Assessment and Data Management

SoE Continuous Improvement

The School of Education is committed to high-standards and using evidence-based measures of performance to support candidate learning and continuously improve its programs. While the School’s Assessment System organizes these activities, the Conceptual Framework ensures the focus of all work is learner-centered and includes Jesuit ideals and Ignatian Pedagogy.  The Assessment Handbook outlines how the School collects and uses data to make decisions. Members of the School and greater stakeholder community are welcomed and encouraged to look through the contents of this site to see how we are all working together to build Competent, Conscientious, and Compassionate teachers, counselors, administrators, and other education professionals.


SoE Assessment System

Assessment Committee:

The Assessment Committee’s mission is to promote an assessment culture characterized by evidence-based decisions, with the intended purpose of providing a more challenging, learner-centered academic community that advances knowledge and improves vitality in all aspects of the Loyola University School of Education.

 Qi Shi

Qi Shi, Ph.D., Chairperson

 Heather Moore  Heather Moore, ex-officio
 Leah Saal  Leah Katherine Saal, Ph.D.
 Stacy Williams  Stacy Williams 


Unit Level Data:

Program Information

  • Enrollment and Graduation

     School of Education Enrollment and Graduation Data
  • Enrolled Student Characteristics (Fall 2017) 

School of Education: Enrolled Student Characteristics

Annual Surveys

  • Exit Survey – administered to candidates in their last semester of study

    •  2016-17
      • All Candidates (n=206) (2016-17 All SoE Exit Survey Results)
      • Initial Certification Candidates (n=67) (2016-17 Initial Certification Exit Survey Results)
      • Advanced Program Candidates (n=139) (2016-17 Advanced Programs Exit Survey Results)
    • 2015-16
  • Alumni Survey – administered to graduates three times post-graduation

  • Employer Survey –

    Coming soon!  The School is working with IHE’s across the state to implement a survey that collects meaningful data.

    Licensure Data

Annual report to the Maryland State Department of Education prepared by all Maryland teacher preparation programs.

  • Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) –

An evaluation of program completers that assesses competence of foundational counseling-related knowledge.

  • National Counselor Examination (NCE) –

    An examination required for licensure in the state of Maryland which is designed to assess knowledge, skills, and abilities determined to be important for providing effective counseling services

LiveText Support:

LiveText by Watermark is the cloud based data management system used by the School of Education to manage candidate assessment data.

Candidates in all initial certification programs (elementary and secondary education) are required to use the LiveText Field Experience Module; students in the Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership, Educational Technology, Literacy, and School Counseling programs are required to use the LiveText Standard Edition as they move through their program.