Phase 1-3 Instruction and Evaluation Reform Process
• The College of Education will graduate the
measurably best educators.
• We have identified a trademark outcome for
each graduate program that represents a
decisive skill to set our graduates apart from
others in the field.
Texas Tech University wants to produce
The selection of the trademark outcome (TO) was based on 3 factors:
Key findings identified by employers
Critical standards and objectives
recognized by professional organizations
Valuable results pinpointed through
Why Have Trademark Outcomes?
decisive skill that
sets our graduates
apart from others
in the field.
You don’t just learn
about it, you practice it
until perfecting it with
What is a Phase?
The graduate curriculum in the College of Education is divided into 3 interrelated
phases that assess mastery of the TO.
The acquisition of knowledge.
Applying the knowledge and skills you have learned.
Designing, implementing and evaluating the information in real life
Three Phase Evaluation Sequence
Learning new or more in-depth
information about particular
competency-based set of skills.
Skill development to be able to
demonstrate an deep, performancebased understanding.
Practical application of the skill by
performing it in a real-world setting.
Scope and Sequence
Scope and sequence chart shows the 3
Helps you to know if you are taking
courses in appropriate phases
Provides clues about your preparation
when you need remediation
Allows you to know what to expect from
Performance Based Assessment
As you are moving through the 3 phases of coursework, you will be evaluated
through 2 methods
P1, P2, and
P3 end of
Information about how to complete A&Es is provided in the course syllabi
Apply and Evaluate Assignments
A&Es are specific to the content of
the course but assess progress
towards mastery of the TO
Progress on individual A&Es
provides you and your professor
with opportunities for both
remediation and enrichment
Feedback on A&Es occurs before the
course is completed
Rubrics are used to document your
Each course has an A&E
Phase 1-2 End of Phase Assessments
• Reflects mastery of
all P1-P2 knowledge
• Will reflect your
ability to actually
perform the skills
you have learned
• Allows for
Occurs towards the
end of your P1-P2
P3-End of Phase Assessment
• Incorporates a performance-based
demonstration of what you have learned
• Occurs at the end of the program
Signals mastery of
Rubrics will be
– Used to evaluate student progress on both
A&E assignments and end of phase
– Included in each course syllabus
– Available before the assignment or
assessment is due
– Provided to the student after evaluation
– Form the basis for remediation or enrichment
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scheduled basis and upon request.
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