M.S. in Educational Leadership

Assessment Plan

PLO’s

2013-2014

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

PLO 1-5

TierI Credential

(1) EDLD 6000 – The signature assignment is a series of written reflections, with examples of practice, based on the Mindscapes rubric.

(2) EDLD 6550 – The signature assignment is the completion of a professional portfolio based on the Mindscapes rubric, with several evidentiary artifacts for each standard.

(3) EDLD 6801 1st Quarter Field Experience

(4) EDLD 6803 2nd Quarter Field Experience 

(5) EDLD6803 3rd Quarter Field Experience

EDLD 6000 – The signature assignment is a series of written reflections, with examples of practice, based on the Mindscapes rubric.

(2) EDLD 6550 – The signature assignment is the completion of a professional portfolio based on the Mindscapes rubric, with several evidentiary artifacts for each standard.

(3) EDLD 6801 1st Quarter Field Experience

(4) EDLD 6803 2nd Quarter Field Experience 

(5) EDLD6803 3rd Quarter Field Experience

Exit Survey

5-Year Program Review

PLO 1-4

Masters Year 2

(1) EDLD 6908 – Part I of the signature assignment is the completion of an Equity Inquiry Project at a school site or district level.

(2) EDLD 6908 Part 2 of the signature assignment is a written reflection with examples based on their Equity Inquiry Project of their leadership growth and development (scored by a rubric)

EDLD 6720 Inquiry Focus is the project work involving data analysis and action research

1) EDLD 6908 – Part I of the signature assignment is the completion of an Equity Inquiry Project at a school site or district level.

(2) EDLD 6908 Part 2 of the signature assignment is a written reflection with examples based on their Equity Inquiry Project of their leadership growth and development (scored by a rubric)

5-Year Program Review

Closing the Loop

Narrative discussion of previous assessment results, analysis of those results, and any changes made as a result (e.g. curriculum changes, pedagogy changes, changes in PLO’s, course SLO’s, etc.

The same 4- point rubric is used for the EDLD 6000 mindscapes reflections and the EDLD 6550 portfolios: 1- Insufficient Evidence; 2- Some Evidence/Shares Beliefs and examples; 3- Sufficient Evidence; 4- Evidence and Application.

Two separate year-long assignments provide the basis for field work assessment: (a) The Fieldwork Activities Plan – with evidence of success in field activities based on the six California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and CTC Standards 10-15; and (b) The Leadership Project, a year-long effort that could include curriculum assessment, a plan to disaggregate data, or an intervention program.

The three program strands take a developmental and mastery approach with respect to outcomes. Thus, all student work must meet or exceed standards in order for the student to achieve a passing grade. Faculty considers the entire body of work at the student and (if appropriate) cohort level to assess progress toward mastery and to monitor and adjust instruction accordingly.

The department was using TaskStream to obtain data on student performance of signature assignments. The data has been used to monitor student achievement and program improvement. Moving to the use of Blackboard will allow faculty to better utilize assessment data to inform our teaching.

Exit survey responses were also collected and analyzed. This survey included one question about current position, six about self-reported level of preparation, and a space to provide any other comments.

In addition, meetings with local superintendents and annual meetings of the program’s advisory council provide considerable useful data from the school administrators who host and hire our candidates.

STATISTICAL DATA

 

1- Little Evidence

2- Some Evidence

3- Sufficient Evidence

4- Evidence & Application

 

Course    Standard                               2011-12 Mean                             2012-13 Mean

Fall

6000 Equity Achievement                             2.00                                     1.79

6000 Systematic Thinking                             2.00                                     1.63

6000 Organizational Capacity                      2.00                                     1.38

6000 Ethical Practice                                     2.00                                     1.75

6000 Engaging/Influencing                          2.00                                     1.54

Spring

6550 Mindscape 1                                          3.79                                     4.00

6550 Mindscape 2                                          3.79                                     4.00

6550 Mindscape 3                                          3.5                                       4.00

6550 Mindscape 4                                          3.79                                     4.00

6550 Mindscape 5                                          3.64                                     4.00

For Fieldwork I, II, and III the progress of all candidates is monitored each quarter by a university supervisor as well as a school district administrator. Candidates must complete the objectives outlined in the Fieldwork Activities as well as the individualized Leadership Project.

Given the demands of working and completing all required program requirements, not all candidates meet the fieldwork expectations within one year, but all candidates must meet the requirements prior to applying for the credential.

Exit Survey Results on scale of 1-4

4 Well prepared

3 Adequately prepared

2 Somewhat prepared

1 Not at all prepared

Question How well prepared are you to: Help teachers design and implement a program that allows all children, including English Learners and children with special needs, to succeed?

2011-2012                          2012-2013

3.40                                     3.11

 

Question How well prepared are you to: Create a school environment in which all individuals are treated with respect, dignity, trust, and fairness?

2011-2012                          2012-2013

3.74                                     3.53

 

Question How well prepared are you to: Work collaboratively with children, parents, staff, and teachers to achieve equitable learning outcomes and equitable environments?

2011-2012                          2012-2013

3.69                                     3.44

 

Question In regards to the professional knowledge and skills school administrators need to be successful, how well prepared are you?

2011-2012                          2012-2013

3.46                                     3.44

 

Question Think back to all of your experiences (so far) in the Administrative Services Tier I program. How would you rate the program?

2011-2012                          2012-2013

3.46                                     3.35

(1) Based on the positive responses from candidates and school districts, more district partnerships have been developed. In 2011-12 District Partnerships continued with Pleasanton, Oakland, New Haven, and Hayward unified school districts. During the 2012-2013 academic year a department team including the Department Chair and Tier 1 Coordinator met with Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and other district leaders representing 17 Bay Area school districts. There are currently 185 new students enrolled for the 2013-2014 academic year. The program has established partnerships with 20 school districts in 6 geographic areas.

(2) Based on the exit survey data, faculty will continue to build coursework and field experience requirements that prepare candidates to help teachers design and implement an instructional program that allows all students, including English Learners and students with special needs, to succeed.

(3) During the 2012-2013 academic year the Tier 1 Coordinator attended CTC meetings to provide input and receive updates on proposed changes in the credentialing requirements and expectations.  The PSLO’s represent a transition to the new CTC Standards, aligning the CAPEs, California Administrator Performance Expectations with the department Mindscapes.

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