Formative assessment involves evaluating the developing knowledge and skills of an individual throughout the student's program of graduate study. The faculty developed the Team-Managed Assessment of Knowledge and Skills in Speech-Language Pathology (T-MAKS SLP) as its formative assessment tool, which was implemented in 2004. The term "team" was selected purposefully to imply that both students and faculty are working collaboratively to ensure that the learning outcomes are met.
The T-MAKS is monitored using the Student Assessment Management System (SAMS) . SAMS is a web-based system that allows both faculty members and students to monitor progress on the student learning outcomes. Characteristics of the T-MAKS for the Department of Communication Disorders includes:
Formative assessments are completed throughout each semester of the graduate student's academic and clinical preparation. The following are examples of assessments for 2005 through 2009 on the neurological sequence for graduate students.
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