The Bellarmine University Annsley Frazier Thornton School of Education (AFTSOE) prioritizes the use of data as part of its assessment and continuous improvement process. The data provided below represents a snapshot summary of survey reports, state and school district data reports, and teacher candidate performance assessment data. Data are acquired from sources including Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS); the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB); Educational Testing Service (ETS); Bellarmine Career Development Center and the Bellarmine University Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness. We have provided links to these data to assist prospective and current students, faculty, accrediting bodies, the public, and researchers.
The following programs were reviewed and approved by CAEP during our Fall 2019 accreditation visit:
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
- Master of Arts in Education (MAEd)
- Doctor of Education in K-12 District Leadership (Ed.D.)
- Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Leadership and School Administration (Ed.S.)
- Rank I individualized program in Curriculum and Instruction
Measures of Program Impact
Measure 1 – Impact completers have on P-12 learning and development
Student growth measurements in reading and math for Jefferson County Public Schools.
Measure 2 – Indicators of teaching effectiveness
The Student Voice survey was discontinued by the school district (Jefferson County Public Schools). The Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) was suspended by the state. The EPP is developing an observation tool and data sharing agreement with the district in order to meet this requirement. Here is last year’s Student Voice data and completer performance data results on KTIP measures evaluating the performance of new teachers.
Measure 3 – Satisfaction of Employers
Employer perceptions of first through third year teachers and advanced program completer preparedness.
Measure 4 – Satisfaction of Completers/Graduates
First through third year teachers and advanced completers perceptions of their preparedness.
Measures of Program Outcomes
Measure 5 – Graduation rates
The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness compiles degree completion data by graduate and undergraduate levels, which places the MAT program under graduate degrees. Undergraduate data are found on page 1. Graduate data are found on page 4.
The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness compiles retention and graduation rates for all first time full time students. Program specific data are not available at this time.
Measure 6 – Ability of completers to meet licensing and state requirements.
Education Professional Standards Board State Report Card on Educator Preparation displays Praxis data for subject tests (labeled Praxis II) and Kentucky Administrator Assessments. View the summary of data from ETS.
Education Professional Standards Board Teacher Preparation Dashboard displays data on our Title II completers. Data are displayed once Bellarmine is selected from the pull down menu on the right.
Measure 7 – Ability of completers to be hired in positions for which they are prepared
First Destination Survey reports hiring data compiled by Bellarmine’s Career Development Center. The Career Development Center reports 100% response rate for this survey. The Literacy Specialist Licensure and School Principal Licensure reports over the past five years suggests the number of completers from these advanced programs who intend to seek their advanced licensure. Because graduates may not immediately obtain a license upon degree completion, monitoring advanced program exam rates suggests the number of completers seeking these positions.
Measure 8 – Student loan default rates & Institutional Data and Reports
Student Loan Default rates from the Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education website, which provides a database of default rates by institution. Results can be found by searching for Bellarmine. View the summary of data.
Institutional data website, which includes links to retention rates, graduation rates, degree completions, job placement, and state licensing exams.
National Center for Education Statistics and Consumer Information offer additional data on the University.