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Indicator of Teaching Effectiveness

94% 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, as well as all Grace School of Education completers teaching in Indiana regardless of years of service.. (IDOE, 2017)

2016-2017 Rise Evaluation Grace School of Education Ineffective Needs Improvement Effective Highly Effective Not Rated Grand Total
1st Year In-Service Teacher 0 0 9 0 3 12
2nd Year In-Service Teacher 0 1 11 1 0 13
3rd Year In-Service Teacher 0 1 11 8 2 22
Grand Total of 1st-3rd Year In-Service Teachers Evaluated 0 2 22 9 5 47
Grand Total of All Grace School of Education Teachers Evaluated (Regardless of Years of Service) 0 5 162 128 24 319

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

Satisfaction of Employers

Graduates with Diplomas

100% 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

Students at Commencement

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 Milestones 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
Admission to Teacher Education (Candidacy) 39 33 49
Total Enrolled Candidates* 80 81 95
Program Completers (Graduates**) 39 32 38
Licensed with Indiana Dept. of Ed*** 37 30 32
*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.


87% of 2017-2018 Grace Completers Passed Indiana Core Licensure Exams Within the 2017-2018 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 Rates 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016
All Program Completers as Reported by Title II 87% 94% 96%
Elementary Education 87% 96% 87%
Special Education 100% 100% 100%
Secondary Education* 89% 89% 67%

*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 Responses 21
Level od Excellence 95%
Level of Success 100%
Full-Time 20/95%
Grad School 0/0%
Part-Time 1/5%
Other 0/0%
Still-Seeking 0/0%

Cost of Attendance and Default Rates

Grace College Average Cost of Attendance

Financial 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students
Tuition & Fees $23,170 $23,120 $22,450
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board $8,782 $8,782 $8,782
Other Expenses $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Room & Board $8000 $8000 $8000
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 Year 2014 2013 2012
Default Rate 4.5% 3.7% 4.6%
Number in Default 19 15 16
Number in Repayment 419 399 342


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IDOE. (2017). EPP Impact Program:  Principal Survey Results for Grace College, Retrieved April 5, 2018 from

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IDOE (2017) EPP Impact Program:  Teacher Survey Question/Answer, Retrieved April 5, 2018 from

Grace College. (2017). First Destinations Report:  College Trends by Department and Schools, Retrieved from

National Center for Education Statistics. (N.D.) Search for Schools and Colleges: College Navigator, Retrieved April 5, 2018 from