Submitted Fall, 2005
See General Studies Assessment
Goal 1 is assessed using a five-year alumni survey. This survey was conducted in 2002 and will be completed again in 2007.
Goal 2 is assessed utilizing questions 4, 5, and 6 from the student intern evaluation. Thirty-one student interns were evaluated during Fall 2004 and Spring 2005. The range of scores on question 4 addressing the student acting in a professional manner was 5-10 with a mean score of 8.9. Two of the 31 students were scored below seven. Overall, 29 of 31 students, (94.5%), scored 7 or above.
Thirty of 31 students received a rating on question 5 regarding executing work duties efficiently. All 30 of the students rated (100%) received a score of 7 or above. The mean score on this question was 8.7.
All 31 students were rated on question 6 regarding adapting to rules and procedures of the agency. The range of scores on this question was 5-10 with a mean score of 9.1. Two students scored below seven while 93.5% or 29 of 31 students scored a seven or above.
Goal 3 is assessed using question 8 from the student intern evaluation. This question addresses the student’s ability to relate to clients. Four of the 31 students were not rated on this question and one student scored below seven. Of the 27 students who were scored, 26 or 96.3% scored at 7 or above. The range of scores was 6-10 with a mean score of 8.26.
Goal 4 is assessed utilizing questions 11 and 13 on the student intern evaluation. Question 11 addresses the quality of the student’s written work and question 13 addresses the student’s ability for self-reliance and use of initiative. On question 11 four students did not receive scores. Twenty-six of the 27 students scored (96.3%) received a rating of seven or above. The range of scores on this question was 6-10 with a mean score of 8.0. One student did not receive a score on question 13. Thirty students were rated on this question and all of them (100%) received a rating of seven or above. The mean score on this question was 9.2.
Goal 5 is assessed using the five-year alumni survey, question 12 from the student intern evaluation and a mandatory test given to senior level students. Thirty of 31 students received a rating of 7 or above on question 12 of the student intern evaluation assessing the student’s skill in integrating education knowledge with practical application. One student was not scored on this question so 100% of the students met the assessment criteria. The range of scores on this question was 7-10 with a mean score of 8.6.
Thirty-three students completed the mandatory test given to senior level students. The range of scores on this test was 30.0% - 78.0%. Six students (18.18%) scored 70.0% or above. The mean score was 58.1% with a standard deviation of 11.2. The five-year alumni survey is not included in this assessment and will be conducted again in 2007.
The assessment criteria for those goals utilizing the student intern evaluation are that 80% of student interns will score seven or better on a 10 point Likert scale. One hundred percent of those students rated on questions 5, 12 and 13 received a score of seven or better. Ninety-six percent (96.3%) received a score of seven or better on questions 8 and 11 while 93.5% of the students rated on questions 4 and 6 received a score of seven or better. The performance criteria set out by the Criminal Justice Department assessment plan was achieved and exceeded for assessment goals 2, 3 and 4.
Goal 5 is assessed using a mandatory test in addition to question 12 on the student intern evaluation. All of the students (100%) achieved and exceeded the criteria of 80% achieving a score of seven or better on this question. The assessment criteria for the mandatory test, is that students will pass the test with a score of 70%. Only six students (18.18%) of the 33 students who completed the mandatory test scored at 70.0% or above. This is an area of concern for the Criminal Justice Department and will be addressed.