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One purpose of the School of Education’s assessment system is to facilitate ongoing improvement and ensure program quality and effectiveness. Another purpose is to provide information to stakeholders. The system has several parts, though the 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 program improvement. 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:
  • 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


School Counselor
Annual program assessment report 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Vital Statistics 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
 2018-2017  2017-2016  2016-2015  2015-2014  2014-2013  2013-2012  2012-2011
Graduates  19  16  16  17  12  10  22
Examination  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%  100%
Completion  97%  83%  94%  100%  72%  86%  71%
Employment  100%  87%  100%  82%  100% 80%  100% 

Teacher Preparation
Title II reporting for teacher preparation
          Traditional 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
          Alternative 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

All School of Education Programs
Survey results showing employment rates and program satisfaction
         2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

Lane Seeley and students

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