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Student Learning Assessment Handbook

September 11 Ceremony
September 11 Ceremony, 2019

Spotlight on Assessment 
Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy Program

The Assessment Committee would like to recognize the Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy Program as the Spotlight on Assessment

The Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy has utilized many differing assessment activities including panels, exams, papers, presentations, and specific skills tests to achieve remarkable results.  While many programs have high benchmarks, this program expects all students to acquire select skills at a 100% attainment rate.  This level of Student Learning Outcome achievement is demonstrated in the 425 out of 427 students from this program who have passed the demanding state POST certification.  Furthermore, the retention rate of this program is 97% with a 92% job placement rate.  This data points to assessment that is clearly systematic, systemic and intentional.  At the end of each semester, a program debrief is conducted and any changes/improvements are implemented before the next group of cadets begins the program.  The program is reviewed each semester and must meet the stringent requirements of the Peace Officer Standard and Training Board, thus the program is on a continuous review cycle.

Excellent job on assessment by the Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy!