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Summative Assessment

Summative Assessment | Formative Assessment

Summative assessment is a comprehensive examination of learning outcomes that occurs at the end of professional preparation. The summative assessment includes the number and percentage of graduate students who (a) pass the PRAXIS Examination, (b) complete the program, and (c) are employed within the field upon graduation.

Table 1. Praxis Pass Rates (ETS Data) from 2014-2017.

Period Number Taking Exams
Number Passing Exams
Pass Rate
2016-2017
19 19 100%
2015-2016 20 18 90%
2014-2015 17 17 100%
3 year average 97%

Table 2. Program Completion Rates for Graduate Students from 2014-2017.

Period Completed in Expected Time Frame
Completed Later Than Expected Number Not Completing % Completing
2016-2017 19 1 0 95%
2015-2016 19 0 1 95%
2014-2015 18 0 0 100%
3 year average 96.7%

Table 3. Employment Rates of Graduates Working in the Profession for 2014-2017.

Period Number of Graduates Percent of Graduates Working
2016-2017 19 100%
2015-2016 20 100%
2014-2015 17 100%
3 year average 100%

Table 4. Number of Graduates Working in Educational and Medical Settings for 2014-2017.

Period Educational Setting Healthcare Setting
Working (Setting Unknown) Not working in Profession
2016-2017 9 9 0 0
2015-2016 11 9 0 0
2014-2015 10 7 0 0


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