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Assessment and Accreditation

Candidate Assessment Resources

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Assessment and Accreditation

Address:
725 S. Church Street
Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383


Mary Tygh
Assessment Specialist
428 Anderson Hall
610-738-0482
MTygh@wcupa.edu


Leigh Robinson
Data Specialist
430 Anderson Hall
610-436-2920
LRobinson2@wcupa.edu


Noni Kline
Assessment Software Administrator
429 Anderson Hall
610-738-0518
NKline@wcupa.edu


Dana Baglivo
Assessment Data Support Specialist
427 Anderson Hall
610-436-2451
DBaglivo@wcupa.edu


Leslie McGowan
Project Coordinator (Social Work)
433 Anderson Hall
610-436-3366
LMcGowan@wcupa.edu

CANDIDATE ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

DANIELSON FRAMEWORK

Danielson's Framework for Teaching identified aspects of a teacher's responsibilities that are proven through empirical studies as promoting improvement in P-12 student learning. The framework divides the complex activity of teaching into 22 components across four domains of teaching responsibility:

  1. Planning and Preparation
  2. Classroom Environment
  3. Instruction
  4. Professional Responsibilities

The College of Education and Social Work’s Educator Preparation Programs have adopted the framework to provide support and feedback to candidates in preparation for the demands of teaching. This framework provides evidence of our candidates’ preparation to enter the teaching profession.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) are a semester- or year-long intensive learning plan that includes a variety of informal and formal assessments to support target learning objectives. Candidates will implement a modified version of the SLO process during their student teaching experience with the goal of understanding the process and the importance of having a systematic approach to SLOs.

Please utilize the Student Learning Objective User Guide to learn more about the SLO process or download a specific appendix below.

 

UNIT/LESSON PLAN

The unit/lesson plan can be completed in conjunction with or independent of the SLO. In both cases, the majority of the format is the same; however, the non-SLO lesson plan contains additional components. Programs and faculty may require inclusion of additional components specific to their discipline in either template. The Danielson Framework is used to evaluate the unit/lesson plan and any additional relevant activities.

Please utilize the Unit/Lesson Plan Template User Guide to learn more about the unit/lesson plan components or download a specific appendix below.

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