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PA118 Reading Requirement - EDUC624

 

The following supplemental information is provided to assist reviewers in evaluating EDUC624, submitted in fulfillment of the requirements of PA118.  The standards self-report matrix and EDUC624 course syllabi are also available from this website.

 

Index of Supplements:

Professional Conduct

Reading Response and Textbook Attests Guidelines

Case Study Portfolio Guidelines

Research and Methodologies Assignment Rubric


 

Professional Conduct

 

Value:  10%

 

Attendance and Participation Rating Scale

 

Student Name:  ____________________________

 

  • Active and constructive participation is essential to successful completion of this course

 

Please rate your level of active and constructive participation on a scale of 1 to 6.

 

                                                                        Poor                Average         Good

1.  Completed all the readings for each class session

1    2           3    4           5    6

 

2.  Thoughtfulness of your contributions in each class session

1    2           3    4           5    6

 

3.  Professionalism of your interactions with your peers and instructor

1    2           3    4           5    6

 

4.   Overall attendance and participation

1    2           3    4           5    6

 

 

 



Reading Response and Textbook Attests Guidelines

 

Number of Response 1-3

Total Value:  25%

 

The following is a guideline for responding to both qualitative and quantitative (data) articles to give some suggestions about what to look for in this assignment.  It does not mean that all areas listed below will be, nor should be, covered in your chosen article). 

 

A response to an article or textbook attest includes a summary of the content and purpose of the research article.  It also presents critical analysis of the research. 

 

NOTE:  Some basic questions should be asked when evaluating any research article or textbook attest. To evaluate an article or textbook, ask yourself:

 

  1. Experiment described clearly enough that I can repeat it?
  2. Experiment really checked hypothesis?
  3. Conclusions justified?

 

I.        Introduction

A. Problem:

1.      Statement of felt need or theory relevant to problem?

2.      Rationale for problem clearly defined?

3.      Problem educationally significant?

 

B.  Review of Literature

1.      Review comprehensive, yet concise?

2.      Review logically ties together basic or felt need to problem defined in study?

 

C.  Hypotheses:

1.      Clear, concise statement of problem in terms of research question or hypothesis?

2.      Research variables clearly defined?

 

II.      Method

A.  Subjects:

1.      Population adequately described?

                                                              i.      Size

                                                            ii.      Major characteristics

2.      Sampling procedures described?

3.      Sample adequately described?

                                                              i.      Size

                                                            ii.      Major characteristics

4.      Sample large enough for prescribed research design?

 

B. Instruments:

1.  Instruments adequately described?

            a) purpose and rationale for selection

            b) validity

            c) reliability

            d) administration, scoring, interpretation

 

C.    Design and Procedure:

1.   Procedures described well enough so another research could replicate study?

2.   Control procedures described?

3.   Variables stated that weren’t controlled which may confound results?

 

III.    Results

1.      Appropriate descriptive statistics stated, (e.g. means, standard deviations, correlations)?

2.      Results clearly stated?

 

IV.   Conclusions and Recommendations

1.      Original hypothesis answered in clear, concise statement?

2.      Generalizations made inappropriate to that specified by population?

3.      Practical recommendations made for future action?

4.      Recommendations for future research stated?

 



Case Study Portfolio Guidelines

 

Assignment 1-4

Value:  Written 35%

             Presentation 5%

 

This assignment asks you to apply what you know about literacy assessments and instruction for informing instruction to the needs and strengths of a particular student.  For this assignment, describe the student’s characteristics that will form the basis for your specific changes to inform your instruction to ensure student success.  It is recognized that the struggling students typically display combinations of strengths and weaknesses. 

 

The case study portfolio should include the following:

 

A)    Introduction to case study student

a.      Overview of learning needs/learning style of this student

b.      Student history can include: a brief school history and current educational program for your student, some information about the student’s family background and parents’ involvement in the student’s education. You should also include a preliminary report of strengths and weaknesses of your student and reading areas that you intend to focus on with your student

 

B)     Observations and Pre-assessment tasks

a.      Include the information used based on interviews, observations, and formal records.

b.      Include copies of assessment tasks and attach the following:

     Observation Checklists

     Interest/Information Interviews

     Metacognitive Interviews

c.      Reading and/or writing assessments

     Oral Reading Assessment

     Word Lists

     Oral Reading Record or Miscue Analysis, including reading   levels (independent, instructional and frustration level)

     Summary of fluency and retell

        Silent Reading

        Listening Test

d.  Based on your assessments of the context and the learner, you will form hypotheses about your case study student that will be the basis for your intervention plan.   

 

      Please attach all the documents and raw data (written notes, word lists and reading passages used, scoring sheets, audiotape, and any other relevant information). Put a DATE on EVERYTHING!

 

C)    Action Plan for instruction

a.  The plan will outline the specific context and instructional interventions that will test your hypotheses about your learner’s reading difficulty. You will be adding/modifying the plan as you work with your student. Specifically, you are expected to plan spelling, phonics or vocabulary activities and comprehension, composition or study activities based upon your student’s needs. Record what you did to help correct your case study student’s reading difficulty.

b.      Overview of focus and general description of what the student is expected to do (1-2 paragraphs) where you reflect on the sessions with your student.

 

D)    Transcription of Video taped lesson

a.      Complete a 5 minute transcription of teacher/student interaction within a literacy component (reading or writing with your case study student) See sample.

b.      Include an analysis of transcription including:

                                                              i.      Code

                                                            ii.      Turn

                                                          iii.      Teacher/Verbal and Child/Verbal

                                                           iv.      Teacher/Written and Child/Written

c.      Include a reflection of the instructional, domain or temporal contingency

E)      Field log

a.      For each lesson, include the expectations that this student will be expected to complete.  The journal should contain your initial ideas/plans (for what you want to accomplish with your student, including instructional ideas, materials, and expectations) about each session. Try to give a justification for why you are planning these activities. These are not intended to be a list of objectives, but a narrative where you carefully explain and reflect on your plans. You are also to describe what actually happened, and reflect on these events.

b.      For each lesson, summarize and briefly describe the methods of teacher instruction/presentation as well as any accommodations to instructional strategies to ensure this student’s success. Try to answer these questions:  What did your student learn during this session? What concerns do you have? What was beneficial? How will your teaching need to change for the next session?

c.      For each lesson, describe the student’s activities as well as the differentiated activities for this student (2-3 paragraphs)

d.      For each lesson, identify how each expectation will be assessed and achievement recorded

e.      Transcript of video analysis

 

E) Post-tests, Results, and Summaries

a.  Include the information from observations, records and possibly a follow up interview.

b. Include copies of follow up assessment tasks and attach the following:

     Checklists

     Post-tests

§         Results/Summary Information

c. Reading and/or writing assessments

     Oral Reading Assessment

     Word Lists

     Oral Reading Record/Miscue Analysis, including reading   levels (independent, instructional and frustration level)

     Summary of fluency and retell

        Silent Reading

        Listening Test

§         Any additional assessments

 

F)  Final Case Report

a.  A 3-4 page culmination of your work with your student will be the case report

b.  You will reflect on 1) the knowledge and concepts you have learned in this course, and 2) your case study experience in reading /writing diagnosis, assessment and correction.

 

    All assignments (except the scoring sheets) must: (a) be word processed and double-spaced (with a standard 12-point font and Times New Roman), (b) attend to proper rules of English grammar, and (c) conform to APA style.


 


EDUC 624: Research and Methodologies Assignment Rubric

 

Levels:

1

2

3

4

Score

Criteria:

 

 

 

 

 

Organization

Evidence of limited planning

Limited evidence of professional presentation

Evidence of planning

Some evidence of professional presentation

Evidence of effective planning

Professionally presented

Project is well-organized and meets all requirements; Evidence of complex  planning

Professionally and creatively presented

 

Application of knowledge, concepts and skills

Shows limited understanding of connections between course content, skills and effective educational practice

Shows some understanding connections between course content, skills and effective educational practice

Shows a good understanding of connections between course content, skills and effective educational practice

Shows masterful understanding of connections between course content, skills and effective educational practice

 

Communication of knowledge of related concepts and problem solving procedures

Communicates information and ideas with limited clarity

Communicates with a limited sense of audience and purpose

Communicates information and ideas with some clarity

Communicates with some sense of audience and purpose

Communicates information and ideas with considerable clarity

Communicates with clear sense of audience and purpose

Communicates information and ideas with high degree of clarity

Communicates with strong sense of audience and purpose

 

Understanding of reasoning and concepts

Demonstrates limited understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes

No conceptual framework evident

Attempts to use supportive evidence

Demonstrates some understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes

Conceptual framework not clearly evident

Relevant supportive evidence included

Demonstrates considerable understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes

Conceptual framework established

Relevant and specific supportive evidence included

Demonstrates thorough and insightful understanding of information, ideas, concepts, and themes

Conceptual framework clearly and creatively established

Creatively includes relevant, specific evidence

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

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