The College of Education (COE) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was facing a challenge of developing a shared goal for program improvement across the college’s teacher preparation programs. This poster summarizes the COE’s process of improvement, provides examples of professional dispositions comparison, critical action items, and identifies main insights gained through the assessment process. Within the framework of the principles of improvement science, we implemented a process of disciplined inquiry to examine the variances and outcomes between COE teacher preparation programs. We determined that the COE needed to better align candidate intake, assessment, and graduation processes across our five teacher education programs. We have now taken strategic steps to create a set of common assessments for use across all of our teacher licensure programs. by Jessica L. Miranda
Miranda, J. (2016, April). Utilizing common goals and assessments across programs for improvement. Poster session presented at the Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.