Institutional Assessment focuses explicitly on outcomes related to teaching and learning.
Assessment is an ongoing process that uses the results from measured outcomes to improve programs. The M.Ed. program at the GSE is actively engaged in an assessment process, in order to improve and provide the highest quality program to our candidates and ultimately, their students. Additionally, the Assessment process at the GSE aligns with the requirements of our accrediting agency, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).Assessment at the GSE includes Annual Assessment of Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) and Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs). Annual Assessment of ILOs and PLOs.
The PLOs are examined on a cyclical basis, so that each outcome is examined every other year. Each year the results are documented in an Annual Assessment Report for the M.Ed. program offered at the GSE. Program Assessment Plans can be found here.
ILOs are examined concurrently with PLOs: the results of the PLO assessments are synthesized in to an Annual Institutional Assessment.
Following the Annual Assessments of Program Learning Outcomes, the program completes a Program Review, which includes an analysis of data from previous annual assessments, a self-study, and an external evaluation.
The Institutional Review team includes the President, Dean, M.Ed. Program Director and other appointed faculty and staff members. This team works together to use the data to improve the programs and operations at the Institution. At the end of each cycle, assessment plans are made available for online viewing.
Aligning Assessment with Strategic Planning