The purpose of the School of Education’s assessment system is to facilitate ongoing improvement to ensure program quality and effectiveness for preparing exceptional educators. A secondary purpose is to provide information for accreditors and consumers. The system has several parts, though the entire model is dependent on quantitative and qualitative data. Data is gathered through input evidence, such as applicant qualifications and previous experience, and output evidence, such as program-designed measures and externally scored tests. Evidence is analyzed and combined with the goal of generating useful information for making meaningful inferences. Results are shared with faculty, staff, and various committees through an annual cycle which begins in September and concludes in August. The system also gathers feedback from users to achieve the following goals with improved efficiency and precision:

  • Assesses outcomes in alignment with the conceptual framework and state standards
  • Systematically gather evidence on candidate learning and program operations
  • Collect candidate work samples that document positive impact on student learning
  • Aggregate key data over time
  • Incorporate perspectives of faculty, candidates, and P-12 partners
  • Include processes and safeguards that ensure fair and unbiased evaluation
  • Provide for regular analysis of assessment results
  • Link results to program decision-making processes


Survey results showing employment rates and program satisfaction
          2016, 2015, 2014

Title II reporting for teacher preparation
          Traditional 2016, 2015, 2014
          Alternative 2016, 2015, 2014

School counselor
         Annual program assessment report 2016, 2015, 2014

Program statistics
2016-2015 2015-2014
  Number of graduates
 16 17
  Credentialing examination pass rate
 100%  100%
  Program completion rate
 94%  100%
  Job placement
 100%  82%
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