Initial Programs

Initial programs - Key Assessment Data Management Schedule

Assessments from the Key Assessment Data Management Schedule for initial programs are reported to the following: the College of Education Leadership Team, Initial Program Coordinators, Educator Preparation Services, Advisory Council, SHIPS members, the COE Assessment Committee, Departments, and the NCATE Website.

Unit - The instruments and a description of the assessment follow:

1. Employee/Employer Survey– a follow-up survey mailed to initial education preparation graduates and employers mailed during the spring semester. The data are collected, analyzed, and disseminated annually during the fall semester.
2. Services and Operations Survey - provides information about all the services and operations within both the initial and advanced programs of the unit. The survey is aligned to the Conceptual Framework and elicits’ responses from candidates regarding the extent to which they mastered the elements of the Conceptual Framework and incorporate them into their practice. Each candidate rates each item in two ways: (1) indicating how important the item is to the candidate and (2) the perceived degree of quality experienced. Review of this data allows the unit to prioritize improvement efforts for unit operations and services by analyzing the difference between quality and importance as reported by candidates.
3. Professional Development Appraisal System- Form A – adapted and aligned with Texas Proficiencies for Learner-Centered Instruction. A performance-based assessment completed by the University Supervisor twice in each student teaching placement. The assessment is scored each semester as three formative and one summative assessment. The data are collected, analyzed, and disseminated annually during the fall semester.
4. Teacher Work Sample – a capstone assessment designed to measure candidate effect on K-12 student learning, completed during the first placement in student teaching. The data are collected, analyzed, and disseminated annually during the fall semester.
5. TExES Content Examination – the assessment includes an ASEP Summary, Demographic, and All Tests Report. The data are collected annually in February and disseminated during the fall semester every year.
6.  TExES Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility (PPR) Examination – the assessment includes an ASEP Summary, Demographic, and All Tests Report. The data are collected annually in February and disseminated during the fall semester every year.
7. Student Teacher Performance Evaluation - Form D-Technology, PPR, and Dispositions/Diversity Proficiencies Standards– an external evaluation of candidate mastery of National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T), Texas Skills Standards for PPR, EC-12, and SHSU Dispositions and Diversity Proficiency Standards, completed by the classroom mentor teacher and the University Supervisor during Student Teaching. The data are collected each semester and disseminated during the fall semester every year.
8. Instructional Planning Assessment- the assessment is Completed during the Content Methods Block and evaluated by faculty in the following content areas: Math > Science > Social Studies.
9. Case Study –a benchmark assessment completed in READ 3371 and evaluated by faculty. The data are collected each semester and disseminated during the fall semester every year.
10. Guided Reading Lesson Plan - benchmark assessment completed in READ 3370 and evaluated by faculty. The data are collected each semester and disseminated during the fall semester every year.
11. Writing Process Lesson Plan - a benchmark assessment completed in RDG 390 and evaluated by faculty. The data are collected each semester and disseminated during the fall semester every year.
12. Oral Communication Assessment – My Life Project– an assessment of oral communication skills, evaluated by faculty in CISE/CIEE 3374. The data are collected each semester and disseminated during the fall semester every year.
13. Dispositions Self Report – Emerging - a student self-report and faculty evaluation of supporting evidence required for entrance to the Methods Block. The data are collected each semester and disseminated during the fall semester every year.
14. Dispositions Self Report – Novice - a student self-report and faculty evaluation of supporting evidence required for entrance to the Literacy Block. The data are collected each semester and disseminated during the fall semester every year.


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