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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:

  • Developing an annual assessment cycle implementation plan;
  • Working directly with faculty to update indirect and direct learning assessment tools;
  • Facilitate data collection, aggregation analysis, and reporting back to faculty and staff.

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 Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment Data Collection Method and Distribution

Indirect Learning Assessment Reports

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. 

Direct Learning Assessment

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. 

EDUC 637 Common Rubric 

MALT 610 includes teaching credential students completing their master's degree. 

MALT 610 Common Rubric

Enrollment

University of Redlands: School of Education Enrollment

2016-2017

  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
  TOTAL     823    1055