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Assessment

On-going program assessment is essential to deliver high quality teacher education programs.  Each of our programs have identified key assessment measures and student learning outcomes that align with the on-going program assessment required by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The UMD Department of Education also has a unit level assessment plan to ensure our program data is reviewed on a regular cycle and discussed on a regular basis with the program faculty, the Community Advisory Council on Teacher Education (CACTE), and the Administrative Council.

Assessment Plan:

Assessment alignment to PELSB Unit Level Standards:

Key Assessments:

PELSB requires the monitoring and assessing candidates' attainment of standards at a minimum of three identified checkpoints after admission throughout the professional education sequence (Sub. 6B).  Also, A unit collects, agregates, analyzes and uses aggregated data from its key assessments to evaluate program effectiveness and to make program improvement changes as part of the PERCA process (Sub 7A, 7B).


Key Assessment Faculty Expectations:

  • Establish Assessment Tool (rubric, etc) with Accreditation Director to add into Watermark Key Assessment library. This happens during the previous semester with Sean before it is going to be used. Ensure using common unit level rubrics for unit plan and lesson plan.

  • Ensure Assessment Tool (rubric, etc) is accurate each semester prior to use with Accreditation Director. Any, known, changes to the existing rubric need to be communicated to the Accreditation Director as soon as possible.

  • Deadline, each semester the Key Assessment scores need to entered  into Watermark by the instructor on or before two weeks after the end of the semester.

Unit Level Assessment Data (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)

Lesson Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

  • Unit Level Lesson Plan Data (starting 2018-2019 academic year)

Unit Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

  • Data Analysis (starting 2018-2019 academic year)

Student Teaching Evaluation Rubric (Unit Level Common)

This rubric is completed by the student, cooperating teacher and university supervisor at the mid-point and end of the student teaching experience.

Secondary Teacher Education Program Key Assessments: (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

Unit Plan

Unit Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

Student Teaching Evaluation 

Student Teaching Evaluation Rubric

Collaborative Exit Interview

(Art Education, Music Education, Public Health, Tch Comm Arts Lit, Tch Earth/Space Science, Tch Life Science, Tch Math, Tch Physical Sci (Physics/Chemistry), Teaching Social Studies, Tch World Lang & Culture (Spanish, French, German)

Collaborative Exit Interview Rubric

Professional Assessment & Dispositions for UMD 

Physical Education Majors Only

PETE 4125 Rubric

PETE 4225 Rubric

Integrated Elementary and Special Education:  (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)

Elementary Education

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

Unit Plan

Unit Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

Student Teaching Evaluation

Student Teaching Evaluation Rubric

Special Education:  Academic Behavioral Strategist
Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

Behavior Change/Management Project
Academic Intervention Plan
Individual Education Plan
Student Teaching Evaluation

Student Teaching Evaluation Rubric

Unified Early Childhood Studies (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)
Early Childhood
Observation Portfolio

Observation Portfolio Rubric

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

Unit Plan

Unit Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

Student Teaching Evaluation

Student Teaching Evaluation Rubric

Early Childhood Special Education
Mock IEP/IFSP

Mock IEP/IFSP Rubric

Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan Rubric (Unit Level Common)

Student Teaching Evaluation

Student Teaching Evaluation Rubric

edTPA  (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)

The edTPA is a teacher performance assessment that all teacher education graduates are required to complete in order to be eligible for licensure.  The MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board requires the edTPA to be submitted but there isn't a required cut score for the license applicant to be recommended for licensure.  Instead, the MN Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board has set cut scores that the higher education institution must work towards having their teacher candidates meet as part of the PERCA program renewal process.  The below cut scores have been established, all MN higher education institutions are expected to be at a 70% pass rate.

edTPA Passing scores for all programs except World Lang and Culture:
Task 1:  Planning [students must achieve a cut score of 13 or higher]
Task 2:  Instruction [students must achieve a cut score of a 13 or higher]
Task 3:  Assessment [students must achieve a cut score of a 12 or higher]

edTPA Passing scores for all programs except World Lang and Culture:
Task 1:  Planning [students must achieve a cut score of 10 or higher]
Task 2:  Instruction [students must achieve a cut score of a 13 or higher]
Task 3:  Assessment [students must achieve a cut score of a 9 or higher]
 
PELSB requirement is that ALL License programs must have an edTPA pass rate of 70%.

Data Analysis:

MTLE (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)

MN Teacher Licensure Exam pass rates for content and pedagogy exams aligned with each licensure area.

Data Analysis:

Dispositions (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)

Professional Dispositions Rubric (Common Unit Level)

Data Analysis (Restricted to Program Faculty)

Block Surveys (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)

Data Analysis (Restricted to Program Faculty)

Unit Level Additional Data Measures (Access Restricted to Program Faculty):

Data Analysis (Restricted to Program Faculty)

Data Analysis for On-Going Program Review (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)

Data Analysis (Restricted to Program Faculty)

UMD Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's)

Assessment of Student Learning

Each program at UMD is required to have a Program Assessment Liaison (PAL) who is responsible for reviewing data and compiling a report to be entered into the Compliance Assist Assessment Program that aligns with the student learning outcome data reporting cycle.  The Annual Program Assessment Report, completed in the Fall, includes program development recommendations for the program student learning outcome (SLO) assessed. The recommendations are based on the program faculty/staff interpretations of the assessment results.

Student Learning Outcomes crosswalk with Standards of Effective Practice (SEP's) and Review Schedule

SLO Reports (Access Restricted to Program Faculty)
PAL's Dept. of Education Discussion