Academic Program Assessment

 

Outcomes Mapping

 

        Select program learning outcomes for annual assessment.

        Target courses in which course level and/or program level assessment will be conducted.*

        Review syllabi and specify assessment methods to be used.

        Align course level assessment with program level assessment.

 

 

 

Outcomes Mapping Matrix for 2009-10 Education Assessment Plan

 

 

Program Learning Outcomes

 

 

 

 

EDU 110

 

Course Level

Assessment Methods

 

 

FED 201

 

Course Level

Assessment Methods

 

 

EDU 441

 

Course Level

Assessment Methods

 

 

EDU 444

 

Course Level

Assessment Methods

 

 

EDU 493

 

Program Level

Assessment Methods

 

 

2.0. Students will exhibit continuous growth in instructional skills and knowledge throughout their educational program.

 

Embed questions on the final examination.

 

Use a rubric to assess studentsí observation, interpretation, and writing skills (mechanics) following a clinical experience.

 

 

 

 

Embed questions on the final examination.

 

Use a rubric to assess studentsí observation, interpretation, and writing skills (mechanics) following a clinical experience.

 

Assess student portfolios.

 

Embed questions on the final examination.

 

Use a rubric to assess studentsí observation, interpretation, and writing skills (mechanics) following a clinical experience.

 

Assess student portfolios.

 

Use a rubric to assess studentsí observation, interpretation, and writing skills (mechanics) following a clinical experience.

 

 

Cooperating teachers will assess studentsí performance during a field intern experience.

 

Assess student portfolios.

 

 

*Course syllabi should include one or more course objectives/student learning outcomes that address each program learning outcome.

 

 

 

2009-10 Education Assessment Plan

 

Program Learning Outcomes

 

Assessment Methods

 

Expected Results

 

Actual Results

Use of Results

2.0. Students will exhibit continuous growth in instructional skills and knowledge throughout their educational program.

 

 

Course Level Assessment

EDU 110, FED 201 and EDU 441 students will complete a final examination in which questions related to instructional skills and knowledge have been embedded.Faculty will evaluate studentsí answers to embedded questions.

 

At least 80 percent of students will answer each embedded question correctly on the final examination.

 

EDU 110:

Question 1:80.0%

Question 2:80.0%

Question 3:93.3%

Question 4:86.7%

 

Also attach sheets with percentages for FED 201 and EDU 441

 

Review exams each year to insure that they continue to cover information provided in lectures, the textbook, and other course materials and activities.Revise and/or replace test items as needed.

Course Level Assessment

EDU 110, FED 201, EDU 441 and EDU 444 students will complete a clinical experience in which they will observe one or more classroom teachers in action.Students will complete observation forms after each session, and will use them to write a formal report.Faculty will assess studentsí observation, interpretation and writing skills with a rubric selected by the department.

 

 

EDU 110 and FED 201 students will achieve an average rating of 2 or higher on a scale of 1-4 in each performance category for observation, interpretation and writing skills.

 

EDU 441 and EDU 444 students will achieve an average rating of 3 or higher.

 

EDU 110:

Observations: 2.67

Interpretations: 2.33

Writing Skills: 1.97

 

Also attach sheets with average ratings for FED 201, EDU 441 and EDU 444 students.

 

1. Monitor observations.

 

2. Based on low ratings for writing skills in all courses, faculty will assign additional writing exercises each semester and assess studentsí work with a rubric selected by the department, sharing assessment finding with students after each assignment.Those needing additional assistance will be sent to the Writing Center.

 

Course/Program Level Assessment

The observation reports and other student work samples and assessment findings from FED 201, EDU 441 and EDU 444, as well as materials from EDU 493, will be included in each studentís educational portfolio.These will be evaluated using instruments being developed by faculty.

 

Portfolio evaluations will reveal marked improvement in materials submitted from sophomore to senior year.

 

 

The first set of portfolios will be submitted for assessment in spring, 2011.

 

Continue to work with students to build educational portfolios to document their performance in meeting standards, to utilize when interviewing for teaching positions, and/or to obtain a professional teaching license.

 

Program Level Assessment

EDU 493 students will complete a field intern experience.Cooperating teachers will evaluate studentsí instructional skills and knowledge using an instrument developed by department faculty.

 

Students will achieve an average rating of 4 or higher on a scale of 1-5 in each performance category for instructional skills and knowledge.

Curriculum: 4.33

Instruction: 4.67

Technology: 4.13

Reflection: 4.33

Problem Solving: 4.33

Diversity: 4.67

Collaboration: 4.67

Assessment: 4.33

The lowest rating, in technology, underscores the need for the department to integrate technology into the curriculum and to equip classrooms with connections for laptops and Internet access, multimedia presentation equipment, and appropriate software.