The Use of a Personal Response System in Classroom Assessment
New accreditation standards require graduate programs in speech-language pathology to conduct formative and summative assessment of graduate students' knowledge-based and skill-based competencies. Frequent feedback is required and, when students encounter difficulty, remediation is required as well. We designed such a program that provides each student with password-protected access via internet to personal performance data for all competencies. The program has met the final accreditation requirement to demonstrate the reliability of the assessment instruments.
- Participants will be able to describe a process for the development of learning outcomes in a specialized degree, credential, or certificate program.
- Participants will be able to describe the essential components of a comprehensive formative and summative assessment program for a specialized degree, credential, or certificate program, including a model for providing students with convenient access to their own outcome data.
- Participants will develop several specific learning outcomes for their program for review by other participants.
- Participants will develop a model for the formative and summative assessment of learning outcomes within their own programs.
- Participants will describe at least one specific assessment procedure corresponding to one of the learning outcomes for review and feedback by other participants.
Kurt Kitselman is a Professor of Communication Disorders at California State University, Fullerton. His area of teaching and research expertise is in disorders of swallowing. Dr. Kitselman is currently Chair of the Department of CSUF Human Communication Studies. He has been involved with accreditation issues for more than 20 years.
Edith Li is a Professor of Communication Disorders at California State University, Fullerton. Her area of teaching and research expertise is in neurogenic disorders of communication. Dr. Li is currently the Coordinator of the CSUF Communicative Disorders Program. She is responsible for maintaining the programís accreditation with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.