The purpose of the Assessment System of the Professional Education Programs at Northern Arizona University is to collect, compile, analyze and maintain information in order to manage and improve candidate, unit, and program performance. Our assessment system is founded on the mission and goals of our Conceptual Framework, Arizona state standards for school professionals, and Specialized Professional Association standards. These together provide common unit outcomes that are assessed through candidate key assessments, surveys and Institutional data. The assessment system helps to ensure that candidates are ready to transition through stages of their program, and that our program completers have the professional knowledge, skills and dispositions outlined in our Conceptual Framework as well as in applicable State and Specialized Professional Association standards.
View the Professional Education Programs' Assessment System Handbook.