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College of Education and Health Professions

Professional Education Unit Assessment Handbook

VI. Procedures for Data Collection, Analysis, and Use

Data collected at the various transition points are compiled, analyzed, and used to identify weak students and problematic content areas so that faculty may provide extra help or make changes in the program. Based on the key assessments outlined in Part IV of the Assessment Handbook, the Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation collects, analyzes, and reports aggregate candidate data from program coordinators, the Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and University Integrated Student Information System (SIS). This typically occurs in May, June, August, and September for the previous academic year. Program coordinators use these data for the annual Program Review and Improvement Reports. In these program assessments, faculty report on program outcomes aligned with the institution’s purpose, assessment methods and criteria, assessment results, and use of results. Data are shared with program faculty and the Program Advisory Council during the following academic year and used to guide decisions about the program.

Aggregate data for the unit and each program are compiled annually by the Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation and presented in the COEHP Facts and Figures Reference Data Publications (FFRDP). The FFRDP are available publicly, online at http://coehp.columbusstate.edu/factbooks/index.php [Cut and paste URL is link does not work.]

Information in the FFRDP are reviewed and discussed by faculty during the annual COEHP retreat held in late fall and considered in planning and decision making, at both the program and unit levels, during the following year. In addition, the FFRDP data are shared with our partnerships that include area superintendents, principals, and human resource directors.

A summary of the plan for assessing initial candidates at each of the key transition points is provided in the table below. The table also summarizes the process for collecting, aggregating, and analyzing data. Reference Chapter IV Transition Points (Gates) for more detail information as well as plans for assessing advanced (MEd and EdS) candidates and doctoral candidates at key transition points.

  Admission to Teacher Education Entry into Student Teaching Exit from Initial Program Induction
Data Source

Core Completion (bachelor's degree candidates only)

Grade in EDUC 2130 (bachelor's degree candidates only)

Minimum 2.5 GPA

Pass or exempt GACE Program Admission Assessment

Cleared Criminal Background Check

Minimum 2.5 GPA

C or better in professional courses

Coursework completion

MAP Evaluations

Dispositions Evaluations

GPA

MAP Evaluations

Dispositions Evaluations

Teacher Performance Assessment --edTPA

Student Teaching Survey

GACE Content Tests (passing scores required to recommend for certification but not required for program completion)

Alumni Survey

Employer Survey

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

 

Party Responsible for Collecting Data

University Integrated Student Information System (ISIS)

Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences (SAFE)

University Integrated Student Information System (ISIS)

Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences (SAFE)

Program Coordinators

University Integrated Student Information System (ISIS)

Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences (SAFE)

Student Teaching Coordinator

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Board of Regents

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Party Responsible for Aggregating Data

University Integrated Student Information System (ISIS)

Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences (SAFE)

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

University Integrated Student Information System (ISIS)

Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences (SAFE)

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

University Integrated Student Information System (ISIS)

Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences (SAFE)

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Board of Regents

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Party Responsible for Analyzing Data

Program Coordinators and Program Advisory Councils (program level)

Educator Preparation Faculty (unit level)

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation


 

Program Coordinators and Program Advisory Councils (program level)

Educator Preparation Faculty (unit level)

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

 

Program Coordinators and Program Advisory Councils (program level)

Educator Preparation Faculty (unit level)

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Educator Preparation Faculty

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Parties to Which Reports Are Provided

GaPSC/CAEP Coordinator

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Educator Preparation Program Council

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Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
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GaPSC/CAEP Coordinator

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Educator Preparation Program Council

GaPSC/CAEP Coordinator

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Educator Preparation Program Council

GaPSC/CAEP Coordinator

Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation

Educator Preparation Program Council

Ways Data are Used/Timeframe

The Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation collects, analyzes, and reports aggregate candidate data from program coordinators, the Office of Student Advising and Field Experiences, Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, University System of Georgia, Georgia Professional Standards Commission, U.S. Department of Education, and the University Integrated Student Information System (SIS). This collection (analysis and reporting) typically occurs in May, June, August, and September for the previous academic year.  Program coordinators use these data for the annual Program Review and Improvement Reports. In these program assessments, faculty report on program outcomes aligned with the institution's purpose, assessment methods and criteria, assessment results, and use of results.

Aggregate data for the unit and each program are compiled annually, or as needed, by the Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation for analyses and reporting purposes and presented in the COEHP Facts and Figures Reference Data Publications. The publications are available publicly, online at http://coehp.columbusstate.edu/factbooks/index.php  [Cut and paste URL if link does not work.]

Information in the Facts and Figures Reference Data Publications are reviewed and discussed by faculty during the annual COEHP retreat held in late fall and considered in planning and decision making, at both the program and unit levels, during the following year.