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MPA Comprehensive Exam Evaluation Form

Is the Reviewer Texas State MPA Faculty? *

Outcome 1

Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.


1. Purpose

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the purpose of the paper.

2. Headings and Sub-headings

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the student's use of headings and sub-headings.


3. Connections between Headings and Text

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the connections between headings and text.


4. Transitions between Headings

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the student's use of transitions between headings.


5. Grammar

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the student's use of grammar.


6. Punctuation and Capitalization

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the student's use of punctuation and capitalization.


7. Style

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the student's use of style.


8. Key Terms

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the student's use of key terms.


9. Thesis

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the quality of the thesis in paragraphs.


10. Body of Paragraph

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate how well the body of a given paragraph supports the thesis of the paragraph.


11. Coherence

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the connections between paragraphs.


12. Cohesion

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate how well the body of a given paragraph supports the thesis of the paragraph.


13. Citations

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the student's use of citations.


14. Quotations

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the student's use of quotations.


15. Integration of Sources

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate how well the student integrated sources into the paper.


16. Quality of Sources

On a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being highest), please rate the quality of the student's sources.


Outcome 2

Students will demonstrate comprehension of public policy and program formation as well as the institutional and legal framework of public policy and management.

Student demonstrated comprehension of the following 



Outcome 4

The student will demonstrate the ability to see patterns and classify information, concepts, and theories in public policy and administration.

See patterns and classify information, concepts, and theories (Analysis). *

Outcome 5

Students will demonstrate the ability to use reasoned arguments to judge evidence in public policy and public management.

Ability to use reasoned arguments to judge evidence. *
To what extent does the student demonstrate the ability to use reasoned judgments to make recommendations that inform the public interest? *