The Role of Assessment in the EdD – The USC Approach. To Whom is the EdD Accountable?. What are the “ checks and balances? ” For the PhD degree, one of the major “ quality control ” mechanisms is the dissemination of work for eternal peer review
At USC, the mission of the School is “to strengthen urban education locally, nationally, and globally. We define urban education broadly, conceptualizing it as something that takes place within many contexts including pre-kindergarten through high school, in human services, higher education, and workplace settings. We seek to transform urban education by:
Our “new” program is now 10 years old – we are conducting an external evaluation (West Ed) with the following questions:
An adapted version of the Kirkpatrick Four Level Evaluation model – measures are organized by type of outcome:
Kirkpatrick, D. L., & Kirkpatrick, J. D. (2006). Evaluating training programs (3rd ed.).
San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.
Reactions(Ensures that students are motivated and interested in learning.)
Learning(Measures knowledge acquired, skills learned and improved, and/or attitudes changed)
Transfer/Implementation/Behavior(Measures learning transfer and the extent to which behavior changes as a result of learning)
Program Results (Measures the extent to which the program goal has been met or exceeded.)
The results of this external evaluation will be used by the Dean and the Governance Committee to create a long term strategy/structure/process for ongoing assessment