The School of Education at Point Loma Nazarene University is committed to assessment as a means by which to make data-driven decisions about student learning, teaching effectiveness, and program quality. The assessment system is multi-dimensional, ongoing, and cyclical with data collected annually. Data analysis is utilized for programmatic change within programs.
Assessment is a community-wide responsibility. Assessment is valued because the unit cares about change and improvement. Ultimately, the unit is cognizant of its responsibility to its candidates and the public at large. Focus groups representing staff, faculty, clinical supervisors, and advisory councils have worked together to discern the appropriate means by which to assess program efficacy.