Advanced Program Assessments

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Overview

Brockport assesses the competencies of candidates in advanced-level education programs in a number of ways; the assessments of candidate competency at completion varies by program. Advanced-level programs primarily use clinical experience evaluations completed by a site supervisor, a New York State certification exam, grade point averages, or course-based assessments, such as a thesis project or action-research project, to assess candidate competencies.

Results

Overall, the results from advanced programs’ assessments of candidates at program completion show that candidates are prepared for their field.

Candidates in the Adolescence Science (MSEd) program are assessed via course-based action research project. The project is aligned to CAEP standards, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) science standards. 100% of candidates in 2020-2021 met or exceeded expectations for their project.

Students in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MSEd or Adv Cert) program are assessed in a number of ways, including a New York State content specialty test (CST). 100% of program completers that have reported their scores from 2018 to 2021 passed the CST.

Students in the Literacy Education B-12 (MSEd) program are assessed in a number of ways, including a New York State content specialty test (CST). 95% of program completers that have reported their scores from 2018 to 2021 passed the CST.
Students in the School District Business Leader (MSEd and CAS) program are assessed in a number of ways, including a New York State content specialty test (CST). 100% of program completers that have reported their scores from 2018 to 2021 passed the CST.

Students in the Bilingual Education (MSEd) program are assessed using multiple course-based assessments to ensure they meet CAEP and discipline-specific standards. Students’ coursework are rated on a three-level scale: developing, proficient, and exemplary. During the 2020-2021 academic year, students were rated “proficient” or “exemplary” 92% of the time on CAEP and discipline-specific standards. The area in which candidates had the most opportunity to improve regarded their use of assessments, particularly the assurance of validity and reliability in assessments. Candidates’ areas of strengths included their knowledge of second language acquisition theory, collaboration, reflection, and understanding learners’ needs.

Students in the School Building & District Leader (CAS) program are assessed at the end of their internship experience by their site supervisor using a three-level scale: unacceptable, acceptable, and target. Site supervisors rate candidate performance based on the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards. In 2020-2021, 100% of candidates were reached “acceptable” or “target” levels of performance on all ELCC standards.

Some programs’ assessments have been recently revised, and have limited data available. A summary of the assessments from Adolescence English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Physical Education, and School Health Education will be posted in summer 2022.

Last Updated 7/21/22