Submitted Fall, 2003
(Objective 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,)
Student learning outcomes were measured with an oral assessment in the form of a mock interview. Topics addressed were public relations, school law, school facilities, business management, and administrative theory, the framework for understanding, predicting, and controlling performances in their school system. All faculty members used a prepared script based on a format from Ventures in Excellence, a research based company. As a team, the members of the department discussed and assessed the responses based on a data bank of compiled responses that are indicators of successful administrators.
The number of students assessed over the past five years is as follows: 1999-10 students; 2000-11 students; 2001-10 students; 2002-7 students; and 2003-10 students. All department members participated in the Mock Interview Assessment. Prior to 2003, the assessment was based on pass or fail. During the spring and summer of 2003, assessment items were keyed to specific objectives. Each student received an Overall Assessment of Basic, Capable or Proficient.
Ten students participated in the Mock Interview and the overall ratings ranged from l.94 to 3. Nine out of the 10 students ranked at the Capable or above level. The performance assessment allowed for immediate feedback to the candidate and faculty members as to whether the learning objectives were being met and if there was a need for program changes. Department members were in agreement that the Mock Interview measured the designated learning objectives.
Currently, all ten students are in administrative position. Seven are superintendents and three are principals. Data indicated that our current program is meeting the department goals and objectives.