For purposes of determining the extent to which the college is reaching its goals, students are expected to participate in the assessment process required of institutions of higher education. Assessment activities may include, but not be restricted to, exit examinations in the area of one's major (see Berry College Catalog, Requirements of Undergraduate Degrees, item 16), opinion surveys, focus-group interviews and other forms of evaluation. The director of institutional research, in coordination with the deans of schools, will notify students when these evaluations are to be completed.
Senior Exit Exams
Graduating seniors are required to complete an examination/assessment in their major field area of study during their last semester at Berry, as stated in the Berry College Undergraduate Catalog (2005-2007 catalog, page 42, item 16; 2007-2009 online catalog, item 16; 2009-2011 online catalog, item 16; or 2011-2013 online catalog, Requirements of Undergraduate Degrees, Major/Minor Requirements, item 6). The test date is pre-determined and is listed in the Berry College Undergraduate Catalog. Test dates are also included on the IR Calendar page of the institutional research website. Students with double majors will need to schedule an individual testing time for the second test with the assistant director of institutional research.
Students in the following majors will complete the Major Field Test (MFT) from the Educational Testing Service.
Students in the following majors will complete the ACAT exam.
Students in the following majors will complete the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE). NOTE: Mathematics Education majors are required to complete both the GACE and the Major Field Test from ETS..
- Art Education
- Early Childhood Education
- HPE Teacher Training
- Mathematics Education (plus Mathematics Major Field Test)
- Middle-Grades Education
- Music Education (plus senior project)
Students in the following majors will complete a departmental examination.
- Animal Science
- Environmental Science (all concentrations)
- Exercise Science
Students in the following majors will complete a senior project/examination/capstone course.
- Communication (all concentrations)
- Computer Science
- Exercise Science
- Government (Portfolio Review)
- Interdisciplinary Studies (Capstone Project in major area of study)
- International Studies (Portfolio Review)
- Music (all concentrations)
- Religion and Philosophy (all concentrations)
- Sociology and Anthropology (all concentrations)