Supplement grant broadens educational assessment project

The Teacher Education Program Assessment project that involves all SUNY institutions with teacher education programs has added Empire State College thanks to a $21,600 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The SUNY-wide assessment project, directed by Suzanne Weber of SUNY Oswego and John Porter and Hubert Keen of SUNY System Administration, is also funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The new grant will enhance the program assessment system for Empire State’s new master of art in teaching degree. Empire State’s new teacher education program is designed especially to serve the interests of those who wish to change career directions and become teachers. Initiated this fall at several sites across the state, it uses the college’s strong online and mentor model of education.

The primary goals of the SUNY-wide project are to develop assessment instruments and data collection and analysis systems that permit the evaluation of programs through the performance of preservice candidates enrolled in the programs as well as graduates.

This supplemental grant increases the total support by the U.S. Department of Education for this collaborative project to $704,369, about 40 percent of the total $1.7 million dollar cost of the project.

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(Posted: Oct 20, 2004)