Student Achievement

As a requirement for graduation, undergraduate students participate in the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) Exam series that evaluates college level core subjects in the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Critical Thinking. Results are compared to a national benchmark established by all CAAP participants in a given year and to a regional benchmark established by students taking CAAP at four-year private institutions. In 2013/14, 74% of Concordia students taking CAAP were recognized for exam scores above the national median. CAAP scale is based on a 0-80 range of results on a timed, objective series of examinations. Our goal is to meet or exceed national and peer benchmarks.

WRITING MATH

READING

CRIT THINK

SCIENCE

OVERALL

AY 14/15 CTX

63.4

58.2

62.3

63.2

60.7

61.56

NATL Median 2014

63.0

58.6

61.6

59.4

61.2

60.76

Private Median 2014

62.9

56.8

60.3

60.2

59.1

59.86

AY 13/14 CTX

64.8

58.8

63.6

64.3

62.4

62.8

NATL Median 2013

63.1

58.5

61.6

59.8

61.1

60.8

Private Median 2013

62.9

56.8

60.3

60.2

59.1

59.9

AY 12/13 CTX

64.8

58.3

63.5

63.9

62.4

62.6

AY 11/12 CTX

63.8

58.4

62.9

63.6

61.1

62.0

AY 10/11 CTX

64.1

58.1

62.4

63.9

61.8

62.1

Teacher Certification

TX Teacher Cert

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-2015

Undergraduate

Pedagogy and
Professional
Responsibility

94%

94%

100%

93%

100%

EC-4 / EC-6 Generalist

90%

90%

100%

93%

100%

Middle / Sec. Content

100%

100%

80%

93%

100%

Special Ed.

NA

NA

NA

100%

NA

Graduate

Pedagogy and
Professional
Responsibility

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

EC-4 /EC-6 Generalist

100%

100%

100%

100%

92%

Middle / Sec. Content

100%

100%

80%

100%

100%

Reading Specialist

97%

95%

100%

100%

100%

Principal

83%

89%

87%

93%

80%

Superintendent

NA

100%

NA

NA

NA

Nursing Professional Examinations (NCLEX)

NCLEX

Class Admit Term

Starting Class Size

Number who took NCLEX

Number graduated

NCLEX Pass rate on first attempt

% Grads Attain

RN

Fall 10

21

20

21

80%

100%

Spring 11

24

24

24

87.5%

100%

Fall 11

43

32

32

65%

93.75%

Spring 12

21

20

21

95%

95%

Fall 12

24

21

24

95.2%

96%

Spring 13

24

16

16

100%

100%

Fall 13

24

15

15

100%

100%

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is administered annually to freshmen and seniors and the results are evaluated by comparison to a benchmark based on the results of peer institutions (Southwest Private Colleges and Universities) wh o participate in NSSE. Student perceptions of success are an important indicator in determining how they see the value of their educational experience contributing to their success.


A. Par ticipation in high impact practices that included engagement in the learning community, service-learning, research/engagement with faculty, internshps, study abroad, and culminating experiences in the academic major

Concordia Peers*
Freshmen participation 74% 45%
In one area only 63% 37%
In two or more areas 11% 8%
Senior Participation 86% 75%
In one area only 25% 35%
In two or more areas 61% 40%

* Peer is Southwestern 4-year private


B.Student perceptions of top 5 high performance opportunities

Seniors:

  • Career conversations with faculty
  • Academic discussion with faculty outside of class
  • Participation in internships, co-ops, student teaching, clinicals
  • Emphasis of attendance at campus activities and events
  • Asking academic questions to other students

Freshmen:

  • Community and service based learning
  • Studying/exam prep by working with other students
  • Asking academic questions to other students
  • Assignments with robust writing opportunities
  • Emphasis of attendance at campus activities and events


C. Top 10 Perceived Gains attributed to their educational experience reported by Seniors:

  • Thinking Critically Analytically
  • Working effectively with others
  • Speaking Clearly/Effectively
  • Writing Clearly/Effectively
  • Developing personal values/ethics
  • Solving complex real-world problems
  • Understanding people of difference
  • Acquiring job/work related knowledge
  • Being an informed and active citizen
  • Analyzing numerical/stats info

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