Graduate Program Data Analysis Report Program Name: Special Education – Masters Option II Date: 4-29-13 Contact Person: Dr. Juanita Kasper Directions: 1. Review the program assessment data located in D2L. 2. List the 6 to 8 assessments for each program in the box provided for Program Assessments. Examine the data collection for each program. Be sure to review both the fall and spring data collection. Answer the following questions for each program assessment placing the information in the appropriate column: o What does the data indicate for your program? o What areas of concern if any do you have regarding this assessment? o What recommendations do have regarding any revisions for this assessment? o What program changes if any does this data suggest? 3. Save the template as a Word document and submit it to the NCATE Assessment Committee via a D2L dropbox provided in the Accreditation-NCATE link by_____. Graduate Unit Data Goal Leadershi p& SLO Program Assessmen t History of special education, current legal and ethical standards, SPED 610 – Summer and Fall 2012 Analysis of data revealed that the majority Best of the students scored Target or Practice Data Analysis Recommendations Provide additional Emphasis on methods of program evaluation as a key component within the course. Policy Program Develop ment & Organizat ion and emerging issues; promote high professional selfexpectations and help others understand the needs of individuals with exceptional learning needs. They advocate for educational policy based on solid evidence-based knowledge; they advocate for appropriate resources; knowledge of the needs of different groups in a pluralistic society; respect for all individuals and ethical practice. They help to create positive and productive work environments. Project knowledge of cognitive science, learning theory, and instructional technologies; advocate for a continuum of program options and SPED 765 – Course is offered in Summer RTI Project Acceptable in the Literature review. The Summer students scored higher on the development of a new transition program with 66% scoring Target and Acceptable but 33% scored Developing. The Fall course dropped to 50% scoring Target and Acceptable with 50% scoring Developing. However the Fall section scored higher on the evaluation of their program. One area of concern is in the area of Professional writing skills with 50% scoring developing and unacceptable. only. Data in Summer 2012 was submitted but not assessed on Livetext. Include a unit within SPED610 on Professional writing skills. This is one of the first courses in the Option Two Program. In the first faculty meeting of the semester, ask for Livetext support to discuss assessment of products. Possibly begin the review of data in the Fall semester so that there will be two cycles of data services; help design and deliver, as appropriate to their role, ongoing resultsoriented professional development ; the effects of cultural, social, and economic diversity and variations of individual development; continuously broaden and deepen their professional knowledge, and expand their expertise with instructional technologies, curriculum standards, effective teaching strategies, and assistive technologies to support access to learning.; coordinate educational standards to the needs of individuals with exceptional learning needs. Research & Inquiry know models, theories, philosophies, and research methods that form the basis for to assess. APSY 789 – Data available for Fall 2012 only. The data collection for this Research II course began in Fall 2012. The majority of students 87-96% Recommendations are difficult due to one semester of data. Reinforce data analysis within the course. evidence-based practices; information sources, data collection, and data analysis strategies; research methodologies in relation to practices presented in the literature. They use educational research to improve instructional techniques, intervention strategies, and curricular materials. They foster an environment supportive of continuous instructional improvement, and engage in the design and implementation of action research; literature to resolve issues of professional practice, and help others to understand various evidence-based practices. Student & knowledge of systems and theories of scored target on the research and methodology sections of their report. This dropped to between 65-69% in the results and discussion portion. No students scored unacceptable. Mechanics of writing, including spelling, grammar (52% Target) and APA style (39% Target), are a challenge. SPED 695- Assignments were submitted in Fall 2012 under the SPED695 Include a unit within SPED610 on Professional writing skills. Make sure that all Livetext rubrics are clearly marked Option One and Option Two for Program Evaluatio n educational assessment and evaluation; evidence based practices in assessment; design and implement research activities; to assess progress toward the organizational vision, mission, and goals; nonbiased assessment procedures are used in the selection of assessment instruments, methods, and procedures for both programs and individuals; apply their knowledge and skill to all stages and purposes of evaluation Grad Project Professio nal Develop ment & Ethical Practice create supportive environments that safeguard the legal rights of students and their families. They model and promote ethical and professional practice; professional development; participating in SPED 628 – This rubric was not submitted to Action Research Livetext SPED695. Collaborate with new faculty in the fall to ensure that all rubrics are in Livetext. professional development. Collabora tion understanding of the centrality and importance of consultation and collaboration to the roles within special education; integrate services for individuals with exceptional learning needs; apply their skill to promote understanding, resolve conflicts, and build consensus among both internal and external stakeholders; use collaboration and consultation to enhance opportunities for individuals with exceptional learning SPED 760 This rubric was not submitted to Livetext Collaborate with new faculty in the fall to ensure that all rubrics are in Livetext. KSD at the beginning and end of The data for the KSD showed that students scored Target on the majority of items in the scale. The KSD was submitted Include the KSD as a requirement for the first course in the program SPED710 and SPED610 so that students will complete this at the beginning of their program. needs. their program Grades for SPED610, 628, 760, 765 one time only for all student rather than beginning and end of the program so that scores could be compared. After reviewing data on the No recommendation grades, it was found that the majority of the students met the minimum 3.0 required of the graduate program. With a range between 76-100% of the students who took the courses earning at least a 3.0 for each of the 4 courses.