New Degree Offers Tools for Assessing Student Data

Oct 11, 2013


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Assessment tests and the application of testing data continue to generate controversy as Tennessee works to improve student achievement scores.

This fall 21 students from across the state began studies toward a new advanced degree in education designed to help communities analyze student-learning data.

Middle Tennessee State University is now offering a Doctor of Education in Assessment, Learning and Pre-K-12 School Improvement degree. Program Interim Director Rick Vanosdall says the focus is squarely on students.

“What we need to do to ensure that every student is learning, and so it’s a student-by-student, skill-by-skill approach building inter-dependent teams within schools, school districts, and communities to really focus on learning.”

MTSU is restricting program applicants to those in a position to effect immediate pre-K-12 school improvement and gains in student learning.

MTSU will hold an on-campus informational meeting about the new degree Oct. 22 beginning at 5 p.m. Reservations are required.

Learn more by calling 615-898-2995, by emailing, or by visiting the College of Education website.