Candidate competency at completion

(R3.3) Data provided should relate to measures the EPP is using to determine if candidates are meeting program expectations and ready to be recommended for licensure.

Measure Three (Initial and Advanced)

Data for the 2020-2021 academic year graduates on the Praxis Subject Assessments is reported below to represent the candidate quality at completion for the initial programs as well as the School Psychology and K12 Administration program.  100% of graduating students passed the appropriate Praxis test; the W&M average Praxis Score was above the median test score for all reported test takers.  The median test score data was taken from appropriate ETS publications on test scores.

Test

Program

N

W&M Average

Median Test Taker Score

Praxis Biology

Initial

8

174.38

163

Praxis Chemistry

Initial

*

*

161

Praxis Earth Science

Initial

5

166.60

165

Praxis English

Initial

9

190.78

179

Praxis Math

Initial

6

184.00

158

Praxis Physics

Initial

*

*

153

Praxis School Psych

Advanced – School Psychology

11

175.64

169

Praxis Social Studies

Initial

18

182.28

167

Praxis Elementary Reading

Initial

34

182.15

170

Praxis Elementary Math

Initial

36

188.28

173

Praxis Elementary Social Studies

Initial

34

181.65

166

Praxis Elementary Science

Initial

34

183.18

168

Praxis ESL

Initial

23

187.30

177

SLLA

Advanced – K12 Admin

11

179.90

171

Reading for Virginia Educators

 

39

185.56

176

*Too few students to report publicly. Data suppressed to protect student privacy.

Reading Specialist
Completion testing data for the Reading Specialist Program is currently being collected for display for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Reading Specialist program is in the process of redesign after a hiatus of a year, therefore test data was not available for a full cohort.  A full cohort of Reading Specialist candidates will complete their studies in the Summer of 2022.  For this cohort, we will present data for the 2021-2022 academic year.

School Counseling
The School Counseling program has designed an instrument to measure counseling competencies on exit from the program, the Counselor Education Comprehensive Exam.  This instrument was piloted during the 2021-2022 academic year.  The results from this pilot administration will be compiled and analyzed during the summer and fall of 2022.  This instrument will then be launched in the Spring of 2023.  Data from the pilot administration of this instrument will be provided for the next annual report in Spring of 2023.

The School Counseling program measured competencies of students during their internship; the final field experience before the student graduates.  This EPP-created assessment measures student competency in 17 general counseling areas and 15 specific school counseling areas.  On average, students performed at the proficient level for all rubric elements, with the exception of classroom management, for which the mean score was between performance associated with developing skills and proficient skills.  All counseling students performed particularly high in the areas of Listening Skills and Therapeutic Relationships, and school counseling students performed particularly well in the areas of Individual Counseling, Collaboration, and consultation.