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Unit Assessment System

Initial Programs Assessments



Admissions Portfolio
(Initial Assessment)

  1. Completion of 24 semester hours:
    • This includes transfer credits – contact Admissions Office if you believe transfer credit has not been awarded
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75:
    • Your admission cannot be approved without the appropriate Cumulative GPA from courses taken at RIC
  3. Completion of college math requirement:
    • Meeting the RIC mathematics requirement also satisfies the FSEHD mathematics requirement. Applicants can fulfill this requirement in a number of ways:
      • Earn a grade of S in MATH 010
      • Mathematics test scores: earn a 480 or better on the SAT or a 20 or better on the ACT
      • Math assessment exam (Accuplacer – go to the Mathematics Learning Center in Craig Lee 154). Visit OASIS to learn more.
      • Students who receive transfer credit for a course(s) deemed equivalent to Mathematics 010 or 177 or higher will have met the College Mathematics Competency.
  4. Completion of the FSEHD writing requirement:
    • Meeting the FSEHD writing requirement also satisfies the RIC Writing Requirement. Applicants can fulfill this requirement in a number of ways:
      • Earn a grade of B or better in FYW 100 (WRTG 100) or an equivalent/transfer (as determined by RIC Admissions) course
      • Earn a score of 59 or better on the College Composition College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Test
      • Earn a score of 4 or 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) Test for English Language and Composition
  5. Completion of the FSEHD basic skills test requirement
  6. Completion of FNED 346 with a grade of B – or better
  7. Submission of the FNED 346 Faculty Reference Form, instructors submit through PeopleSoft.
  8. Submission of FNED Service Learning Supervisor Form; supervisors submit through Survey Gizmo or via this PDF form.
  9. Contact the appropriate FSEHD Department for additional admissions requirements.

Preparing to Teach Portfolio
(Formative Assessment)

  1. GPA of 2.75 (Contact the appropriate FSEHD Department for additional program specific GPA requirements)
  2. Test Scores as required by the FSEHD and the appropriate department
  3. Adobe PDF Observation and Progress Report for use in practicum experience
  4. Adobe PDF Teacher Candidate Mini Work Sample for use in practicum experience
  5. Community Service – to be completed with Student Teaching Application Documentation.
  6. Additional requirements vary by department

Student Teaching
(Summative Assessment)

  1. Adobe PDF Six Observation and Progress Reports (OPR); three by cooperating teacher, and three by College Supervisor. Enter data through Chalk and Wire.
  2. Chalk and Wire only to enter data.
  3. Teacher Candidate Exit SurveyEnter Data
  4. Diverse Field Experiences Survey
  5. Additional program-specific requirements

Continuous Follow-up

  1. First year graduates survey
  2. Third year graduates survey
  3. Employers survey

Advanced Programs Assessments


Program Admission

  1. Grade Point Average
  2. Official standardized test scores (Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test or other - consult specific program for requirment)
  3. Professional Goals Essay
  4. Performance-based Evaluation
  5. Three Candidate Reference Forms

Formative Transition Point

  1. Program identified assessment(s) tied to standards/Advanced Competencies

Summative Transition Point

  1. Exit GPA of 3.0 or higher and comprehensive assessment
  2. Professional Impact Project. Enter Data
  3. Reflection of candidate achievement (Self or Faculty).Enter Data

Continuous Follow-up

  1. Professional Licensure/Certification Exam Results (as applicable)
  2. Surveys of Graduates (biennial) & Employers (triennial)​​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: September 12, 2017