Performance Indicators | Pepperdine University | Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Performance Indicators

Each program at GSEP has established a set of indicators for ensuring that graduates of our programs are meeting certain performance standards. The indicators reflect what is commonly expected by higher education in general and the profession specifically. Although GPA is certainly one indicator of performance, it tells only a small part of each student’s academic journey. Higher education best practices encourage the use of multiple indicators of student performance, which typically involve some form of a culminating academic experience such as a field experiences or practica, dissertations or other major research projects, comprehensive examinations, capstone courses and projects, and e-Portfolios.

For this program, the following indicator(s) are considered for assessing performance standards. Additional details for the performance indicators will be provided as you progress through the program.

  • Conceptual Tools: Students' paired responses for entrance and exit surveys are coded and content analyzed to identify "conceptual shifts" in how learning and leadership are understood.
  • Design Learning: Students design a rubric and evaluate their learning products after testing it with a target audience; student reflections on their learning products are content analyzed for themes and triangulated with the rubric findings to assess performance.
  • Action Research: Students' action research web and oral presentations are evaluated with a rubric in which 16+ points total is required to meet standards for acceptable work.