Methods of Assessment  

Welcome to our Methods of Assessment page.  By selecting any link below, you will find specific descriptions of all of our data sources used within the Inquiry Brief.

Claim # 1: NMU teacher education candidates demonstrate proficiency of the Entry-Level Standards for Michigan Teachers (ELSMT)

     Student Teaching Evaluation

     Application Forms

Claim # 2: NMU teacher education candidates integrate technology into their teaching and learning.

     Student Teaching Evaluation Indicators

     ED 483: Educational Media and Technology Grades

     Samples of Faculty and Student Use

Claim # 3: NMU teacher education candidates are proficient in the liberal arts and subject-matter knowledge.

     Student Teaching Evaluation Indicators

     Monitoring Grades in Liberal Studies and in Major/Minor Coursework

     Michigan Test for Teacher Competence (MTTC)

Claim # 4: NMU teacher education candidates demonstrate proficiency in pedagogy to promote student learning in diverse field experiences.

     Student Teaching Evaluation Indicators

     Grades in Professional Education Coursework

     Field Experience Evaluations

     Diverse Field Experience Opportunities

Claim # 5: NMU teacher education candidates demonstrate caring and are committed to being professional educators.

     Student Teaching Evaluation Indicators

     Statement of Concern Forms

     Dismissal Data

    Extra Opportunities for Student Involvement

Program-wide Surveys and Evaluations

NOTE:  The four links below describe different surveys or evaluations for our teacher education program.  These surveys / evaluations transcend any one claim and are meant to be reflective of the program as a whole.  In the results and discussion, you will find descriptive results of surveys / evaluations and discussion of how faculty analyzed used such results.

     MDE Teacher Preparation Performance Candidate Survey

     MDE Teacher Preparation Performance Supervisor Survey

     NMU Alumni Survey

     MDE Teacher Preparation Institution Performance Scores