Rubrics and Spirals Amy Kvenvold Grand Canyon University: SPE-330 Special Education Foundations and Frameworks Professor Hebert March 2, 2013 Rubrics and Spirals The purposes of Rubrics and spirals are to evaluate student learning and for teachers it is used to support learning. Both have their definite purpose in education, and can be used to ensure better results for our students. While both can be used as tools for evaluating students, they may not both work for a particular situation. A rubric may be more appropriate for one situation where a spiral will be best for another. Rubrics are a great tool to help students understand expectations for an assignment.
Students need to pass the English, social studies, math and science portion of the test to graduate (Copyright Texas Education Agency (TEA)). There’s no excuse for a student to fail if the test covers what should have been already taught. If schools are concerned that the results are not where they need them to be, they should be taking action. All those involved should be taking whatever action is needed in order to get the results they want. These types of tests are important in measuring student’s intellect, in this case determining if they are ready for college.
(Canon, 2011) Moving and switching schools so frequently can cause a wealth of problems for the military child. Changing schools often can have a negative effect on schooling on its own. If classes in one location are behind classes in another location the child has to catch up to the rest of the class. If some classes do not transfer to another school the child may have to retake classes or even postpone graduation. Research has shown that frequently changing schools has a cumulative effect on academics, often putting a child who moves frequently a year or more behind students who do not move as much.
Effects of Going to College Later in Life After a person has been out of school for many years going to college is not an easy decision to make. The decision is challenging and stressful; because you have to consider all the changes your life will entail. The person has to make choices regarding school and degree program, attending full or part time, financial options and time management. When a person goes to college the first decision would be why do you want to go to college? The answer is either a career change or advance opportunities through their current employer.
Hypothetical Research on Graduation Statistics of Low-Income Students Debbie Payne PSY325: Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences Dr. Scott Russell August 5, 2014 Hypothetical Research on Graduation Statistics of Low-Income Students Every student has the right to education that develops their personality, talents, and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. They have a right to right to expand their knowledge, but does income hold them back? Some students don’t graduate from high school and if they make it to college never finish because they have financial hardships. Or going into the educational system does their income bracket set them up for failure? It is estimated that over three million students drop outs in the U.S. and a large portion of these are African-American.
Since there are such differences between the wealthy and the poor in this country there're also large differences in the system of education from place to place. Throughout the years many have tried different solutions to attempt to close the gap. Under the Bush administration the No Child Left Behind Act was developed to address the Achievement gap. Since this Act, there has been a large amount of conflict concerning both the completion and the impact that the act has actually had on the achievement gap as it relates to Black and White students. This continuing challenge is deeply harmful to the African American community, to our state, our nation, and our democracy.
The group does have purpose as they plan to create an after-school program which will improve school performance both by the students and the teachers. The group is structured as the Woodson Foundation and the school system will develop a new agency that will draw on resources from both organizations as well as a representative from the NCPIE. This is where the group comes up short from the storming stage as there is no leadership yet. They are still establishing ground rules such as: Will the new jobs be unionized? And Will the Woodson Foundation be able to use hard data?
I believe that surveys of students is a great way to analyze the learning process, but also an effective approach to measuring the level of learning students. The Gallup poll of Student Engagement can help educators to improve programs and eliminating deficiencies, while students can get valuable information about the learning process. This technique allows to identify the emotional attitude to learning and to obtain information about the emotional well- being of each student and the class as a whole. Evaluation of the relationship to the values of the school culture and the level of development of the self-study was conducted according to an anonymous survey. The level of student engagement largely determines the efficiency and development of the school.
And depending on the students’ response, the teacher could take that question a step further by asking if the student personalized questions about the student or the student’s family, or even historical figures or events. But because this is kindergarten, it is more realistic to talk about the student history rather than historical events. Diagnostic method is one way to assess students before teaching them, whereas the formative method is a good method used to assess students during (or after) a lesson. The formative method of assessment can be informal or formal and typically is used to check and see if the children are attaining the information the teacher is teaching. An appropriate technique could be a game like jeopardy or memory that includes a
The antecedents and setting events, the behavior and consequences should be critically considered to ensure that the function of the behavior is met. It is not enough to put the plans in place but very important to follow through and ensure that the FBA and BIP are implemented as planned. If at any time it is noticed that the plan ceases to be effective it will be pertinent for the individual educational plan (IEP) committee to come together and make appropriate and adequate changes. It is very important to update students’ progress based on the collected data and evaluations to ensure that relevant measures, strategies and intervention are utilized. Effective strategies and intervention are required to successfully change inappropriate behavior and foster appropriate behavior.