Submitted Fall, 2005
Comprehensive Exams: All students are required to successfully complete comprehensive exams during the final semester of their program. The comprehensive exam is based on the learning objectives. Multiple evaluators assess the student using the Comprehensive Exam Assessment Form.
Assessment – Comprehensive Exams:
Total = 31
||n = 14
||x = 4.21
||(1 - 5 scale, 5 = exemplary)
||n = 29
||x = 3.91
||(1 - 5 scale, 3- 5 = pass)
||n = 17
||x = 4.01
||(1 - 5 scale, 5 = exceptional)
|Range = 3.2 - 4.9
Interpretation and Recommendations:
The School Counseling rating fell between “adequate” and “more than adequate.” The Community Counseling rating fell between “adequate” and “more than adequate.” The School Psychology rating fell between “adequate” and “exceptional.” Note: While all students passed, two students were rated near “adequate,” i.e., minimal mastery.
The results indicate that students are successfully completing comprehensive examinations and the “standardized” assessment rubric is useful in this evaluation process. The rubric has been refined to more accurately reflect response quality, and School and Community Counseling rubrics are identical. There is on-going support from the Department to continue to use this item.