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Reading With Understanding: A Global Expectation, Mary Shea, Maria Anne Ceprano Oct 2017

Reading With Understanding: A Global Expectation, Mary Shea, Maria Anne Ceprano

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

Abstract:

This article outlines the complexity of reading with understanding, what is required for full and deep comprehension, the state of affairs with regard to reading comprehension in developed countries, possible etiologies for low performances, and suggestions for instruction in specific skills and strategies to improve students’ demonstrated achievement in daily lessons as well as on global assessments. Recognizing the commonality of this concern among nations, a need to examine universally accepted tenets for successful reading comprehension as well as local etiologies that impede it becomes increasingly important. Such tenets are skills and strategies that address all of Irwin’s ...


Improving Performance On Task Three Assessment: Strategies And Supports, Terryl Rock, Norma Hogan Oct 2017

Improving Performance On Task Three Assessment: Strategies And Supports, Terryl Rock, Norma Hogan

ETSU Faculty Works

In this session presenters will demonstrate specific strategies and supports that have helped our teacher candidates
improve their performance on Task Three: Assessment. Topics include helping teacher candidates:

  • Identify and state objectives clearly and effectively.
  • Align standards/objectives, instruction, and assessment.
  • Develop deeper understandings of evaluative criteria, cognitive feedback, and helping their students to use feedback.
  • Organize and display assessment data.
  • Conduct meaningful analysis of assessment data
  • Use assessment data to modify instruction and to plan next steps


Examples of strategies/activities/supports, as well as guidance for others to develop their own will be provided.


The Feasibility Of Assessing Parent And Child Letter Knowledge In At-Rrisk Families Within A Museum Enrichment Setting, Jeny Sara Thomas Aug 2017

The Feasibility Of Assessing Parent And Child Letter Knowledge In At-Rrisk Families Within A Museum Enrichment Setting, Jeny Sara Thomas

Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

THE FEASIBILITY OF ASSESSING PARENT AND CHILD LETTER KNOWLEDGE IN AT-RISK FAMILIES WITHIN A MUSEUM ENRICHMENT SETTING

by

Jeny Sara Thomas

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2017

Under the Supervision of Professor John Heilmann

Purpose. This study addressed alphabet knowledge with children/parents who may be at-risk using a museum environment. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the parent- and child-level assessments developed were appropriate to measure letter knowledge and children’s home literacy environment (HLE) from at-risk families and implement a museum enrichment program for the children/parents within a museum experience.

Methods. Fourteen parent-child dyads ...


Learning To Assess Student Understanding Through Formative And Summative Assessment, Sheryl Mcglamery, Saundra Shillingstad Jul 2017

Learning To Assess Student Understanding Through Formative And Summative Assessment, Sheryl Mcglamery, Saundra Shillingstad

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

Abstract: Following extensive discourse and observation (2015-2016) of pre-service teacher candidates’ engagement in academic field experiences in math, science, and social studies methods courses, two undergraduate methods professors noted that many of the teacher candidates struggled in the area of assessing student learning. We noted that pre-service teacher candidates struggled to differentiate between formative and summative assessment practices, struggled with knowing when and how to assess students during instruction, and lastly how to identify if student learning had occurred. This action research study reports the impact that modeling, teaching experience, and demonstrations of formative and summative assessment measures had on ...


Universal Design For Learning: A New Clinical Practice Assessment Tool Toward Creating Access And Equity For All Students, Diana Fogarty Jul 2017

Universal Design For Learning: A New Clinical Practice Assessment Tool Toward Creating Access And Equity For All Students, Diana Fogarty

LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations

To examine to what extent current general education pre-service teachers within a teacher preparation program at a private institution of higher education know and understand the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), expert focus groups were conducted. General education program syllabi were examined for UDL content and found to be lacking in such content. General education pre-service teachers videotaped lessons were reviewed for UDL content and were also found to be inadequate in demonstrating knowledge and understanding of Universal Design for Learning principles. Focus groups comprised of university fieldwork instructors and teacher education experts were asked to review and ...


Are You Afraid Of Technology? Effects Of 1:1 Ipads On Standardized Assessment Scores, Michael Vowles May 2017

Are You Afraid Of Technology? Effects Of 1:1 Ipads On Standardized Assessment Scores, Michael Vowles

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Lack of support at home and in school can be seen as the reason for low standardized test scores and/or low literacy skills. This study reviews the impact of technology (specifically 1:1 iPads) on students’ summative assessments by quantitatively analyzing the results achieved by the same teacher over a two-year period. The assessment includes results for each school year. Additionally, this study qualitatively examines the lessons, the training, and the implementation of the technology by the cooperating teacher to better understand it’s benefits. Results show that students who were taught using iPads displayed more growth and higher ...


Reading Workshop & Formative Assessment: Maximizing Quality Reading Instruction, Katherine Ann Lindner May 2017

Reading Workshop & Formative Assessment: Maximizing Quality Reading Instruction, Katherine Ann Lindner

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to closely examine an elementary teacher’s classroom practices in implementing reading workshop, to examine her assessment practices within this model and to see if, when, and how her assessment practices support or enhance constructivist practices within reading workshop. This qualitative case-study, was designed to examine, in depth, the teaching practices of one teacher attempting to implement constructivist teaching and learning practices in literacy instruction (reading in particular) in her classroom. The findings revealed that teachers implementing reading, when coupling that with formative assessment practices, can use those practices to enhance and grow students ...


Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning: Developing A Culture Of Assessment, Jacqueline M. Disanto, Nelson Nunez Rodriguez, Antonios Varelas, Alisa Roost Mar 2017

Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning: Developing A Culture Of Assessment, Jacqueline M. Disanto, Nelson Nunez Rodriguez, Antonios Varelas, Alisa Roost

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative at Hostos Community College focuses on melding assessment and faculty development through a scholastic approach. In order to facilitate a campus-wide engagement in assessment, particularly related to the effectiveness of classroom instruction, the focus remains on individual expectations and talents, professional responsibilities, and using formative and summative assessment to improve student success and recidivism. This was initiated through open dialogue on the critical need for inquiry-based instruction, targeted presentations, and a sustainable network of support.


Providing The Fuel Needed To Blast Teacher Candidates Into Employment, Lori Piowlski, Peggy Ballard Feb 2017

Providing The Fuel Needed To Blast Teacher Candidates Into Employment, Lori Piowlski, Peggy Ballard

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

The 21st century learner has many facets that a teacher must be able to gleam and respond to, as identified in the increasing number of teaching standards that require teachers to meet the needs of all diverse learners through instruction and assessment that engage and encourage all students. The increasing diverse composition of students brings new challenges that teacher preparation programs must address to prepare effective teachers ready to embrace these students in a classroom that is responsive to the needs of all students. This study focuses on the program development of teacher candidates learning in block three courses (the ...


Plunging Beneath The Surface: Uncovering Internal Dispositions, Lori Piowlski, Karen Colum Feb 2017

Plunging Beneath The Surface: Uncovering Internal Dispositions, Lori Piowlski, Karen Colum

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

Teacher preparation programs face the challenge of measuring candidates’ competencies that can be considered internal dispositions; which impact the quality of their instruction. This study delves into candidate edTPA scores in correlation with their IDI mindsets to support program development.


The 3 Edtpa Superhero's For Teacher Candidates, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

The 3 Edtpa Superhero's For Teacher Candidates, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

Effective teacher preparation in the 21st century must begin by revealing the three edTPA superheroes. Learn about the structures, supports, and success/celebrations essential to teacher candidate development and employment.


The Edtpa And Pds Collide In A Culture Of Care (Coc) Model, Lori Piowlski, Elizabeth Finsness Feb 2017

The Edtpa And Pds Collide In A Culture Of Care (Coc) Model, Lori Piowlski, Elizabeth Finsness

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

No abstract provided.


Preparing Culturally Proficient Teachers, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Preparing Culturally Proficient Teachers, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

This session helps frame the demographic and educational changes that are resulting in the restructuring of teacher preparation programs. Discussion of qualitative study provides a platform to begin reflecting on how to deliver a comprehensive teacher education program that instills cultural proficiency.


Development Of Culturally Proficient Practice Across A Teacher Preparation Program, Lisa Vasquez, Elizabeth J. Sandell, Beth Beschorner, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Development Of Culturally Proficient Practice Across A Teacher Preparation Program, Lisa Vasquez, Elizabeth J. Sandell, Beth Beschorner, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

No abstract provided.


Celebrate Preservice Instruction: New Culture Of Care (Coc) Teacher Preparation Field Experience Model, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Celebrate Preservice Instruction: New Culture Of Care (Coc) Teacher Preparation Field Experience Model, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

The 21st century learner has multiple facets that teachers must be able to gleam and respond to; as identified in the increasing number of teaching standards that require teachers to meet the needs of all diverse learners through instruction and assessment that engage and encourage all student learners. The increasing diverse composition of students in classrooms brings new challenges that teacher preparation programs and district partners must address to prepare effective teachers whom are ready to embrace all student backgrounds in a classroom setting; being responsive to the needs of all students. It is imperative that candidate preparation and district ...


Jump Start Faculty And Pds In Edtpa Practice, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Jump Start Faculty And Pds In Edtpa Practice, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

Join in the conversation of how faculty and departments can delve into the analysis, back mapping, problem solving, and PDS engagement to integrate and model the edTPA through program restructuring.


Get Ready, Get Set, Go...Learning To Leap Over The Hurdles Hindering Program Development And Begin To Merge Course Content And The Edtpa, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Get Ready, Get Set, Go...Learning To Leap Over The Hurdles Hindering Program Development And Begin To Merge Course Content And The Edtpa, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

No abstract provided.


21st Century Pds Initial Field Experience Model, Lori Piowlski, Darin Doherty, Scott Lusk Feb 2017

21st Century Pds Initial Field Experience Model, Lori Piowlski, Darin Doherty, Scott Lusk

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

No abstract provided.


Beware Of The Collision Between Cultural Proficiency And Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Beware Of The Collision Between Cultural Proficiency And Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

An issue facing teacher preparation programs is that higher education must be able to measure teacher candidates' competencies that can be considered internal dispositions, which directly impact the quality of their instruction. This session delves into the teacher performance assessment (edTPA) scores candidates are earning in correlation to their Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) levels


Multimodal K-12 Assessment Frameworks And The Interactive Audience: An Exploratory Analysis Of Existing Frameworks, Ewa Mcgrail, Nadia Behizadeh Jan 2017

Multimodal K-12 Assessment Frameworks And The Interactive Audience: An Exploratory Analysis Of Existing Frameworks, Ewa Mcgrail, Nadia Behizadeh

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

Multimodal writing often occurs through membership in an online, participatory culture; thus, the audience for student writers potentially can shift from imagined readers to actual, accessible readers and responders. In this article, we thoroughly review the idea of audience and then report results from an exploratory review of K-12 assessment frameworks and analyze how key frameworks address the need for consideration of an interactive audience. We found that multimodal composition is being defined consistently across all frameworks as composition that includes multiple ways of communicating, but the majority of multimodal composition examples were texts that were non-interactive composition types (as ...


Vmed 646: Animal Physiology Ii—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Renee M. Mcfee Jan 2017

Vmed 646: Animal Physiology Ii—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Benchmark Portfolio, Renee M. Mcfee

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

This Peer Review of Teaching Project portfolio focuses on the Animal Physiology II course which is required for first year veterinary medicine students. Weekly quizzes assess baseline knowledge and had been administered individually and in groups. I hypothesized the discontinuation of group quizzes would increase student effort when preparing for quizzes. Unit exams involve scenario-based questions and require students to apply information. I hypothesized the implementation of group exams would help under-performing students improve their ability to apply information they had learned. Exams were still taken individually prior to being taken in groups to encourage adequate preparation. Student impacts were ...