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50045.2 Information Management and Evaluation

The program requires the study of research and data-based program evaluation, management and use of information systems, planning, and education improvement processes. The program uses a variety of performance assessments of students’ understanding and ability to apply that knowledge.

Where the Standard is Met in the Program:  ED 703 Research, Measurement, and Program Evaluation, ED 712 Social, Political, and Community Dimensions of Education, ED 735 Personnel, Supervision, and Staff Development, ED 742 Elementary School Curriculum, and ED 643 Secondary School Curriculum.

Student Performance: All candidates in the program are required to take ED 703, ED 712, and ED 735. Candidates seeking their credential as an Elementary School Principal are required to take ED 742 while candidates seeking their credential as a Secondary School Principal are required to take ED 643.  A major assignment in ED 735 is the preparation of a School Professional Growth Plan based on student performance data and a presentation to the school board.  This assignment was required for the first time in Fall 2010.  Student performance on this assignment is provided in the table below:

School Professional Growth Plan Student Performance Data

Candidates participating in the D21 Principal Performance Center are assessed on four scenarios (Leaderless Group, Presentation to the School Board, Parent Interaction Exercise and In-basket).  Student performance data on the D21 Skills of Judgment and Results Orientation are provided in the table below:

D21 Principal Performance Center Student Performance Table

Candidates prepare a portfolio and complete an Oral Examination as culminating events in the program. Student performance data on this standard are provided in the table below:

Oral Examination Student Performance Table

Department Response:  The School Professional Growth Plan assignment has been designated as a Critical Assignment.  This assignment will maintain its designation as a Critical Assignment on the course curriculum map and will be required of all candidates in the program. Information gathered from the Advisory Council Meeting and the Alumni Survey indicated a need to provide candidates with more opportunities to acquire data collection and evaluation knowledge and skills. ED 703 is a course where these skills could be taught but up until recently the course was taught by a faculty member in the Education Doctorate program with an emphasis on developing candidates’ ability to carry out academic research.  (See link to ED 703 Previous syllabus in the Evidence below.)  In response to the need for candidates to acquire more action research skills, it was determined that a faculty member from the Educational Leadership Program would take over the responsibility for teaching ED 703 and incorporate Action Research into the course curriculum. (See link to ED 703 Current syllabus in Evidence below). The Action Research Plan in ED 703 has been designated a Critical Assignment and will be required of all candidates for the first time during Fall Semester 2011.


Syllabus – ED 735

Assignment Instructions – School Professional Growth Plan

Candidate Work Sample  - Oral Presentation (Voice Board)

Candidate Work Sample - School Professional Growth Plan

Candidate Assessment Tool – Oral Presentation (Voice Board)

Syllabus –ED 703   (Previous)            ED 703    (Current)

Assignment Instructions – Action Research Plan

Candidate Assessment Tool -Action Research Plan

Syllabus – ED 712

Syllabus –  ED 742

Syllabus – ED 643




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