Because no nationally standardized assessment for teachers of children of poverty currently exists, a mastery test has been developed by the Center of Excellence. The assessment is administered each semester to Francis Marion student teachers at the conclusion of their final semester of preparation. This data is provided to School of Education program committees and faculty so that it may be used to inform programmatic changes that will support the ever-increasing success of FMU graduates as teachers of children of poverty.
Prizes are awarded to the student teachers who attain the highest scores each semester on the Mastery Assessment and they are featured in Center of Excellence publications.
Mastery Assessment Award Recipients
Fran Langston, Angelica Rainwater, Allie Elvington
Stephanie Roberts, Lindsay Smith, Jill Webster
Kristina Chandler, Adrian Jacobs, Katie Gorman
Morgan Gilbert, Grace Lyman, Tars Gainey, Mary Cox, Ashley Koval, Anna Moore, Altia Hamm
Katie Grogan, Benton Boyd, Donna Walker
Carolina Smith, Lyn Sullivan, Macey Owens
Cristin Richards, Ashley Hall, Elizabeth Graham, Jessica Greenwood, Brooke Hilburn, Christine McKenzie
Kimberly Davis, Amanda Privette, Cheryl Cottingham
April Cox, Samantha Pollett, Katrina T. Johannsen
Cherise Thayer, Patricia Donohue, Vernita Scarborough
James Smyth, James Jones, Caroline Jowwers
Brittany Sanders, Kristen Shackelford, Vance L. Evans, Douglas DeLoshier