The two types of assessment used in RTI are universal screening and progress monitoring. Describe the purpose of each of these two types of assessment.
When I first saw that ACA-122 was a required course to complete your Associate in Arts degree, I thought it was an unnecessary course to have to take. What else could I possibly learn about College Transfer Success at the end of my degree? To my surprise, as I come to the end of ACA-122 class, I find myself to be a more prepared student and future employee. I wish I had taken this course during my first semester at Guilford Technical Community College.
Standardized testing is becoming a concern for many. There are many pro and cons associated with standardized testing and students. In our present education system, standardized testing is view as a way to find out the progress the student has or is academically. However, this may not always be the case. Standardized testing is actually putting a lot of pressure on students, families, teacher, and the school system. The reason why the pressure is rising is because a high score translate, the student is academically doing great, but a low score means possible evaluation needed. The concern for an evaluation for a student to be evaluated may not always be the case. A low score doesn’t meant evaluation, perhaps, it means more time needed.
After reading The Transition by Robert Caro, an article about the transition of power from President John Kennedy to Lyndon Johnson following Kennedy’s assassination, I was amazed at how Johnson was able to make the transition from Vice President to President effortless. From the moment that Johnson arrived at the hospital waiting to hear about the condition of the President, accounts from many White House staffers and secret service agents immediately noticed a change in the demeanor of Johnson. Homer Thornberry described Johnson to be “Very calm. All through the time he was just calm”. I was very surprised that Johnson was able to maintain a calm and collected demeanor, while having to make important decisions throughout the day.
This assessment allows for a more individualized approach to planning for specific children, while providing support to all. Using observation and anecdotal assessments provides multiple opportunities to view children learning and provides a more realistic view of their learning than an assessment, which only allows for right or wrong answers.
All states have a course standard to follow to set goals for teaching and learning (West, 2018). Teachers use these standards as a guide within their classroom to provide the best learning for their students. Today there is a huge debate between Common Core Standards and the Alabama College and Career Readiness Standards. These two standards are highly debated and investigated amongst teachers, government officials, and parents to understand which standards will enhance student’s academic knowledge. Some state political boards do not agree with the new adoption if the Common Core Standards. After researching both standards and gaining my own opinion, I think to adopt the new Common Core Standards is a positive thing for our school systems. Even though it has some negative like difficult transition for students, standards are vague, and unequal access to technology in the classroom and at home (Meador, 2017). Even with all the cons associated with the Common Core Standards, I think the new Common
First we will learn information about its history and its use in today’s America. Second we will see how they don’t work. Finally we will offer simple, yet effective solutions to our standardized testing issue
I incorporate this learned experience daily and learn through each success and discovered area of improvement. Addressing my students needs using a variety of assessment tools has been a beneficial practice to help guide instruction. Students have different learning styles and their strengths and weaknesses are not always apparent using the same methods of assessment. Utilizing formative, standards(goal)-based, anecdotal, observational and benchmarks has driven my instructional programs. The combination of different assessments provides me with a multi-dynamic perspective of my students allowing me to better understand their strengths, weakness and academic needs.
Every year, the daunting prospect of undergoing standardized testing brings anxiety to thousands of high school students, and for good reason: a student’s performance on standardized college admission exams - most importantly, the ACT and SAT - is a major determinant in deciding where they will go to college. For decades, such standardized tests have been universally accepted as part of the admissions process: proponents argue, as Syverson (2007) explains, that such tests are the only way of standardizing college admissions when students from different schools have such widely varying profiles. However, in the past several decades a growing anti-testing movement has begun to poke holes
2:1 Compare the strengths and limitations of assessments of a range of assessment methods with reference to the needs of individual learners.
The issue the author presents in chapter nine focuses on who should receive special education services and how should educators identify which students are to receive special education services.
SPSY 510 (psy of exceptional children) goes into the 13 categories of disabilities in which students may be placed for special education. It's a lot of work, but it is a 8 week class. We meet Tuesdays from 5pm to 10pm. For the most part, two students present a chapter (yesterday I had a presentation on speech and language impairment and another lady talked about autism).
Review the artifacts above on student enrollments and student progress in the course. Then, provide a detailed description of all that this information tells you about the hypothetical course. Include how the teacher might adjust the course in the future based on the previous activity of these students. Document in a reflection on your blog.
What other kinds of assessment measures will yield valuable information about his students? (This will depend on the “grade” you choose for Adrian.)
What particular sources will you use to complete the IIR? Provide a rationale for the selection of the sources.