All students will take programmatic examinations. There are two formal programmatic examinations in the School Counseling program: the Pre-Practicum Examination and the Comprehensive Examination. Both examinations to be taken electronically, at KSU, in a supervised setting, and are in a multiple-choice format. The intent of these examinations is to:
The following tips were developed by the CHDS faculty to help students prepare for the Pre-Practicum and Comprehensive Examinations:
A registration sign-up sheet will be located on the bulletin board outside of 310 While Hall. Students will be made aware of when registration sign-up will begin through their kent.edu e-mail address and the CHDS student listserv. This registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
The â€œSchool Counseling Pre-Practicum Examination (SCPPE)â€ to be taken by students enrolled in the School Counseling program prior to beginning CHDS 6/78036 School Counseling Practicum. The SCPPE covers curriculum reflective of CACREP standards covered in the following pre-requisite courses to CHSD 6/78036 School Counseling Practicum:
Once students have met the academic prerequisite coursework for a practicum, all students must register for a practicum (e.g., School Counseling Practicum). Once registered for a practicum, the CHDS faculty will determine eligibility for the Pre-Practicum Examination. During the finals week of the semester directly before starting practicum, students will take their Pre-Practicum Examination (e.g., if you are starting Practicum in the Spring, you would take the Pre-Practicum Examination during the Fall semester finals week [i.e., in December]). Students will have a maximum of two hours to complete the Pre-Practicum Examination. There will be two opportunities during this week to take the Pre-Practicum Examination: Thursday starting at 1pm or Friday starting at 3:00pm. If students do not take the Pre-Practicum Examination during one of these two times, they will be de-enrolled from their practicum and therefore cannot start their practicum the next semester.
If students successfully pass their Pre-Practicum Examination, they can begin their practicum experience and move forward in the program. Students will be informed whether or not they passed their Pre-Practicum Examination; specific scores will not be given to students who pass their Pre-Practicum Examination.
However, if students fail the Pre-Practicum Examination they will be de-enrolled from their practicum and will be prohibited from taking their practicum until they successfully pass the Pre-Practicum Examination.
The â€œSchool Counseling Comprehensive Examination (SCCE)â€ to be taken by students enrolled in CHDS 78292 Internship II: School Counseling. The SCCE covers curriculum reflective of CACREP standards covered in all of the following required courses in the program:
During finals week of the first semester of Internship, students will take Comprehensive Examinations. Students will have a maximum of three hours to complete the Comprehensive Examination. There will be two opportunities during this week to take the Comprehensive Examination: Thursday starting at 4pm or Friday starting at 10:00am. If students do not take the Comprehensive Examination during one of these two times, they will not have the opportunity to take the Comprehensive Examination again until the end of the next semester.
However, if students fail the Comprehensive Examination remediation will occur.
Everyone in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) program, Community Counseling (CCON) program, or the School Counseling (SCON) program are required to take the exams. Students admitted for the Fall 2010 term or after are held to all of the above policies. However, students admitted to the CMHC, CCON, or SCON prior to the Fall 2010 term will not be dismissed from their program based on their performance on either the pre-practicum or comprehensive examination.