The data from assessment measures are collected and analyzed at the conclusion of each academic year. The results of those data are shared with a variety of constituencies: 1) candidates, 2) faculty, and 3) Advisory committee members.
We expect the evidence to show that each candidate is operating at a proficient level of “3” or higher on all measures, although our unit criteria for success is an average candidate score of 3.5 or higher (on a scale of 1 – 4, with 4 being the highest).
Assessment is evident throughout the evaluation processes of the graduate programs with the overall goal of improving teaching and learning. As such, all assessments are interlinked with center-wide assessments and coordinated across all programs. The curricular structure and integrity are provided through the key assessments in the programs where students are expected to demonstrate mastery of the outcomes.
Data is utilized to:
- Make individual course content and pedagogy improvements,
- discuss with faculty specific course assignments and rubrics to obtain validity and reliability of scores,
- communicate with candidates the skill sets that need to be strengthened, and
- communicate with host fieldwork teachers regarding supports that best meet the need of candidates.