The School of Education officially began implementing an updated school-wide assessment system in July of 2015. Dean Wall vetted the system through the School of Education Faculty Assembly, Curriculum Committee and the University Educational Assessment Committee. Now in full implementation, the system includes the gathering of data related to (1) overall school performance, (2) indirect measures of student experience, (3) indirect measures of student learning, and (4) direct measures of student learning.
The assessment system is coordinated by the project specialist in the Dean's Office and reports directly to Dean Wall. The project specialist provides support as it related to:
Twice a year the staff, faculty, administrators, and enrollment personnel in the School hold retreats to discuss overall School assessment trends. Small groups of staff and faculty by program examine program/area specific data, which was collected over the past six months. The retreat allows a unique opportunity for all of the School to work together to close the loop by examining assessment and planning necessary changes.
Below are grids that document aspects of our assessment cycles, activities, and distribution. Click on the pictures to open a PDF version of each grid.
Annual Assessment Cycle
Direct and Indirect Assessment Activities
Assessment Data Collection Method and Distribution
Below are links to selected data points from overall School assessment from the 2016-17 academic year. Complete survey reports (aggregate data only) are located on the Institutional Research SharePoint.
Student Satisfaction Survey - This survey is sent by email to all current students during Spring Semester of each year.
Alumni Survey - This survey is sent by email during Spring Semester to alumni one and three years after graduation.
End of Program Survey - This survey is sent by email to students exiting their programs. It includes a common set of questions across programs, which are included in the link.
There are direct learning assessments in every program. Below you will find two examples of courses that cross programs. Each section of these classes contain a common rubric by which we measure students performance.
EDUC 637 includes students in the following master's degree programs: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration, School Counseling, and Higher Education.
MALT 610 includes teaching credential students completing their master's degree.
University of Redlands: School of Education Enrollment
|Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Credential only - Multiple Subject Teaching||20||19|
|Credential only - Single Subject Teaching||24||39|
|Credential only - Education Specialist||26||6|
|MA Educational Administration||41||42|
|MA Higher Education||35||32|
|MA Curriculum & Instruction||37||27|
|MA School Counseling||151||167|
|MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling||28||33|
|MA Learning & Teaching||400||606|
|Credential only - Administrative Services||0||12|
|EDD - Leadership for Educational Justice||61||72|