What is Assessment?
Assessment is an ongoing process to provide information about student achievement, performance and program effectiveness. The primary purpose of academic assessment is to improve student learning and development. The assessment of student learning offers us an excellent opportunity for gathering, interpreting, and using student learning offers us an excellent opportunity for gathering, interpreting, and using information that will result in educational improvement. Assessment is also necessary to make sound decisions about students and programs, and is required by accrediting bodies. Assessment and instruction are closely linked; therefore, assessment methods must closely target instructional objectives in order for students to showcase their achievements.
CACREP requires an annual report to inform prospective students and the public about our program. Counselor education programs accredited by CACREP have been asked to include the following vital statistics data:
2013 CSU Program Data
| ||Clinical Mental Health||School Counseling|
|Number of students currently enrolled||81||20|
|Number of program graduates from the past year||18||5|
|Completion or graduation rate||97%||97%|
|NCE certification examination pass rate (average from 2011 to 2013)||65%||65%|
|Job placement rate||85%||85%|
CSU Counseling Program Demographic Characteristics
| ||Students (n=114)||Full-time Faculty (N=6)|
The assessment process is ongoing and flows from the mission of Chicago State University, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Psychology and the Counseling Graduate Program.
See links below to download prior institutional assessment reports.
Assessment Report Graduate Program Level Counseling Spring 2009
Assessment Report Graduate Program Level Counseling Spring 2010
Assessment Report Graduate Program Counseling Spring 2011 with trend data for Clinical Mental Health
Assessment Report Graduate Program Counseling Spring 2011 with trend data for School Counselling
Assessment Highlight School Counseling
Assessment Report Graduate Program Level - Clinical Mental Counseling Psychology Sp 2012 w trend data
Brief Report Explaining Assessment and Result for the School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs
Counseling Graduate Program Curriculum Map and Revision of Student Learner Outcome
Counseling Graduate Program Curriculum Map
Trend data 09 to 12 Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Psychology Graduate
Trend data 09 to 12 School Counseling Graduate Program Psychology
New Student Learner Outcomes