Unit Research, Assessment, and Evaluation
Pre-Admission to Teacher Education
The Mars Hill University Teacher Education Unit has been involved in performance evaluation since 1998. The development of a comprehensive, organized, and practical evaluation system has enhanced our assessment practices by providing the unit with a model for ongoing, consistent assessment of all candidates in all licensure areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our model, the Comprehensive Candidate Assessment System (CCAS)is closely aligned with NCATE Standard 2, Assessment System and Unit Operations. From 2004–2012, CCAS was managed in part by Livetext, a web-based data management system, which facilitates the manipulation of data for program improvement. In the summer 2012, the unit transitioned to TaskStream, a web-based software company dedicated to assessment and accountability processes, learning achievement, and continuous improvement. The transition was based on candidate feedback, data from reports on courses and programs in Live Text, and the Assessment Committee’s recommendations. Through CCAS, the unit is able to monitor the health and vitality of its licensure programs.
Dr. Jessica Van Cleave is currently serving as the Director of Assessment, replacing Dr. Jim Brown, who served from 2004-2012.
"I am applying for the teacher education program."
TEP Admission Application Packet
Please note that transition assessments are to be submitted electronically; hardcopies not accepted.
Transition I Self Assessment - Admission to Teacher Education Program
Transition I Disposition Assessment Form (to be completed by two professors – program coordinator, faculty member or other related professionals)
Field Experience Documentation Form (to be completed for each field experience)
Admission to Teacher Education Portfolio (Task Stream)
"I am applying for student teaching."
Application packets are available by emailing email@example.com.
Please note that transition assessments are to be submitted electronically; hardcopies are not accepted.
Transition II Self-Assessment - Admission to Clinical Practice (Student Teaching)
Transition II Disposition Assessment Form (To be completed by two professors – program coordinator, faculty members, or other related professionals)
"I am doing my student teaching and will soon be finished with my program."
North Carolina Program Approval Portfolio (Task Stream)
LEA/IHE Certificate of Teaching Capacity
Summative Exit Interview
Last updated 10/11/12