In Spring 2019, Rhonda Bishop, Clinical Instructor in Childhood Education and Family Studies, was awarded an Assessment Grant for her project titled Aligning Course Evaluation in ELE 302 Introduction to Elementary Education to the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES). Rhonda Bishop explains that “Aligning the evaluation tool in practicum experiences to the system being used by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will provide consistent language and expectations in course objectives and in the realistic evaluation of student performance. Another area of revision of the current evaluation tool will enhance is in providing a consistent tool for full time and per course faculty to use. In addition, the format of the evaluation tool will be revised to reflect the variety of practicum experiences that are now available to students.” This will improve the program by allowing practicum placements to be evaluated early in the semester which will allow corrections to be made before it is fully implemented.
The Office of Assessment congratulates Rhonda Bishop on her grant and recognizes her efforts to improve her students’ learning.