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CAEP Key Assessments

The Miami University School Psychology Program is accredited through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). CAEP is one of our profession’s mechanisms by which to establish and ensure the high-quality preparation of school psychologists. These systematic evaluation and accountability procedures are also used to improve the program. To help in the process, the School Psychology program collects data about student progress throughout the program and an indication of each student’s outcomes via use of data from these key assessments as placed into the computer program entitled Chalk and Wire ( Use of this application is made available to students to use as a portfolio manager even after you finish your education here at Miami University. Your course professors and the school psychology program will provide information about Chalk and Wire if it is used in the courses you are taking. For your reference, the key assessments that are collected and the courses in which they occur are listed below.

MU School Psychology Program: CAEP/Key Assessment Breakdown

Assessment Key

  1. Content Knowledge—Licensure (Praxis II Test)
  2. Content Knowledge—Course Grades
  3. Practica (660, 654 rubrics/scales)
  4. Internship (795 and 796 rubrics/scales)
  5. Comprehensive, Performance-Based Internship Assessment (796 portfolio)
  6. Effects on Student Learning Environments/Learning (796 intervention outcomes)

Benchmark 1: Entrance

  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Successful undergraduate completion
  • Acceptable written essay
  • Acceptable GRE scores
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Personal interview and associated ratings

Benchmark 2: First Year Foundations

  • 3.0 GPA cumulative
  • Assessment 2: Course Grades [successfully complete (B or higher) all first year courses]
  • Complete Master’s of Science

Benchmark 3: Second Year Pre-Internship Foundations

  • Assessment 2: Course Grades
  • Assessment 3A: EDP 654 Counseling Practicum Evaluation
  • Assessment 3B: EDP 654 NASP Professional Work Characteristics I
  • Assessment 3C: EDP 654 Mental Health Case Study Rubric
  • Assessment 3D: EDP 660 Academic Practicum Case Study Rubric
  • Assessment 3E: EDP 660 NASP Professional Work Characteristics II
  • Assessment 3F: EDP 660 Practicum Progress Monitoring Scale
  • Assessment 6: Internship Outcome Evaluation Data

Benchmark 4: Internship/Exit

  • Assessment 1: PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Test
  • Assessment 4A: EDP 795 Internship Competency Evaluation 1
  • Assessment 4B: EDP 796 Internship Competency Evaluation 2
  • Assessment 4C: EDP 795 Internship Competency Evaluation 3
  • Assessment 4D: EDP 795 NASP Professional Work Characteristics 3
  • Assessment 4E: EDP 796 NASP Professional Work Characteristics 4
  • Assessment 4F: EDP 795 NASP Professional Work Characteristics 5
  • Assessment 5: EDP 796 Internship Portfolio