Candidate Performance Facts & Figures

Indicator of Teaching Effectiveness

100% of Grace Completers Were Rated Effective Or Highly Effective By Indiana Principals.


RISE Evaluation and Development System: 

Indiana School corporations participating in the annual RISE evaluation system assess teachers on areas of Professional Practice and Student Learning.  Teachers receive a rating at the end of the school year in one of four performance levels:  Highly Effective, Effective, Improvement Necessary, or Ineffective. The Indiana Department of Education has provided the following data regarding graduates of Grace School of Education who are in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of in-service teaching. (IDOE, 2017)

2015-2016 Rise Evaluation Grace School of EducationIneffectiveImprovement NecessaryEffectiveHighly Effective
1st Year In-Service Teacher93
2nd Year In-Service Teacher105
3rd Year In-Service Teacher1016


2014-2015 Rise Evaluation Grace School of EducationIneffectiveImprovement NecessaryEffectiveHighly Effective
1st Year In-Service Teacher123
2nd Year In-Service Teacher2011
3rd Year In-Service Teacher812

For additional information regarding the RISE Evaluation see the following:  IDOE Rise Evaluation and Development System

Satisfaction of Employers

93% of Principals of Grace Grads Consider Them to Be Well Prepared in Areas of Knowledge, Disposition, and Performance.


Principal Survey of New Teachers Results:

“Indiana Code 20-18-11.5-9 requires principals at each charter school (including virtual schools) and school corporation to ‘complete a survey that provides information regarding the principal’s assessment of the quality of instruction by each particular teacher preparation program located in Indiana for teachers employed at the school who initially received their teaching license in Indiana in the previous two (2) years.’” (IDOE, 2016)

The survey addresses Knowledge Preparation, Pedagogical Preparation, and Professional Disposition of teachers and reflect elements of both national professional standards (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) and model standards for beginning teacher licensing and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC).

Summary results “will be shared with teacher preparation programs before November 1, 2016 and each September 1 thereafter” and will be included in the matrix posted to the DOE website (IC 20-28-11.5-9, Sec. 9, (f)). (IDOE, 2016)

Principal Survey Results for Grace College:  Principal Survey Results (posted 10/27/2016)

Satisfaction of Alumni

100% of Grace Teacher Education Grads Believe They Are Prepared in Areas of Knowledge, Performance, and Disposition.


Indiana Teacher Survey of Education Preparation Provider: 

First and second year in-service teachers were surveyed and asked to respond to statements related to how well Grace College prepared them in areas of Knowledge Preparation, Performance Preparation, Dispositional Preparation, and Overall Assessment.  Results of the teacher survey can be found at:    Indiana Teacher Survey of Education Preparation Provider

(IDOE, 2017)

School of Education Milestones

The Enrollment table notes, in corresponding years, the number of students admitted to the teacher education program as candidates, students admitted to clinical practice (methods block/student teaching), total enrolled candidates as defined by Title II*, students who successfully completed all requirements of the teacher education program, and those graduates of Grace College School of Education who successfully passed Indiana licensing exams required for teacher certification.


Candidate Milestones2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Admission to Teacher Education (Candidacy)474933
Admission: Clinical Practice434036
Total Candidates*879588
Program Completers (Graduates**)383832
Licensed with Indiana Dept. of Ed***353230
*For the purposes of Title II reporting, an enrolled student is defined as a student who has been admitted to a teacher preparation program, but who has not completed the program during the academic year being reported.
**A graduate is an individual who completed the program during the academic year being reported, but is not counted an enrolled student.
***Includes only graduates of reporting year

The following table notes, in corresponding years, the median GPA of Candidate cohorts (individuals who have met both Indiana Department of Education as well as Grace School of Education candidacy requirements, and who have officially been accepted into the School of Education) and Program Completer cohorts.

Candidate/Completer Median GPA:

Median GPA2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Candidate Cohort3.573.613.70
Program Completer Cohort3.653.653.74


94% of 2016-2017 Grace Completers Passed Indiana Core Licensure Exams Within the 2016-2017 Academic Year.


Grace School of Education program completers must pass Indiana CORE licensing exams for licensure in Indiana.  The following table notes pass rates for Elementary Education, Special Education and Secondary Education, including, Art Education, English Education, Life Science Education, Math Education, Social Studies Education, and Foreign Language Education.

Pass Rates2014-20152015-20162016-2017
All Program Completers as Reported by Title II89%89%94%
Elementary Education92%96%96%
Special Education100%100%100%
Secondary Education*85%73%89%
*Aggregate pass rate for all secondary education programs (<10 per program during each reporting cycle).  For more information regarding this report or to receive specific secondary education passage rates, contact the Grace College School of Education.

Teacher Graduate Employment Rate

100% – Level of Success in Employment Rate of 2016-2017 Grace Teacher Education Completers as Reported Via First Destinations Survey.


Grace College Center for Career Connections conducted a First Destinations Survey of 2016-2017 Grace College graduates. Of those responding, 100% (N=21) of School of Education graduates were successful in their “first destination” with 95% (n=20) employed full-time and 5% (n=1) employed part-time.

The Level of Excellence is derived from graduates who reported being Full-Time Employed as well as those who are attending Graduate School, while Level of Success further includes graduates who are Part-Time Employed.  Respondents were only given one choice in response and therefore the resulting chart indicates the “type” of post-graduate activity they deem most relevant to them.  Full-Time refers to the number of graduates who obtained a full-time position (30+ hours per week) after graduation; those who selected Part-Time obtained a position of less than thirty (30) hours per week.  Graduate School refers to the graduates who applied and were accepted into or were planning to attend graduate school.  Other is a culmination of additional categories, including:  Post-Graduate Internship or Fellowship, Mission, Gap Year, or other service experience, not seeking, and Military Service.  Data was collected via a self-report survey, research from LinkedIn and Facebook media platforms.  (Grace College, 2017)

Number of Responses21
Level of Excellence95%
Level of Success100%
Grad School0/0%

Cost of Attendance and Default Rates

 Grace College Average Cost of Attendance

Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students
Tuition & Fees$23,170$23,120$22,450
Books & Supplies$1,000$1,000$1,300
Room & Board$8,782$8,404$8,160
Other Expenses$1,000$1,000$1,000
Room & Board$8,000$8,000$8,000
Other Expenses$3,200$3,200$3,200
Off-campus with Family
Other Expenses$2,800$2,800$2,800

 Three-Year Official Cohort Default Rates


Fiscal Year201420132012
Default Rate4.5%3.7%4.6%
Number in Default191516
Number in Repayment419399342


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