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1f. Student Learning for Other School Professionals

1f.1. (Programs Not Nationally Reviewed) What data from key assessments indicate that candidates can create positive environments for student learning, including building on the developmental levels of students; the diversity of students, families, and communities; and the policy contexts within which they work?

School Counseling

The Site Supervisor Evaluation and the Portfolio Review are the two primary key assessments used to demonstrate that school counseling candidates can create positive environments for student learning. Table1f.1 summarizes data from the Site Supervisor Evaluation, which is administered during the practica experiences. Candidates are rated on a scale of 1-5, where 1 indicates “far below expectations,” 3 indicates “acceptable,” and 5 indicates “far above expectations.”  These data indicate that candidates are able to create positive environments for student learning that are rated by their school-based supervisors (mentors) as either acceptable or above expectations, on average.

Table 1f.1 School Counseling: Performance on Creating Positive Environments for Student Learning


Assessment Area

Example Indicators

Average Candidate Score on Indicator

2006 – 2007
N=13

2007 – 2008
N=9

2008 – 2009
N=11

Positive Environment

Creates a positive therapeutic environment for all clients

4

4.5

4.8

Developmental level

Applies practical knowledge that is developmentally appropriate to individuals and groups

4.6

4.3

4.2

Diversity

Demonstrates an ability to establish rapport with a variety of clients

4.5

4.1

4.8

Policy Contexts

Responsive to norms for professional practice at the site; Reports are administratively or clinically useful; Reliably and accurately keeps records

4.4

4.4

4.8

For the Portfolio Review key assessment, candidates submit portfolios during the practica courses in which they must demonstrate competency in each of the six program outcomes or standards. The portfolios are assessed by program faculty and candidates are rated as having met or not met each standard. One program outcome or standard, “create positive therapeutic environments for all clients,” specifically relates to creating positive environments for student learning. All 33 school counseling graduates who submitted portfolios in 2006–2009 met this standard by providing artifacts that demonstrated competency in this particular area.

Special Education Administration

No candidates were enrolled in the internship in AY09; for future interns, data from key assessments 4 and 5 will be used to demonstrate candidates can create positive environments for student learning. The SPA-like report provides more detailed information about the assessments.

1f.2. What do follow-up studies of graduates and employers indicate about graduates' ability to create positive environments for student learning? If survey data have not already been reported, what was the response rate?

Follow-up studies on COE graduates from programs that prepare other school professionals indicate they are able to create positive environments for student learning. Data are summarized by program under Summarized Survey Reports (Std1f.Exh12).

Survey results show the percentage of alumni who agree their programs prepared them to create positive environments for student learning:

  • Counseling – 85% (average of multiple indicators)
  • Educational Leadership – 95% (average of multiple indicators)

No program for other school professionals received enough employer responses to report discipline-specific, disaggregated data.

Survey results show the percentage of graduating candidates who agree they are prepared to create positive environments for student learning:

  • Counseling – 100% (average of multiple indicators)
  • Educational Leadership – 96% (average of multiple indicators)

No survey data are available for Special Education Administration because no candidates have graduated to date.