The goal of the unit’s quality assurance system is to ensure that its candidates are meeting performance standards and to determine the extent to which educators are being prepared to "positively impact learning through evidence-based practices." In order to achieve this goal, the unit has adopted a set of candidate assessment instruments which are completed using internal and external sources.

Each program has, with its constituent groups, reviewed, refined, and/or developed program-level assessments to ensure that candidates are meeting professional association standards. This work has been undertaken with the primary purpose of evaluating how well the unit and its individual programs are achieving the mission and vision. Assessments were developed and selected based on a focus of measuring how effectively the Dewar College of Education and Human Services is "positively impacting learning through evidence-based practices."  The unit quality assurance system incorporates processes to guide instruction, including curricular development and implementation; provide feedback to candidates; evaluate individual programs and the unit; and document accountability. Unit assessment occurs through on-going data collection, aggregation, disaggregation, analysis, and use.

The Dewar College of Education and Human Services utilizes Anthology Portfolio to collect assessment data. Training and support are offered through the Office of Professional Education Services in conjunction with courses for Entry into the Profession. Further support can be accessed directly for users of Anthology Portfolio. 

Click here to view COEHS Policy and Procedures Manual

Technology Applications

Anthology Portfolio: This page is designed to provide information on how to use the resources within Anthology Portfolio more effectively and efficiently for all the users within the Dewar College of Education & Human Services.

Qualtrics: Available through MyVSU at no cost, Qualtrics offers students, faculty, and staff the ability to create and distribute surveys to selected individuals for academic purposes.

Faculty Portal
: Available through MyVSU for faculty and staff, the Faculty Portal, developed by VSU Information Technology, offers faculty the ability to monitor student success, populate and update information for their curriculum vitae via Digital Measures, or view feedback provided by students on teaching performance.

Resources and Assessments

Annual Report Cycles

Name of Report


Submission Due Date to Requester

Title II Resolution

An annual process whereby pass rate data calculated by the GaPSC are obtained and verified by the EPP. The EPP is required to ensure all candidates who meet specific criteria are reported and the EPP must approve program and EPP pass rates before the conclusion of this resolution period.


Title II/Higher Education Opportunities Act (HEOA) Institutional and Program Report Card (IPRC)

This federally-mandated report ensures teacher preparation programs are providing quality programs that prepare candidates with appropriate training to effectively teach diverse populations and integrate technology in the classroom. Data such as admissions criteria, enrollment, average supervised clinical practice hours, faculty, and program completers are collected.

April 30

GaPSC Program Reporting System (PRS) Report

A report submitted when a program needs approval from the GaPSC, this report is not completed annually and instead is submitted when the COEHS is reviewed by CAEP for reaccreditation. Data collected for this report are similar to the EPP Data Use of Program Improvement reports submitted annually and pertain to key assessments used by programs to monitor student success for continuous improvement.

October (if applicable)

Title II Verification

An annual report required by the federal government and used to collect information on students who completed or are enrolled in a teacher preparation program. This report is a comprehensive report on teacher candidate enrollment, progression, and completion and the results of this report allow the federal and state government to collect additional information to provide stakeholders on teacher candidate performance. Data are collected through a student information portal created by the GaPSC and maintained by the EPP.


Traditional Program Management System (TPMS)

In 2013, the GaPSC began requiring EPPs to continually maintain educator preparation program enrollment, clinical practice, and completion information in their secure portal. Candidate data are created and updated to meet GaPSC educator preparation rules 505-3-.01 and 505-3-.02.

Throughout the year

Name of Report


Submission Due Date to Requester

Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Data Use for Strategic Program Improvement

An annual internal report developed by the EPP that provides a mechanism for systematic collection and analysis of assessment data at both the EPP and program level. Completed via a collaboration with program coordinators and the PES office, these results are used to generate program level action plans as part of the continuous improvement process.

May for EPP, September for EPP programs

Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Assessment Data

An annual data collection process where GACE pass rates for the fiscal year are aggregated for use in various reports at the departmental, college, state, and federal level.

Distirbuted to EPP programs in August

Institutional Effectiveness Reports (IER) and Institutional Effectiveness Plans (IEP)

As part of the requirements for SACS reaccreditation, IERs and IEPs are reported annually to VSU’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) and are used to ensure programs are demonstrating systematic, continuous improvement and data-driven decision making.

September 30