table below the numbers represent the percentage of responses within each response category.

 


InTASC Category Completely unprepared 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very well prepared Don't know

Learner and learning 0 0 5 23 20 23 15 13
Content knowledge  0 2 10 22 17 27 12 8 3
Instructional practice  0 2 5 22 20 30 13 7 2
Professional responsibilities  3 5 8 17 15 20 28 13

 


Results of completer surveys

An educational research firm was hired by a consortium of Schools of Education to develop and administer a survey of new teacher satisfaction with the preparation they received from Schools of Education. Although numbers have been improving, the response rates may indicate that responses are not representative of all University of Portland graduates who have become new teachers. The survey instrument was designed to address Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) performance categories. In the table below the numbers represent the percentage of responses within each response category.

 


InTASC Category Completely unprepared 2 3 4 5 6 7 Very well prepared

Learner and learning 0 6 5 9 20 23 32 5
Content knowledge  2 3 6 15 20 34 11 9
Instructional practice  0 5 6 15 10 9 45 9
Professional responsibilities  0 4 4 10 17 22 36 8


Consumer Information

Student Loan Default Rates

The U.S. Department of Education provides a searchable database on institutional student loan default rates. Rates which are currently in the database are for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014.

University of Portland default rates are perennially low compared to almost any other institution. If you wish to look up the rates for other institutions follow the link below.

U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid

Oregon Teacher Salary Data

Annually the Oregon School Boards Association compiles data on salaries for Oregon public school teachers. The most recent data for teachers in the 2016-17 school year can be viewed at the link below.

2016-2017 Salary Survey: Salaries, Economic Benefits and Selected Policies for Teachers in Oregon School Districts


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