The CAATE has compiled frequently asked questions for students, professionals and post-professionals. Find answers to your questions below.
POST-PROFESSIONAL FAQS - Post Professional Standards
Standard 12 & 14 (2014 PP Degree Standards) : These two appear to ask for essentially the same information. What is different about the information you are requesting?
Standard 12 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is referring to the need for the existence of a comprehensive assessment plan, while Standard 14 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is referring to the need for the existence of comprehensive assessment measures and also asks the program to relate the measures back to the plan as well as the Program’s mission, goals, and objectives.
Standard 17 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is asking the Program Director to explain and submit documentation demonstrating how this is done. It may be in the form of Course evaluations, but it may also be exit interview data (depending on questions), or other unique metrics that you may have incorporated within your program.
Standard 17 (2014 PP Degree Standards): Provide data from student assessment tools that clearly demonstrate the achievement of student learning. Required upload (multiple uploads) Are you looking for grades on exams in different classes?
Standard 17 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is asking the Program Director to explain and submit documentation demonstrating how this is done. This might be in the form of course evaluations, capstone experience evaluations, Practical examinations, Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE), student portfolio developments, or other unique metrics that the program utilizes.
Standard 18 (2014 PP Degree Standards): Analyzes what Outcome data? What is meant by “each program” and what kind of uploads are you looking for?
Standard 18 (2014 PP Degree Standards) is referring to the program learning outcomes and the student learning outcomes. The Program would have identified how they would measure a program outcome or a student learning outcome within their comprehensive plan, and this question is asking the program to explain how those measures were analyzed in relationship to the completion of those objectives. The upload(s) could be in the form of summary or data sheets demonstrating this.